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
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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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Contents

Reframing Comparative Education The Dialectic of the Global and the Local
1
Technocracy Uncertainty and Ethics Comparative Education in an Era of Postmodernity and Globalization
24
Institutionalizing International Influence
52
The State Social Movements and Educational Reform
92
Culture and Education
115
The Question of Identity from a Comparative Education Perspective
133
Equality of Education A HalfCentury of Comparative Evidence Seen from a New Millenium
146
Womens Education in the TwentyFirst Century Balance and Prospects
176
Higher Education Restructuring in the Era of Globalization
292
Education in Latin America Dependency Underdevelopment and Inequality
313
Asian Education
338
Education in the Middle East Challenges and Opportunities
357
Russia and Eastern Europe
384
No Teacher Guide No Textbooks No Chairs Contending with Crisis in African Education
409
Comparative Education The Dialectics of Globalization and Its Discontents
446
Index
463

Control of Education Issues and Tensions in Centralization and Decentralization
204
Beyond Schooling Adult Education in Postcolonial Societies
229
The Political Economy of Educational Reform in Australia England and Wales and the United States
252
About the Contributors
489
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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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