Asia as Method and Network Governance in Education
时 间：2019年11月21日 13：00
地 点：中北校区 文科大楼1214
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Dr. Philip W.K. Chan
Lecturer, Faculty of Education
Monash University, Australia
Professor Zhu Zhiyong
Dr.Chan was a convenorof Monash Education Research Community and is a convenor of Chinese Education Research Team and a series editor of Asia Pacific Education Book series of Monash University Publishing. His recent edited/authored books are “Asia as Method in Education Studies: A Defiant Imagination” (Routledge, 2015), “Asia Pacific Education: Leadership, Governance and Administration” (Information Age Publishing, 2019) and “Public Education Reform and Network Governance: Lessons from China's State-owned Enterprise Schools” (Routledge, 2019). Dr. Chan was the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Programs that Enhance Learning at Monash University.
Western academic discourse plays a dominant role in social science research in each corner of the world (Zhang, Chan & Kenway, 2015). The potential of Asia as method is this: using the idea of Asian imaginary anchoring point, societies in Asia can become each other’s reference point, so that the understanding of the self may be transformed and subjectivity rebuilt. On this basis, the diverse historical experiences and rich social practices of Asia may be mobilized to provide alternative horizons and perspectives (Chen, 2010).
Network governance has been applied to education policy (Ball, 2008). “Mohe” is a way to coordinate autonomous actors as they accommodate each other to solve the societal problems and achieve their collective goals. Naming network governance in this way uses Asian theory as the reference point, rather than simply accepting the conceptualization provided by the West (Chen, 2010). It is a methodological strategy that problematizes Western concepts in the light of Asian history and intellectual traditions.