Community Financing Of Education

Author: M. Bray
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483297667
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This volume discusses the issues relating to community support for education, a topic which has come increasingly to the fore in recent years, especially in the Third World. The book is divided into four main areas: Firstly, an initial explanation of the conceptual framework of the book is given. Secondly, the issues surrounding community financing of education are explored, including community bodies engaged in fund-raising, generating resources, school fees, geographic and social inequalities and central guidance and control. The third section discusses case studies from seven countries, and finally the policy implications of this study are assessed.

New Citizens For A New Society

Author: J. Boli
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483299260
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Employing a macro-sociological perspective applicable to all Western countries, this book argues that mass schooling is an essentially ideological enterprise. Concentrating on the 1650-1850 period in Swedish history, the book traces the institutionalization of the universal, egalitarian individual and the homogeneous, integrated national polity as primordial social elements in place of the corporate groups of estate society. It then studies the reorganization of the Swedish polity as a secular project for the pursuit of progress under the direction of an active bureaucractic state. These transformations led to the ideology of mass schooling as a ceremonial means of preparing competent, responsible citizens who could participate successfully in the rationalized, exchange-oriented polity. The book's detailed study of primary schooling between 1800 and 1880 supports this theory, demonstrating that competing theories - functionalist, social control, status competition, and modernization arguments - are contradicted by the Swedish primary schooling in the 20th century and speculates about future mass schooling developments.

Benefiting From Basic Education School Quality And Functional Literacy In Kenya

Author: T. O. Eisemon
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483294439
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Studies of the retention of literacy and numeracy by adults who have only obtained primary schooling have given little encouragement to the belief that the cognitive effects of schooling are enduring for many school leavers. How these findings can be reconciled with the claims made for the importance of schooling as an instrument of social and economic change is the subject ofinvestigation in this volume. The cognitive outcomes of literacy acqusition and secular schools in coastal Kenya are the focus of this ethnographic study, which stresses the relevance of an international understanding of the particular problems and dilemmas that face the educational systems of individual countries.

The Revival Of Values Education In Asia The West

Author: W. K. Cummings
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483296385
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It is clear from cross-national investigations that the concern with values education is universal, but that national approaches to the critical questions confronting value educators are extraordinarily diverse. This volume begins by examining the context of the revival of values education, and asks why it is gaining new impact in national and local educational systems. Chapter 2 helps to locate values education in its historical time and place. The case studies presented in Chapters 3-9 provide examples of the major variations in national practice in Asia and the West; and the concluding chapter identifies many of the options open to educational leaders. The aim of the book is to provide both practitioners and scholars with insights into the latest developments so that they can approach their work with broader vision and compassion.

International Education Systems And Contemporary Education Reforms

Author: Adel T. Al-Bataineh
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761830467
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International Education Systems and Contemporary Education Reforms focuses on the information and skills students need to understand, compare, and analyze educational systems and recent reforms in both developed and under developing countries. It is directed to undergraduate and graduate students who want to improve their global understanding of educational systems, formal schooling institutions, and educational reform. It also can serve as a reference for researchers, educators, governmental and educational agencies, and universities that offer international studies programs. The book provides students with the challenges and triumphs that countries are facing in education policy. The valuable information can be used to compare and contrast educational reforms worldwide. It highlights global trends in education, government's commitments to formalized schooling, and the resources available for students and teachers in our global community.

Improving Primary Education In Developing Countries

Author: Marlaine E. Lockheed
Publisher: World Bank
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This work is the first comprehensive review of both the scholarly literature on improving primary education in developing countries and of donors' opinions. It provides an overview of primary education systems and argues that developing countries must do more to serve the needs of all children. The authors promote strategies for improving five aspects of education, including the inclusion of girls and children from poor and rural families--groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in primary schools. Enhanced by detailed tables, illustrations, and appendices, this work will be essential to those who work in education, development studies, and economic and social programs.