This book is based on the notion that an adequate response to globalization challenges requires a holistic approach to several different dimensions - immigration, technology, economy, and environment - as well as effective collaboration and coordination among the central domains of education: curriculum, teaching, and teacher education. Several cases of policy-making are presented in order to elicit common features as guidelines for the holistic policy-making model proposed in this book. First, this central framework views the different dimensions of globalization as requiring connection and integration. Second, the proposed approach asserts that three major aspects of education that are vital for policy in education - curriculum, teaching, and teacher education - must also be integrated. Finally, the process of policy-making is perceived as requiring close interaction and coordination between diverse stakeholders and representatives of the different aspects of globalization. The book presents a conceptual model for policy-making, as well as details of operational steps in this process.
Miriam Ben-Peretz is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Haifa, former dean of the school of education at the University of Haifa, and past president of Tel-Hai Academic College.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Global Changes: For Better or Worse? Chapter 4 Demographic Changes: Who Is Who in a Global World? Chapter 5 Economic Globalization: For Richer for Poorer, for Better for Worse Chapter 6 The Information Highway: Where Does It Lead? Chapter 7 Environmental Degradation Part 8 The Magic Number "3": Coordinating Three Domains of Education in Response to Globalization Chapter 9 The Curriculum Domain and Policy-Making in Education Chapter 10 The Role of Teachers and Policy-Making in Education Chapter 11 Teacher Education and Policy-Making in Education Part 12 The Anatomy of Policy-Making in Education: My Personal Experiences and Beyond Chapter 13 The Case of Reform of the Israeli Matriculation Examinations Chapter 14 The Case of Reform of Teacher Education Chapter 15 Educational Reform in Israel: An Example of Synergy in Education Part 16 Policy-Making in Education in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 17 Modes of Policy-Making in Education Chapter 18 Factors and Stakeholders that Influence Education Policy Chapter 19 A Holistic Framework for Policy Making in Education in Response to Global Changes Part 20 Epilogue