Asia Pacific Journal of Education

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Over the past half century, the education systems of the countries of the Asia-Pacific region have been engaged in rapid and near continual change. The forces of industrial modernity, postcolonialism and globalisation have led to major shifts in educational policy and governance, curriculum and pedagogy, and in the everyday lives and practices of students and teachers.

Established in 1996 at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, the Asia Pacific Journal of Education is Asia's leading educational foundation and policy journal. It was relaunched as a full-fledged journal with an international reach by Taylor and Francis/Routledge in 2005. It is a platform for the critical analysis and review of these processes. The journal has been accepted into the Social Sciences Citation Index and is the first major Asian education journal to be indexed.

Key issues include: cultural and linguistic continuity and change; ethnicity, class, gender and diversity in education; systems and infrastructure development; cultures and structures of educational organisations; educational policy responses; migrant and indigenous education; historical and current educational relationships between Asian and Pacific countries and systems; relationships with the educational ideas and systems of the "North" and "West"; and the impacts of new communications media and technologies, new and hybrid cultural forms and practices, and globalised economies on education.

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Lead Editor
Tan Oon Seng
National Institute of Education Singapore


Christine Goh and Liu Woon Chia
National Institute of Education Singapore


Associate Editors
Vahid Aryadoust, Mohd Mukhlis Abu Bakar, Chen Wenli, Suzanne Choo, Trivina Kang, Dennis Kwek, Lee Ngan Hoe, Gregory Arief Liem, Tan Chee Soon, and Jennifer Tan
National Institute of Education Singapore

Maria Manzon
Education University of Hong Kong

Book Review Editors

Dennis Kwek and Wong Hwei Ming
National Institute of Education Singapore

Managing Editors

Melvin Chan and Phillip Towndrow
National Institute of Education Singapore

Publication Details

Volume 38, 2018, 4 issues per annum
ISSN Print: 0218-8791
ISSN Online: 1742-6855


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Contact Information

Leah Phoon and Nur Haryanti Sazali
Editorial Administrators

Asia Pacific Journal of Education
Office of Education Research
National Institute of Education
1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616