This is a unique and major resource on modern educators of Asia and their contribution to Asian educational development through the 19th and 20th centuries, when modernization started in Asia. In one comprehensive volume, this encyclopedia covers a selection of modern educators from East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, and their contribution to the development of modern education practically and theoretically in their respective ways. The diversity of cultures and religion as well as the multilinguistic and ethnic contexts had made Asian modernization unique and complex, if not chaotic. Educational modernization in Asia reflected this historical context in many ways and resulted in the diverse forms of learning, teaching, institutions and administration. The educators selected for this volume do not only include professional and academic educators but also politicians, bureaucrats and public servants who were committed to the cause of education for children, youth and adults.
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modern Asian Educators