ERIC Number: EJ819948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Developing a Perspective on the Global Achievement Gap: School Leaders as International Collaborators
Fanning, Michael C. P.
Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, v19 p25-42 Fall 2007
In recent years American schools and the scholars who study these schools have become focused on bridging the achievement gap. The scholarly literature is most often focused on the discrepancy in achievement in one school, a region, or perhaps one nation. The literature examining the best practices of schools that have bridged this gap occasionally recounts successful strategies; however, the discussion regarding the achievement gap has been nearly silent regarding international law and the obligations all governments have to remove learning inequalities. In addition, the literature rarely discusses the importance of international collaboration. This article introduces all of these topics, with the purpose of encouraging global collaboration between educational leaders and scholars to meet the challenge of providing all children an equitable education in order to close the Global Achievement Gap.
Descriptors: International Law, Academic Achievement, Cooperation, Equal Education, Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Global Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran; Sweden; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001