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Hard Questions on Global Educational Change: Policies, Practices, and the Future of Education

Author: Pasi Sahlberg, Jonathan Hasak, Vanessa Rodriguez

Availability: In Stock

Code: TCP6845

ISBN: 9781760016845

No of Pages: 142

Publish date: 27/01/2017

Price: $32.95

Description

This book, from internationally
renowned education scholar Pasi Sahlberg and his colleagues, focuses on some of
the most controversial issues in contemporary education reform around the world.
The authors
devote a chapter to each of these “hard questions”:



  • Does parental choice improve education systems?

  • Is there a future for teacher unions?

  • What is the right answer to the standardised
    testing question?

  • Can schools prepare children for the 21st-century
    workplace?

  • Will technology save schools?

  • Can anyone be a teacher?

  • Should higher education be for the public good?

  • What knowledge and skills should an educator
    have?


Each educational change
question sheds much-needed light on today’s large-scale education policies and
related reforms around the world. The authors focus on what makes each question
globally significant, what we know from international research and what can be
inferred from benchmark evidence. The final chapter offers a model for
policymakers with implications for teaching, learning and schooling overall.


Book Features:



  • An in-depth look at the most contentious areas of
    contemporary education reform.

  • Concrete examples from across the globe.

  • Commentary from key experts, authorities and
    organisations.

  • A consistent, accessible organisation that will
    appeal to staff and students.

  • Lessons learned that illuminate a good way
    forward to improve the educational experience of all students.