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              The Sportsmen of Changi

              The Sportsmen of Changi (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Blackburn, Kevin

              • RRP: $34.99
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              Japanese World War II POW camps conjure up a notorious picture of deprivation and brutality. The idea that sport, of all things, flourished in such hellish conditions is hard to envisage but the truth is, it did. Captives played Aussie Rules football and rugby at the infamous Cha...ngi prisoner-of-war camp, and tennis on the Burmese side of the BurmaThailand Railway. They played soccer, cricket, baseball or basketball, and sometimes their prison guards even joined in for a game. There were many elite sportsmen in these ranks intent on reviving their sporting careers after returning home at wars end, and many of them succeeded. The Sportsmen of Changi tells the story everyone forgot of how sport became a lifeline for POWs after the fall of Singapore, when 50 000 Australian and British soldiers became prisoners of the Japanese. Inspiring and absorbing, it shows that in unimaginable conditions people will do all they can to hold onto what makes them human.
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              ISBN 9781742233024
              Published AU 1 Feb 2012
              Publisher NewSouth Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Decolonizing the History Curriculum in Malaysia and Singapore

              Decolonizing the History Curriculum in Malaysia and Singapore (Hardback)

              By Blackburn, Kevin; Wu, ZongLun

              • RRP: $242.00
              • $242.00
              • Delayed Release

              Decolonizing the History Curriculum in Malaysia and Singapore is a unique study in the history of education because it examines decolonization in terms of how it changed the subject of history in the school curriculum of two colonized countries - Malaysia and Singapore. Blackburn... and Wu's book analyses the transition of the subject of history from colonial education to postcolonial education, from the history syllabus upholding the colonial order to after independence when the history syllabus became a tool for nation-building. Malaysia and Singapore are excellent case studies of this process because they once shared a common imperial curriculum in the English language schools that was gradually `decolonized' to form the basis of the early history syllabuses of the new nation-states (they were briefly one nation-state in the early to mid-1960s). The colonial English language history syllabus was `decolonized' into a national curriculum that was translated into the Chinese, Malay, and Tamil schools of Malaysia and Singapore. By analysing the causes and consequences of the dramatic changes made to the teaching of history in the schools of Malaya and Singapore as Britain ended her empire in Southeast Asia, Blackburn and Wu offer fascinating insights into educational reform, the effects of decolonization on curricula and the history of Malaysian and Singaporean education.
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              ISBN 9781138391659
              Released AU 17 Jun 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Educational History and Development in Asia
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              Education, Industrialization and the End of Empire in Singapore
               

              Education, Industrialization and the End of Empire in Singapore (Hardback)

              By Blackburn, Kevin

              • RRP: $105.00
              • $105.00
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              This volume assesses how the rapid and wide scale expansion of vocational and technical education from 1968 to 1971 helped create a skilled industrial workforce necessary for the industrialization of Singapore during the 1970s and into the 1980s. The book traces how Singapore's r...uling People's Action Party came to view education as an instrument of its economic policies. It provides a history of vocational and technical education's role in the economy from the colonial era to Singapore's 'Second Industrial Revolution' in the 1980s, which required a highly skilled industrial workforce. The book argues that crucial in creating this industrial workforce were the circumstances under which Singapore decolonized. After years of neglect, the British, as they decolonized, assisted in providing the training necessary for an industrial workforce that a new manufacturing economy needed. The British wanted, after their departure, a stable Singapore in the era of the Cold War.
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              ISBN 9781138679764
              Released AU 6 Dec 2016
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Educational History and Development in Asia
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              Education, Industrialization and the End of Empire in Singapore

              Education, Industrialization and the End of Empire in Singapore (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Blackburn, Kevin

              • RRP: $33.99
              • $33.99
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              Singapore under the ruling People's Action Party government has been categorized as a developmental state which has utilized education as an instrument of its economic policies and nation-building agenda. However, contrary to accepted assumptions, the use of education by the stat...e to promote economic growth did not begin with the coming to power of the People's Action Party in 1959. In Singapore, the colonial state had been using education to meet the demands of its colonial economy well before the rise of the post-independence developmental state. Education, Industrialization and the End of Empire in Singapore examines how the state's use of education as an instrument of economic policy had its origins in the colonial economy and intensified during the process of decolonization. By covering this process the history of vocational and technical education and its relationship with the economy is traced from the colonial era through to decolonization and into the early postcolonial period.
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              ISBN 9781138365704
              Released AU 11 Sep 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in Educational History and Development in Asia
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              War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition
               

