|About the Book|
A volume in Research in Multicultural Education and International PerspectivesSeries Editors Farideh Salili and Rumjahn Hoosain, The University of Hong KongEducation, East and West, is today mostly Western in orientation. Asian perspectives remain relativelyunrepresented in curricula, pedagogy and administrative structures. This volume has brought togetherauthors researching in Asia who redress this imbalance and describe what the West can learn from the East.Topics covered include conceptions of and approaches to effective learning and teaching, self-regulatedlearning, perceived causes of success and failure, valuing of education, peer influences and classroom behavior, creativity, teacher commitment, class size, motivation, future goals, and other influences on effectivelearning. Shared insights from the research and theorizing presented should provide a fascinating perspectivesfor educators and administrators charged with providing cutting-edge, research-based educational best practices in diverse cultural and socialenvironments internationally.