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Identity, Equity and Social Justice in Asia Pacific Education

Edited by Raqib Chowdhury and Lilly K Yazdanpandah

$49.95

Beginning from a recognition of the fact that, as individuals, the way we think of social justice will depend on our understanding of who we are, Identity, Equity and Social Justice in Asia Pacific Education recognises and responds to the wide range of contextual and cultural perspectives informing notions of social justice across Asia Pacific educational environments. While frequently featuring as a key concept in both policy and practice, social justice is understood differently by educators and policy makers in different nations and regions. Case studies of equality and justice, fairness and equity, within educational institutions of the Asia Pacific, inform innovative contributions here to wider contemporary scholarly and public debates. This book will facilitate a more nuanced understanding of the cultural dimensions of social justice, and allow future researchers to apply new frameworks of understanding that can be expected to be of increasing relevance to educational practice.

About the Editors

Raqib Chowdhury taught at Dhaka University from 1997 to 2004 and, since 2008, at Monash University. He holds Masters degrees in English Literature and Education and has published in the areas of TESOL, international education and identity. He is the author of Desiring TESOL and International Education: Market Abuse and Exploitation and Enacting English Across Borders: A Critical Study in the Asia Pacific.

Lilly Yazdanpanah teaches at the Faculty of Education at Monash University. Her research centres on the construction of teacher and student identity, emotions, and cultural diversity in English language classrooms. She also serves as the Submissions Editor of TESL-EJ and is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Studies in Learning and Teaching English and the Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA).