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ERIC Number: ED568620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
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Reference Count: 16
The Crisis in World Education and Comparative Education
Wolhuter, Charl; Karras, Konstantinos; Calogiannakis, Pella
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society  (13th, Sofia, Bulgaria, Jun 10-13, 2015)
The radically and rapidly changing societal context has placed education at the crossroads, necessitating a re-thinking of education. At the same time, urgent challenges confront humanity, such as the environmental crisis and the creation of social capital (to keep together an increasing diverse society)--to mention but two. In all these education is a key variable, and--rightly so--the vehicle selected by humanity to meet the new future. This paper surveys these global societal contextual factors in the twenty-first century, and the implications thereof for education. Comparative and International Education is put forward as the best available means to deal with the challenge of creating a system of education geared for the imperatives of the new age. [For the complete Volume 13, Number 1 proceedings, see ED568595.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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