International Handbook on Globalisation, Education and Policy Research: Global Pedagogies and Policies

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Joseph Zajda
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 17, 2005 - Business & Economics - 827 pages
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The aim of this Handbook is to present a global overview of developments in education and policy change during the last decade. It has the objective of providing both a strategic education policy statement on recent shifts in education and policy research globally and offers new approaches to further exploration, development and improvement of education and policy making.

The Handbook attempts to address some of the above issues and problems confronting educators and policy makers globally. Different articles seek to conceptualize the on-going problems of education policy formulation and implementation, and provide a useful synthesis of the education policy research conducted in different countries, and practical implications.

The Handbook, by focusing on such issues as
- the OECD (2001) model of the knowledge society, and associated strategic challenge and 'deliverable goals' (OECD 2001:139)
- UNESCO-driven lifelong learning paradigm, and its relevance to education policy makers, globally
- different models of policy planning, and equity questions that are raised by centralization/decentralization, diversity/uniformity and curriculum standardization issues
- the 'crises' of educational quality, the debate of standards and excellence, and good and effective teaching.
- will contribute to a better and more holistic understanding of the education policy and research nexus; offering possible strategies for the effective and pragmatic policy planning and implementation at the local, regional and national levels.

  

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About the author (2005)

Joseph Zajda holds BA (Hons), MA, MEd and PhD from Monash University. He coordinates and teaches Research Methods in Education (M.Ed), Learning, and Education and Society courses. He was awarded Excellence in Teaching Award in 2003. He is Chair of the Publications Standing Committee of the World Council of Comparative and Education Societies (WCCES) for the 2003-2006 period. He edits the following international journals in comparative education: World Studies in Education (volume 6, 2005) Education and Society (volume 23, 2005), and Curriculum and Teaching (volume 20, 2005). He has written and edited 24 books and over 100 book chapters and articles in the areas of comparative education, curriculum reforms, learning and teaching, education policy, lifelong learning, education reforms in Russia, and decentralisation and privatisation in education. His recent book publications include: Society and Environment, Curriculum, Culture and Teaching, Learning and Teaching, and Education and Society. He is editor of the two-volume International Handbook of Globalisation, Education and Policy Research (Springer, 2005). He is also editor of the 12-volume book series Globalisation, and Comparative Education (Springer).

Contact address: Dr. Joseph Zajda, School of Education, St Patricks Campus, Australian Catholic University, 115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Vic., Australia, 3065. Tel: (613) 9 953-3268; Fax: (613) 9 699 2040. E-mail: j.zajda@patrick.acu.edu.au

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