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International perspectives on education

Author: Albert Rolls
Publisher: [Bronx, NY] : H.W. Wilson Co., 2007.
Series: Reference shelf, v. 79, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Publisher's Website: Examines different cultural approaches to primary, secondary, and college education, emphasizing literacy and graduation rates, the role of the state, and social and religious attitudes.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Rolls
ISBN: 9780824210700 0824210700
OCLC Number: 163102204
Description: viii, 200 p. : chart ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface --
[pt]. 1. An education for everybody --
Editor's introduction --
1. The business of schooling / George Kent --
2. Educating Amaretch : private schools for the poor and the new frontier for investors / James Tooley --
3. Crowds of pupils but little else in African schools / Sharon LaFraniere --
4. Keeping the promise / Birger Fredriksen --
[pt]. 2. Beyond knowledge : the other uses of education --
Editor's introduction --
1. A nation with a long memory, but a truncated history / Hassan M. Fattah --
2. Should we teach patriotism? / Diane Ravitch --
3. An education in Muslim integration / Jay Tolson --
4. Strategies for teaching civic education : an international perspective / Kaye Pepper --
5. "A" is for Allah, "J" is for jihad / Craig Davis --
6. Preach your children well / Amanda Gefter --
[pt]. 3. Globalization and the goal of education --
Editor's introduction --
1. New paradigms for 21st century education : an international perspective / Victor Ordoñez and Siegfried Ramler --
2. College goes global / William R. Brody --
3. A world transformed : how other countries are preparing students for the interconnected world of the 21st century / Vivien Stewart --
4. Rethinking education in the global era / Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco. [pt]. 4. Education in our technological age --
Editor's introduction --
1. Online high-school programs that work : five common strategies for making online high school programs effective in your school district / M.D. Roblyer --
2. Technology in Ethiopian schools : connecting children from various cultures / Judit Szente --
3. The promise of open educational resources / Marshall S. Smith and Catherine M. Casserly --
4. Beyond the book : electronic textbooks will bring worldwide learning / Parker Rossman --
5. Review of two mainline e-learning projects in the European Union / Hüseyin Uzunboylu --
[pt]. 5. In pursuit of quality education --
Editor's introduction --
1. Schools making tough choices : an international perspective / C. Rotberg --
2. The measure of learning / Alex Kingsbury --
3. If you think we have problems ... Japan's inferior university system / Jane Barnes Mack-Cozzo --
4. Freedom of choice can only make it better / Kevin Donnelly --
5. Discounting education's value / Anthony P. Carnevale --
Bibliography --
Books --
Web sites --
Additional periodical articles with abstracts --
Index.
Series Title: Reference shelf, v. 79, no. 4.
Responsibility: edited by Albert Rolls ; editorial advisor, Lynn M. Messina.
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From Publisher's Website: Examines different cultural approaches to primary, secondary, and college education, emphasizing literacy and graduation rates, the role of the state, and social and religious attitudes.

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