Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform

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Iris C. Rotberg
R&L Education, Jan 1, 2004 - Education - 431 pages
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Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform is an invaluable resource for policymakers, faculty, students, and anyone interested in how decisions made about the education system ultimately affect the quality of education, educational access, and social justice.
  

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Has articles on different countries and their education systems. I only read singapore and found it very helpful in understanding the stages of ed system. US chapter is called the Orgy of Reforms. Read full review

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Contents

China Turning the Bad Master into a Good Servant
3
Russia Struggling with the Aftermath
21
South Africa Overcoming Past Injustice
53
Chile Vouchers and Beyond
83
Germany After Reunification
109
Letting Go
125
France Diverse Populations Centralized Administration
127
Turkey Innovation and Tradition
153
Singapore Schools in the Service of Society
245
Canada A Multicultural Policy
261
New Zealand Empowering Teachers and Children
283
England New Governments New Policies
315
Australia The Challenges of Poverty Pedagogy and Pathways
347
United States Americas Orgy of Reform
359
On Change Tradition and Choices
385
Index
415

Sweden A Welfare State in Transition
187
Israel From Egalitarianism to Competition
207
Japan Encouraging Individualism Maintaining Community Values
229
Transitions
243
About the Contributors
425
About the Editor
431
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Iris C. Rotberg, editor, is research professor of education policy at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. After beginning her career as a research psychologist, she entered the field of public policy research, holding positions with the National Science Foundation, RAND, the National Institute of Education, and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Her research reports, articles, and commentaries address issues of school reform, testing and accountability, international education, science education, and federal policy for financing education. She has conducted research for the U.S. Congress on policy options for improving the education of low-income students, technology and human resources, and the outcomes of federal education programs. Her articles and commentaries appear in such publications as Science, Brookings Papers on Education Policy, Phi Delta Kappan, The Bridge, Harvard Educational Review, The Washington Post, and Education Week.

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