The Political Dimension in Teacher Education: Comparative Perspectives on Policy Formation, Socialization, and Society

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Mark B. Ginsburg, Beverly Lindsay
Falmer Press, 1995 - Education - 284 pages
'What does politics have to do with it anyway? Why can't we just focus on the academic, professional and technical issues in teacher education - how best to prepare future teachers so that they can help children and youth learn and develop?' For Ginsburg and Lindsay, these questions reveal an incomplete understanding both of politics and teacher education. The general purpose of their book is to develop more fully our understanding so that we can ask more fruitful questions. To aid this process the volume combines in a coherent and compelling way the work of scholars with a range of disciplinary approaches, theoretical perspectives and societal experiences. The range of countries covered in this volume - in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Pacific - offers insights on the topic that might not otherwise be recognized in case studies of countries that tend to be reported in the literature.

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About the author (1995)

Mark B. Ginsburg is Professor of Comparative Sociology of Education in the Departments of Administration and Policy Studies and Sociology and a Senior Associate in the Institute for International Studies in Education at the University of Pittsburgh, PA.

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