Special Issue "Innovations in Education Policy and Private Sector Initiatives in Pacific Rim Countries"
A special issue of Administrative Sciences (ISSN 2076-3387).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2012)
Dr. Kathryn Ibata-Arens
Director, Global Asian Studies, DePaul University, Department of Political Science, 990 W. Fullerton Avenue, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL 60614, USA
Phone: +1 773 3257336
Fax: +1 773 3257337
Interests: innovation and entrepreneurship; organization theory; strategy in firms, communities and in local government; Japan
How are national governments in Pacific Rim countries meeting 21st century challenges to improve the skill base of their citizens in seeking employment that contributes to rising standards of living and sustainable economic development, while strengthening national economies?
This special issue contributes to the cross-national and interdisciplinary dialog concerning innovative approaches in education policy and practice. Asian countries in particular are placing an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the hopes of stimulating high technology entrepreneurship and the emergence of new high growth industries. Supplementary education (including “cram” schools, which focus on rote memorization in subjects such as math) has been an integral part of the education system in a number of Asian countries, while inroads are also being made in gifted, enrichment (hands-on activities supplementing learning for high ability students) and online learning. How is success in these practices in Asia balanced against what can be seen as a neglect of traditional sectors? What are the societal implications of a decline in national funding for cultural and liberal arts education? Are these countries developing a national education system which supports a healthy national innovation system, and can (and should) these practices be modeled elsewhere?
The special issue shall be prefaced by a brief thematic and theoretical introduction by Gerald Hane, CEO of Battelle Japan and Kathryn Ibata-Arens, political economist and associate professor at De Paul University. The introduction situates innovations in education within human capital development as part of innovation policy (competitive national innovation systems), as well as within ideas of social policy (outreach to disadvantaged socio-economic groups) and immigration policy (how certain countries are attracting the best and brightest from elsewhere to fast-track domestic human capital development).
The special issue will conclude with a reflective commentary by E. Anthony Kelly, professor at George Mason University and expert in education policy. Of particular emphasis in the essay shall be policy lessons learned for the United States and other Pacific Rim countries including, but not limited to, Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
Contributions welcomed from social scientists and others with expertise in the aforementioned issues. Research based on surveys and/or original fieldwork is particularly welcome. Single-country and/or comparative works in East Asia, Southeast and South Asia as well as Latin America and South America are encouraged.
Dr. Kathryn Ibata-Arens
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- higher education
- K – 12 education
Article: Race to the Future: Innovations in Gifted and Enrichment Education in Asia, and Implications for the United States
Adm. Sci. 2012, 2(1), 1-25; doi:10.3390/admsci2010001
Received: 26 September 2011; in revised form: 14 November 2011 / Accepted: 5 December 2011 / Published: 12 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (288 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Adm. Sci. 2012, 2(1), 82-98; doi:10.3390/admsci2010082
Received: 10 January 2012; in revised form: 3 February 2012 / Accepted: 21 February 2012 / Published: 1 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (248 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 16 May 2012