Comparative Education

Author: Robert F. Arnove
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442217766
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Now in its fourth edition, this book provides new perspectives on the dynamic interplay of global, national, and local forces as they shape the functions and outcomes of education systems.

Community College Models

Author: Rosalind Latiner Raby
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402094779
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Increasingly, students worldwide are seeking post-secondary education to acquire new skill-sets and credentials. There is an explosion of community college models that provide educational opportunities and alternative pathways for students who do not fit the traditional higher educational profile. This book focuses on economic models to help local and national economies develop strong workforce training, humanitarian models to bring about social mobility and peace, transformative models to help institutions expand and keep up with societal needs, and newly created models that respond to the educational and training needs of a constantly changing world. These models seek to capture the imagination of those who are committed to learning about what works in higher education and in particular, the impact community college models are having on the changing nature of world social, political and economic landscapes. With contributors representing 30 countries, this book presents an international perspective.

International Handbook of Comparative Education

Author: Robert Cowen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402064039
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This two-volume compendium brings together leading scholars from around the world who provide authoritative studies of the old and new epistemic motifs and theoretical strands that have characterized the interdisciplinary field of comparative and international education in the last 50 years. It analyses the shifting agendas of scholarly research, the different intellectual and ideological perspectives and the changing methodological approaches used to examine and interpret education and pedagogy across different political formations, societies and cultures.

The Global and the Local

Author: M. Fernanda Astiz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463006540
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The book examines how the understanding of the global and the local has changed in response to ongoing reconfigurations between the state and society. It also emphasizes the importance of schooling as an institution both within and across national contexts, a holistic approach that helps us move beyond a conglomeration of isolated local events to pay attention to global trends. In this regard, the book underscores the richness of contextual factors that may create opportunities for innovation, or may serve as constraints in the implementation process. As a whole, the book brings new questions about globalization and the imperatives of education policy and implementation.

Local Languages as a Human Right in Education

Author: Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462099472
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There seems to be general agreement that children learn better when they understand what the teacher is saying. In Africa this is not the case. Instruction is given in a foreign language, a language neither pupils nor the teachers understand well. This is the greatest educational problem there is in Africa. This is the problem this book discusses and it is therefore an important book. The recent focus on quality education becomes meaningless when teaching is given in a language pupils do not understand. Babaci-Wilhite concludes that any local curriculum that ignores local languages and contexts risks a loss of learning quality and represent a violation of children’s rights in education. The book is highly recommended. Birgit Brock-Utne, Professor of Education and Development, University of Oslo, Norway Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite’s illuminating African case studies display a mastery of the literature on policies related to not only language policies integrally related to human rights in education, but to the relationship between education and national development. The book provides a paradigm shift from focusing on the issue of schooling access to the very meaning education has for personal and collective identity and affirmation. As such, it will appeal to a wide audience of education scholars, policy makers and practitioners. Robert F. Arnove, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA A very important and timely book that makes crucial contribution to critical reviews of the policies about languages of instruction and rights in education in Africa. Brilliantly crafted and presented with great clarity the author puts into perspective issues that need to be addressed to improve academic performance in Africa’s educational systems in order to attain the goal of providing education for all as well as restoring rights in education. This can be achieved through critical examination of languages of instruction and of the cultural relevance of the curricula. Definitely required reading for scholars of education and human rights in general, in Africa in particular, as well as for education policy makers. Sam Mchombo, Associate Professor of African Languages and Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, USA This book contributes to enlighten a crucial academic as well as a democratic and philosophical issue: The right to education and the rights in education, as it is seen in the dilemmas of the right to use your local language. It offers a high-level research and the work is both cutting edge and offers new knowledge to the fields of democracy, human rights and education. The book is a unique contribution to a very important academic discussion on rights in education connecting to language of instruction in schools, politics and power, as well as it frames the questions of why education and language can be seen as a human right for sustainable development in Africa. The actuality of the book is disturbing: We need to take the debate on human rights in education for the children of the world, for their future and for their right to a cultural identity. Inga Bostad, Director of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway

