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ISBN-13: 9781607095002
Publisher: R&L Education
Publication date: 04/16/2010
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Iris C. Rotberg is a research professor of education policy at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefacexi
Part IDramatic Political/Economic Change
1China: Turning the Bad Master into a Good Servant3
2Russia: Struggling with the Aftermath21
3South Africa: Overcoming Past Injustice53
4Chile: Vouchers and Beyond83
5Germany: After Reunification109
Part IILetting Go
6France: Diverse Populations, Centralized Administration127
7Turkey: Innovation and Tradition153
8Sweden: A Welfare State in Transition187
9Israel: From Egalitarianism to Competition207
10Japan: Encouraging Individualism, Maintaining Community Values229
Part IIITransitions
11Singapore: Schools in the Service of Society245
12Canada: A Multicultural Policy261
13New Zealand: Empowering Teachers and Children283
14England: New Governments, New Policies315
15Australia: The Challenges of Poverty, Pedagogy, and Pathways347
16United States: America's Orgy of Reform359
Concluding Thoughts: On Change, Tradition, and Choices385
Index415
About the Contributors425
About the Editor431

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Walt Gardner

It's too bad that Bill Gates didn't read Rotberg's book before addressing the recent National Governors Association. If he had, he'd want to revise his remarks.
—Walt Gardner, Educator, Los Angeles, CA

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