International Education Systems and Contemporary Education Reforms

International Education Systems and Contemporary Education Reforms

By: Adel T. Al-Bataineh (author), Mohamed A. Nur-Awaleh (author), Al-Bataineh Al-Bataineh (contributor), Abdechafi Boubkir (contributor), Darrell P. Kruger (contributor), Rick Breault (contributor), Laura J. Dull (contributor), Abdenour Boukamhi (contributor), Al-Rub Al-Rub (contributor), Martha E. Mantilla (contributor)Hardback

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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.

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Adel T. Al-Bataineh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. Professor Al-Bataineh holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum Instruction from Illinois State University. He has authored articles and chapters on a wide range of issues in education. Mohamed A. Nur-Awaleh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois. Professor Nur-Awaleh holds an M.A, M.S, and Ph.D. from the University at Albany-State University of New York. He has written on a variety of issues related to international education, shared governance and leadership in Sub-Saharan African universities, Somali education, planning and implementation of international educational projects, and distance learning in higher education.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 The Anatomy of School Reform Movements: Lessons from 1945-1960 Chapter 4 Educational Reform in Morocco: Are the New Directions Feasible? Chapter 5 The Shift From a Traditional Centralized Educational System to a More Participatory System: The Case of Guatemala Chapter 6 From Nationalism to Idealism: Curriculum 2005 and Public Education in South Africa Chapter 7 From Dictatorship to Democracy? Educational Reform in Ghana Chapter 8 Education in Jordan and the Provisions For Students with Learning Disabilities Chapter 9 Post-Public Education in the Developing World: Decentralization of Public Education and the Emergency of the Private Sector in Education Chapter 10 The Development of the Private Sector Education in the Haitian Education System Chapter 11 The Impact of World Bank/IMF and Kenya Government's Policies on Teacher Recruitment, Staffing and Education Quality Chapter 12 Designing Learning Materials for Distance Education in Sub-Sahara Africa Using the TeamWrite Approach (TWA) Chapter 13 Index Chapter 14 Contributors

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/01/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780761830467
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780761830467
  • weight: 404
  • ISBN10: 0761830464

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