Restructuring Schools

Author: W. Lowe Boyd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135721998
Format: PDF, ePub
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Education reform has become part of a political imperative in a number of developed countries around the world. The simultaneous movement to reform schooling and the administrative structures which deliver educational services therefore needs to be studied in order to lay bare its fundamental assumptions. This movement has been labelled "restructuring" and "reform", although the words carry different meanings in different countries.; The authors question why this reconstruction occurred at the same time in different places. What common themes are emerging in the restructuring movement? And in the 1990s, where will the movement lead schooling and what essential changes will it effect? They explore these questions by examining developments in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

School Decentralization in the Context of Globalizing Governance

Author: Holger Daun
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402047002
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Here is a review of worldwide economic, political, cultural and educational changes since the beginning of the 1980s, examining new trends in educational governance. It describes the processes of globalization and shows how national education systems have responded. The book explains how world education models have emerged in international agencies and traces the ways these models are borrowed, imitated, imposed and adapted as different countries reform primary and secondary education.

Educational Restructuring in the Context of Globalization and National Policy

Author: Holger Daun
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815339410
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While white racism has global dimensions, it has an unshakeable lease on life in South African political organizations and its educational system. Donnarae MacCann and Yulisa Maddy here provide a thorough and provocative analysis of South African children's literature during the key decade around Nelson Mandela's release from prison. Their research demonstrates that the literature of this period was derived from the same milieu -- intellectual, educational, religious, political, and economic -- that brought white supremacy to South Africa during colonial times. This volume is a signal contribution to the study of children's literature and its relation to racism and social conditions.

What s public about charter schools

Author: Gary Miron
Publisher: Corwin Pr
ISBN: 9780761945376
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Charter schools are a vibrant and widely discussed school reform issue, but how much do we really know about how they measure up in terms of student achievement, choice, innovation, and accountability? Esteemed charter school researchers, Miron and Nelson, have boiled down the results of their in-depth study of charter schools and present answers to some of these central questions: How do students in charter schools perform compared to students in non-charter schools? Have charter schools succeeded as labs of educational innovations? What types of professional development enhancements and teaching environments do charter schools provide for their teachers? How do the costs of charter schools compare with non-charter schools? What effect have for-profit charter school operators had on charter school students and operations?

The reconstruction of education

Author: Judith D. Chapman
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
ISBN: 9780304331765
Format: PDF, ePub
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The book evaluates the impact of changes in educational policy upon the processes and outcomes of education using a sample of nations as case studies. It describes policy changes, analyses their causes and discusses their effects, and will inform educational policies for the late 1990s.