Comparative Education: The Dialectic of the Global and the Local

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Robert F. Arnove, Carlos Alberto Torres
Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Education - 491 pages
Comparative Education examines the common problems facing education systems around the world as the result of global economic, social, and cultural forces. Issues related to the governance, financing, provision, processes, and outcomes of education systems for differently situated social groups are described and analyzed in specific regional, national, and local contexts. New in this edition is a concluding chapter by Carlos Torres indicating the current challenges and new directions for scholarship and teaching in comparative education. Chapters discussing the United States', Latin American, Middle Eastern, Russian/East European, and African education have been updated to reflect the changes in these regions and new educational trends and politics. Visit our website for sample chapters!

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Technocracy Uncertainty and Ethics Comparative Education in an Era of Postmodernity and Globalization
Institutionalizing International Influence
The State Social Movements and Educational Reform
Culture and Education
The Question of Identity from a Comparative Education Perspective
Equality of Education A HalfCentury of Comparative Evidence Seen from a New Millenium
Womens Education in the TwentyFirst Century Balance and Prospects
Higher Education Restructuring in the Era of Globalization
Education in Latin America Dependency Underdevelopment and Inequality
Asian Education
Education in the Middle East Challenges and Opportunities
Russia and Eastern Europe
No Teacher Guide No Textbooks No Chairs Contending with Crisis in African Education
Comparative Education The Dialectics of Globalization and Its Discontents

Control of Education Issues and Tensions in Centralization and Decentralization
Beyond Schooling Adult Education in Postcolonial Societies
The Political Economy of Educational Reform in Australia England and Wales and the United States
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Robert F. Arnove is Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Education at Indiana University. His texts include, among others, Comparative Education, (MacMillan, 1982), Emergent Issues in Education: Comparative Perspectives, (SUNY Press, 1993) and most recently, his authored book, Education as Contested Terrain: Nicaragua, 1979-1993, (Westview 1994). Carlos Alberto Torres is professor in the Graduate School of Education and director of the Latin American Center at UCLA. He is the author of many books and articles, most recently, Democracy, Education, and Multiculturalism: Dilemmas of Citizenship in a Global World (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998).

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