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Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Education

Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Education

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In Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Education, Rita J. Simon and Lisa Banks provide a broad perspective on education in twenty countries. This work examines and compares the system of education, literacy rates, enrollment rates, types of public and private schools, years of compulsory education, and the amount of money the government allocates to education in the different societies. Each country's demographic characteristics and political, social, and economic institutions are summarized. The influence of each nation's political and cultural ideology on the educational system is discussed. This third book in the Global Perspectives on Social Issues series grants scholars and policy makers an overview of the steps being taken by governments and educational organizations worldwide to increase the quality, standards, goals, and accessibility of education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739106754
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 10/22/2003
Series: Global Perspectives on Social Issues Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Rita J. Simon is a University Professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University. Lisa Banks is a lawyer in private practice.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Overview Part 3 Country Profiles Chapter 4 North America: United States; Canada Chapter 5 Latin America: Brazil; Argentina Chapter 6 Western Europe: Great Britain; Italy; Germany; Spain Chapter 7 Eastern Europe: Russian Federation; Poland Chapter 8 Africa: South Africa; Nigeria Chapter 9 Middle East: Iraq; Egypt; Israel Chapter 10 Asia: India; China; Japan Chapter 11 Oceania: New Zealand; Australia Part 12 Public Perception Worldwide Part 13 Conclusion Part 14 Appendix: General Statistics on Education Worldwide

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