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Heffron, John M.

Works: 8 works in 44 publications in 1 language and 990 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HN652.5, 303.4825
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Most widely held works by John M Heffron
Globalization and change in Asia( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Globalization and Change in Asia explores three decades of adjustment on the part of governments, civil society, and the private sector to the complex new forces of international competition. Recognizing that the benefits of globalization have not accrued equally to all Asian countries, or to all stratums of society, the authors seek lessons that can help shape development policy to effect the greatest good. Thus, they focus on the essential ingredients of the most broadly successful globalization strategies - strategies that can most optimally respond to the economic, social, and technological challenges that lay ahead."--Jacket
Cultural change and persistence : new perspectives on development by William Ascher( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural Change and Persistence addresses the complex challenge of pursuing development while safeguarding cherished aspects of deeply-rooted cultural practices and beliefs. Through cases from multiple world regions, the authors tackle the thorny problem of how to define and identify cultural aspects worthy of persistence. They document how leaders and activists use culture to shape development and vice versa, with examples ranging from the use of historical understandings to promote or critique economic development strategies, to efforts to modify cultural practices in order to prevent their decline. The cases provide penetrating insights into effective strategies for pursuing both cultural integrity and development. -- Back cover
Leadership for development : what globalization demands of leaders fighting for change( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of development thinking : governance, economics, assistance, and security by William Ascher( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book assesses the evolution of theories, doctrines, and practices in governance, economics, foreign assistance, civil society, and human security in developing countries since WWII, identifying progress and weaknesses. It points to how development approaches across these inter-connected areas can greatly enhance inclusive development.--
RISE OF THE SOUTH IN AMERICAN THOUGHT AND EDUCATION : the rockefeller years (1902-1917)... and beyond by John M Heffron( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Politics, economics, and inclusive development( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Soka education as a theory of leadership( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This research poses two interrelated questions. How important is it for the formation of democratic ideas about educational leadership that the group or individual promoting those ideas is operating within a democratic political environment or, to the contrary, in the absence of one? And second, in the case of the latter, what are the available resources – historical, educational, philosophical, and transnational – for a countervailing vision of educational leadership, one rooted in precisely those democratic forms that have failed to find a hospitable environment in the home country: in the case of this research, feudal Japan in the 1930s and 1940s when a heightened form of militant fascism ruled the country. The strength of an idea, especially one that emerges in an inhospitable environment, that draws its strength from a kind of stress of opposites, and that survives the political machinations against it, may in selective cases be sufficient enough to overcome the structural limits of context. One such idea, the article argues, is ‘Soka,’ a Japanese term that translates as value creation. A fundamental critique of this philosophy is that ‘education is unproductive,’ not in the narrow economic sense of the term, but in the production of ‘benefit, good, and beauty,’ the building blocks of ‘value creation,’ a dynamic process of meaning-making within any given reality. The article demonstrates how an historical case from Japan can have broad contemporary use and significance for educational leadership and its preparation
Values in education : social capital formation in Asia and the Pacific by John D Montgomery( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Social capital creates or reinforces the mutual trust that binds people together. Some of the traditional human values in Asia and the cultural changes Asians face in order to survive in an era of globalization are presented in this collection of essays. The chapters emphasize the strong influence of values on education, the role of education in building social capital, and the necessity of expanding social capital in order to enhance human potential. In chapter 1 ("Defining Values"), John M. Heffron reviews the historical antecedents of some current philosophical interpretations of values relating to education and development. In chapter 2 ("Are Asian Values Different?"), John D. Montgomery looks at whether these values differ as regards fundamental issues. In chapter 3 ("Diffusion of Values and the Pacific Rim"), Nathan Glazer presents comparative cultural and historical evidence identifying core values in the Pacific Rim. In chapter 4 ("Continuity and Change in Popular Values on the Pacific Rim"), Alex Inkeles offers empirical measures of values arising in the context of social changes that attend modernization. In chapter 5 ("Education as Communication"), Ruth Hayhoe documents some of the processes by which formal and nonformal education actually communicate values. In chapter 6 ("Measuring Impact of Social Value and Change"), Wing-On Lee addresses the difficult problem of identifying and measuring the impact of changing values on individuals and society. In chapter 7 ("Promoting Human Rights in East Asian Value: Basic Education's Role"), William L. Cummings shows how values have infused the Japanese educational system, and in chapter 8 ("Engineering Values: Education Policies and Values Transmission"), Kai-ming Cheng examines the extent to which values can be engineered. (Rjm)
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Globalization and change in Asia
Cultural change and persistence : new perspectives on developmentLeadership for development : what globalization demands of leaders fighting for changeValues in education : social capital formation in Asia and the Pacific
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