The Western European Idea in Education

Author: V. Mallinson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483296423
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A textbook on education in Western Europe, this book is designed for students of both education and European studies. It compares and contrasts education ideals and practice and cultural aspirations in different countries and generations and then goes on to consider how Western Europe will react to future challenge and change - both from within and beyond its own confines

Tradition and Change in Swedish Education

Author: L. Boucher
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483296482
Format: PDF, ePub
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An up-to-date description and analysis of the recent reforms, current structure and issues in Swedish education. All stages of the system, from pre-school through to adult education and teacher training are covered. The book seeks to place the material firmly within the context of Swedish society and politics but the problems addressed are of concern to people everywhere

Social Change in the History of British Education

Author: Joyce Goodman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317991478
Format: PDF, ePub
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This work provides an overall review and analysis of the history of education and of its key research priorities in the British context. It investigates the extent to which education has contributed historically to social change in Britain, how it has itself been moulded by society, and the needs and opportunities that remain for further research in this general area. Contributors review the strengths and limitations of the historical literature on social change in British education over the past forty years, ascertain what this literature tells us about the relationship between education and social change, and map areas and themes for future historical research. They consider both formal and informal education, different levels and stages of the education system, the process and experience of education, and regional and national perspectives. They also engage with broader discussions about theory and methodology. The collection covers a large amount of historical territory, from the sixteenth century to the present, including the emergence of the learned professions, the relationship between society and the economy, the role of higher technological education, the historical experiences of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the social significance of teaching and learning, and the importance of social class, gender, ethnicity, and disability. It involves personal biography no less than broad national and international movements in its considerations. This book will be a major contribution to research as well as a general resource in the history and historiography of education in Britain.

Comparative Education

Author: Mark Bray
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402011436
Format: PDF, Kindle
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At the beginning of the 21st century, new features have emerged within the field of comparitive education - some resulting from new technologies, while others reflect political transitions and the forces of globalisation. This book presents perspectives on these changes while noting various continuing traditions.