              War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition (Hardback, 1st ed. 2016)

              By Blackburn, Kevin

              • RRP: $142.99
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              Commemoration of war is done through sport on Anzac Day to remember Australia's war dead. War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition traces the creation of this sporting tradition at Gallipoli in 1915, and how it has evolved from late Victorian and Edwardian ideas of masculinity extollin...g prowess on the sports field as fostering prowess on the battlefield.
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              ISBN 9781137487599
              Released AU 16 Dec 2015
              Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Palgrave Studies in Sport and Politics
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              Forgotten Captives in Japanese-Occupied Asia
                

              Forgotten Captives in Japanese-Occupied Asia (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              Edited by Blackburn, Kevin; Hack, Karl

              • Imp. $700.99
              • $700.99
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              Examines the experiences of captivity in Japanese-occupied Asia. This book explores differences in how captivity was experienced between 1941 and 1945, and has been remembered since.

              ISBN 9780415426350
              Released AU 14 Dec 2007
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
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              Forgotten Captives in Japanese-Occupied Asia
                

              Forgotten Captives in Japanese-Occupied Asia (Paperback)

              Edited by Blackburn, Kevin; Hack, Karl

              • Imp. $215.99
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              Using archival, oral and literary sources, Blackburn and Hack along with an impressive team of international contributors, seek to rectify the obscured picture of the Japanese captive by bringing together a collection of essays covering an extremely broad range of forgotten capti...ves.
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              ISBN 9780415690058
              Released AU 12 Oct 2011
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia
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              The Sportsmen of Changi
                

              The Sportsmen of Changi (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Blackburn, Kevin

              Japanese World War II POW camps conjure up a notorious picture of deprivation and brutality. The idea that sport, of all things, flourished in such hellish conditions is hard to envisage - but the truth is, it did. Captives played Aussie Rules football and rugby at the infamous C...hangi prisoner - of - war camp, and tennis on the Burmese side of t...
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              ISBN 9781459637207
              Released AU 15 Mar 2012
              Publisher UNSW Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Read How You Want
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              The Sportsmen of Changi
               

              The Sportsmen of Changi (EPUB ebook)

              By Blackburn, Kevin

              Japanese World War II POW camps conjure up a notorious picture of deprivation and brutality. The idea that sport, of all things, flourished in such hellish conditions is hard to envisage - but the truth is, it did. Captives played Aussie Rules football and rugby at the infamous C...hangi prisoner-of-war camp, and tennis on the Burmese side of the Burma-Thailand Railway. They played soccer, cricket, baseball or basketball, and sometimes their prison guards even joined in for a game. There were many elite sportsmen in these ranks intent on reviving their sporting careers after returning home at war's end, and many of them succeeded. The Sportsmen of Changi tells the story everyone forgot - of how sport became a lifeline for POWs after the fall of Singapore, when 50 000 Australian and British soldiers became prisoners of the Japanese. Inspiring and absorbing, it shows that in unimaginable conditions people will do all they can to hold onto what makes them human.
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              ISBN 9781742241005
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              Language en
              Released AU 1 Feb 2012
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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              The Sportsmen of Changi
               

              The Sportsmen of Changi (PDF ebook)

              By Blackburn, Kevin

              Japanese World War II POW camps conjure up a notorious picture of deprivation and brutality. The idea that sport, of all things, flourished in such hellish conditions is hard to envisage - but the truth is, it did. Captives played Aussie Rules football and rugby at the infamous C...hangi prisoner-of-war camp, and tennis on the Burmese side of the Burma-Thailand Railway. They played soccer, cricket, baseball or basketball, and sometimes their prison guards even joined in for a game. There were many elite sportsmen in these ranks intent on reviving their sporting careers after returning home at war's end, and many of them succeeded. The Sportsmen of Changi tells the story everyone forgot - of how sport became a lifeline for POWs after the fall of Singapore, when 50 000 Australian and British soldiers became prisoners of the Japanese. Inspiring and absorbing, it shows that in unimaginable conditions people will do all they can to hold onto what makes them human.
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              ISBN 9781742245799
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              Language en
              Released AU 1 Feb 2012
              Publisher NewSouth Books
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