Emergent Issues in Education: Comparative Perspectives

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Scholars in comparative education and in the politics, sociology, anthropology, and economics of education illuminate worldwide trends in critical issues that confront policymakers and practitioners in different national settings. Following a chapter (by Gail Kelly) on trends in the field of comparative education, the text is organized into four principal sections: world trends in education, theoretical frameworks, contemporary reform movements and emergent issues, and assessing the outcomes of educational movements and reforms. Paper edition (unseen), $21.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Trends in Comparative Education
1 Debates and Trends in Comparative Education 13
Pt. II World Trends in Education
2 Compulsory Schooling in the Western Cultural Context 25
3 Patterns in Higher Education Development: Toward the Year 2000 39
4 Donor Agencies and Third World Educational Development, 1945-1985 57
5 Modernization without Westernization: Assessing the Chinese Educational Experience 75
6 The Neo-Conservative Paradigm: Recent Changes in Eastern Europe 93
Pt. III Theoretical Frameworks
7 Conceptualizing Education and the Drive for Social Equality 107
8 Conceptualizing the Role of Education in the Economy 123
9 Education and the State: From Adam Smith to Perestroika 143
Pt. IV Contemporary Reform Movements and Emergent Issues
10 Reforming Educational Governance: Centralization/Decentralization 163
11 Public and Private Sectors in Education in India 173
12 Comparing National Systems of Secondary School Leaving Examinations 187
13 A Cross-National Study of Teachers 203
14 Education Reform in Britain and the United States 215
15 Effective Schools in Comparative Focus 229
Pt. V Assessing the Outcomes of Reforms
16 Policy Impact of IEA Research 249
17 Education, Women, and Change 267
18 National Literacy Campaigns in Historical and Comparative Perspective: Legacies, Lessons, and Issues 283
Notes 295
Contributors 353
Index 357
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