Educational Policy and National Character: Africa, Japan, the United States, and the Soviet Union / Edition 1

Educational Policy and National Character: Africa, Japan, the United States, and the Soviet Union / Edition 1

by Dickson A. Mungazi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275944239

ISBN-13: 9780275944230

Pub. Date: 06/28/1993

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

This study is an integrated approach to how the problems of education are related to those of national development in Africa, Japan, the United States, and the former Soviet Union. These four were selected because Africa represents the Third World; Japan the emerging powers, the United States, Western democracy, and the Soviet Union the socialist world. The study

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This study is an integrated approach to how the problems of education are related to those of national development in Africa, Japan, the United States, and the former Soviet Union. These four were selected because Africa represents the Third World; Japan the emerging powers, the United States, Western democracy, and the Soviet Union the socialist world. The study is based on the assumption that a detailed study of these four countries will help to establish the relationship that exists between the problems of education and those of national development.

Nations are facing problems in their struggle for development because they are unable to resolve problems of education. While socialist nations seem to focus on the development of the state as a condition of seeking the development of the individual, Western nations seek the development of the individual as a condition of national development. That both systems are experiencing serious problems in both education and national development suggests that there must be a reexamination of policy strategies. This book will be of interest to political scientists and students of comparative education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275944230
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/1993
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Crisis in Education after the Second World War

The Influence of History: The Importance of Knowledge of the Past

Theoretical Considerations: The Basis of Effective Education

Objectives: A Means of Constructing the Character of Education

The Curriculum: An Instrument of Fulfilling National Purposes

Administration: The Vehicle of the Educational System

Problems: Detractors from the Educational Process

Educational Policy and National Character: Summary, Conclusions, and Implications

Selected Bibliography

Index

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