ERIC Number: ED568775
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
International Education for the Millennium: Toward Access, Equity, and Quality. Harvard Educational Review Reprint Series.
Piper, Benjamin, Ed.; Dryden-Peterson, Sarah, Ed.; Kim, Young-Suk, Ed.
Harvard Education Press
This volume sheds light on contemporary theoretical work and research, on a range of national and international polices, and on education reform in developing countries. International Education has become an increasingly prominent and urgent matter in recent decades. Since the 1990 and 2000 Education for All conferences in Thailand, and Senegal, educational access and quality have been important parts of a global development agenda. More recently, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals have called for dramatic increases in educational access and ensuring equity for those disadvantaged by national and regional power structures. "International Education for the Millennium" offers a detailed and comprehensive look at this vitally important field. Centrally concerned with the development of successful education systems and institutions throughout the world, the volume addresses those pressing questions-about access, equity, and quality-that inform the field today. The volume sheds light on important areas within this vast field: on contemporary theoretical work and research; on a range of national and international policies; and on education reform in developing countries. A volume that considers international education on the global, national, and local levels-and that addresses theoretical, scholarly, and practical matters- "International Education for the Millennium" offers an array of ideas, perspectives, and resources for scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. Following a foreword by Marlaine E. Lockheed, and an introduction by the editors, this volume is divided into three parts. Part One: "Frameworks and Theoretical Perspectives on International Education" contains: (1) Comparative and International Education: A Journey toward Equality and Equity (Nelly P. Stromquist); (2) The Adult Literacy Process as Cultural Action for Freedom (Paulo Freire); (3) Cultural Action and Conscientization (Paulo Freire); and (4) No Longer Overlooked and Undervalued? The Evolving Dynamics of Endogenous Educational Research in Sub-Saharan Africa (Richard Maclure). Part Two: "Transitions and Reform in International Education" continues with: (5) Education in Tanzania (Julius K. Nyerere); (6) Adjusting Inequality: Education and Structural Adjustment Policies in Tanzania (Frances Vavrus); (7) Women and Education in Eritrea: A Historical and Contemporary Analysis (Asgedet Stefanos); (8) Black Dean: Race, Reconciliation, and the Emotions of Deanship (Jonathan David Jansen); and (9) Teaching Quality Matters: Pedagogy and Literacy Instruction of Poor Students in Mexico (Fernando Reimers). Part Three: "Community Solutions for Educational Change," includes the following: (10) The Palestinian Uprising and Education for the Future (Khalil Mahshi and Kim Bush); (11) Interview with Khalil Mahshi; (12) Transference and Appropriation in Popular Education Interventions: A Framework for Analysis (Liliana Vaccaro); (13) Why Romà Do Not Like Mainstream Schools: Voices of a People without Territory (Julio Vargas Clavería and Jesús Gómez Alonso); (14) Education in the Fight against HIV/AIDS: Caring for Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Community in Kampala, Uganda (Joanita Nambi, Stella Alamo Talisuna, Margrethe Juncker, and the Volunteers of Reach Out). The book ends with an epilogue: On Teaching for Social Change: Creating a Bridge between Academia and Practice (Suzanne Grant Lewis).
Descriptors: Educational Change, Developing Nations, International Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Educational Quality, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Womens Education, Deans, Low Income Students, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Social Change, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Blacks, Literacy Education, Intervention, Ethnic Groups
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Eritrea; Mexico; Palestine; Tanzania; Uganda