Preventing Human Trafficking

Author: Robert W. Spires
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472443047
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This book explores human trafficking, examining the work of grass-roots, non-profit organizations who educate and rehabilitate human trafficking victims and at-risk youth. Through interviews with staff and children, the author compares the work of two NGOs on-the-ground in Thailand with the work of similar organizations overseas, shedding light on the ways in which they combine educational work with shelter settings to prevent human trafficking, protect young people and attempt to provide a future free of exploitation. Concentrating less on the details of exploitation itself than the work that is being done to prevent exploitation and protect those who have experienced human trafficking, Preventing Human Trafficking explores the many challenges faced by the organizations, their staff and the children they serve. Drawing on rich qualitative research to address significant gaps in our knowledge of the work of NGOs and propose solutions to the problems of trafficking and how to protect its victims, this book will appeal to social scientists and policy makers with interests in criminology, exploitation, people trafficking, non-formal education and the work of NGOs.

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2013

Author: Alexander W. Wiseman
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781906955
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This inaugural volume is a forum for stakeholders and scholars to examine current trends and identify future directions in comparative and international education, using several essays as a context for discussion and analysis.

Education and Society in Hong Kong and Macao

Author: M. Bray
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402044496
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Hong Kong and Macao have much in common. The dominant populations in both territories are Cantonese-speaking Chinese; both are small in area; both are urban societies; both have been colonies of European powers; and both have undergone political transition to reunification with China. Yet in education, for reasons that are analysed in this book, they are very different. The patters of similarities and differences in the two territories make a fascinating basis for comparative study. The overarching theme of the book, on continuity and change is particularly pertinent following the transition of the two societies of the postcolonial era. This thoroughly-revised and expanded second edition builds on the widely-acclaimed first edition. The work has been recognised as a significant contribution to the broad field of comparative education as well as to study of the specific societies which are its main focus.

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Author: Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher: Εκδόσεις Καστανιώτη
ISBN: 9600353379
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Μας λένε ότι ο καπιταλισμός της ελεύθερης αγοράς μπορεί να έχει τα ελαττώματά του, αλλά στην πραγματικότητα δεν υπάρχει άλλη βιώσιμη εναλλακτική λύση που να προσφέρει ευημερία σε όλους. Οι Δυτικές χώρες λειτουργούν πιο αποτελεσματικά και είναι οικονομικά πιο δραστήριες σε σύγκριση με τον αναπτυσσόμενο κόσμο. Η τεχνολογική ανάπτυξη αποτελεί το μέλλον όλων μας. Σωστό; Λάθος! Το βιβλίο αυτό θα ταρακουνήσει συθέμελα ό,τι έχουμε ακούσει περί οικονομίας. Θα αποκαλύψει την αλήθεια για τα ψέματα που μας λένε και θα μας δείξει πώς λειτουργεί πραγματικά το σύστημα, φανερώνοντας μεταξύ άλλων ότι: Δεν υφίσταται ελεύθερη αγορά. Η παγκοσμιοποίηση δεν κάνει τον κόσμο πλουσιότερο. Δεν ζούμε σε έναν ψηφιακό κόσμο – το πλυντήριο άλλαξε τη ζωή μας σε μεγαλύτερο βαθμό απ’ ό,τι το διαδίκτυο. Οι φτωχές χώρες είναι πιο καινοτόμες από τις πλούσιες. Τα υψηλόμισθα στελέχη δεν παράγουν καλύτερα αποτελέσματα. Το παρόν βιβλίο παρέχει πλήθος πληροφοριών και στοιχείων για το χρήμα, την ισότητα, την ελευθερία και την απληστία, ενώ αποκαλύπτει ότι η σύγχρονη «ελεύθερη αγορά» όχι μόνο βλάπτει τους ανθρώπους, αλλά και αποτελεί αναποτελεσματικό τρόπο χειραγώγησης της οικονομίας. Ο Τσανγκ παραθέτει εναλλακτικές λύσεις και αποδεικνύει ότι μπορούμε να ακολουθήσουμε μια καλύτερη πορεία.