This book contains papers around the theme of Tradition, Modernity and Post-modernity in education from an international perspective. The Introduction examines this theme, drawing largely upon the literature in Comparative Education. Succeeding chapters illustrate that traditional, modern and even post-modern elements, or tensions between them, often exist within the same educational system. Cases are drawn from many parts of the world, and add up to a fascinating insight into the dynamic world of education.
Introduction. Challenges to Comparative Education: Between Retrospect and Expectation; W. Mitter. Indigenous Australian Education and Globalisation; W. Brady. Girls' Access to Education in a Developing Country; H. Geissinger. Level Playing Field? Feminist Observations on Global/Local Articulations of the Re-Gendering and Restructuring of Educational Work; J. Blackmore. Interculturality and Intercultural Education: A Challenge for Democracy; S. Aikman. Implementing Basic Education: An African Experience; K. Banya, J. Elu. Comparative Methodology and Postmodern Relativism; R. Young. Exporting the European Idea of a National Language: Some Educational Implications of the Use of English and Indigenous Languages in the Philippines; J.J.Smolicz, I. Nical. Towards a People-Centred Education: Possibilities and Struggles in the Philippines; Swee-Hin Toh, V. Floresca-Cawagas. Privatization or Marketization: Educational Development in Post-Mao China; Ka Ho Mok. Teachers' In-Service Education: A Proposal for Turning Teachers into Teacher-Researchers; R. da Cunha Pereira. Development Education Revisited: The New Zealand Experience; D. Small. Problems of Illiteracy in a Literate Developing Society; C.Gunawardena. Le redoublement à l'école: une maladie universelle? J.J. Paul.