Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform by Iris C. RotbergBalancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform by Iris C. Rotberg

Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform

EditorIris C. RotbergContribution byGérard Bonnet, Mary Canning

Paperback | April 16, 2010

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In Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform, Rotberg brings together examples of current education reforms in sixteen countries, written by 'insiders'. This book goes beyond myths and stereotypes and describes the difficult trade-offs countries make as they attempt to implement reforms in the context of societal and global change. In some countries, reforms are a response to major political or economic shifts; in others, they are motivated by large upsurges in immigration and increased student diversity. Irrespective of the reasons for education reform, all countries face decisions about resource allocation, equality of educational opportunity across diverse populations, access to higher education, student testing and tracking, teacher accountability, school choice, and innovation. The essays in this volume reveal: _
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.
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Title:Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education ReformFormat:PaperbackDimensions:454 pages, 9.36 × 6.14 × 1.08 inPublished:April 16, 2010Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Part I: Dramatic Political/Economic Change Chapter 3 China: Turning the Bad Master into a Good Servant Chapter 4 Russia: Struggling with the Aftermath Chapter 5 South Africa: Overcoming Past Injustice Chapter 6 Chile: Vouchers and Beyond Chapter 7 Germany: After Reunification Part 8 Part II: Letting Go Chapter 9 France: Diverse Populations, Centralized Administration Chapter 10 Turkey: Innovation and Tradition Chapter 11 Sweden: A Welfare State in Transition Chapter 12 Israel: Equity and Competition in the Grip of Centralized Bureaucracy Chapter 13 Japan: Encouraging Individualism, Maintaining Community Values Part 14 Part III: Transitions Chapter 15 Singapore: Schools in the Service of Society Chapter 16 Canada: A Multicultural Policy Chapter 17 New Zealand: Empowering Teachers and Children Chapter 18 England: New Governments, New Policies Chapter 19 Australia: The Challenges of Poverty, Pedagogy, and Pathways Chapter 20 United States: America's Orgy of Reform Part 21 Concluding Thoughts: On Change, Tradition, and Choices

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Twenty-five international academics, researchers, consultants, policymakers, and journalists contribute 16 chapters analyzing educational reforms in 16 countries from around the world.. Some of the countries represented have undergone major changes in their political and economic systems, while others have experienced significant demographic changes. The papers demonstrate the high priority given to education reform in the face of rapidly changing societies and global demands, and highlight how decisions about education reform in the face of rapidly changing societies and global demands, and highlight how decisions about education will ultimately facilitate or impede economic growth, improvements in the quality of life, and social justice. The second edition contains the 16 original country chapters, each followed by an update on developments in the country's educational reforms over the past five years.