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Asian Education Miracles: In Search of Sociocultural and Psychological Explanations

Investigates how values and practices in the classroom, school, family, and the society can influence students’ motivation, engagement, and psychological well-being. Synthesizes research on students and systems from culturally diverse Asian countries and economies, including Cambodia, Hong Kong-China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, and beyond. Includes sociocultural and psychological foundation of the Asian education miracles and the theoretical concept of “optimization” for effective learning.