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Attewell, Paul, Ed.; Newman, Katherine S., Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2010
The last half century has seen a dramatic expansion in access to primary, secondary, and higher education in many nations around the world. Educational expansion is desirable for a country's economy, beneficial for educated individuals themselves, and is also a strategy for greater social harmony. But has greater access to education reduced or…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
de Moura Castro, Claudio; Alfthan, Torkel – 1992
Three centuries ago only religious schools and apprenticeship controlled by the guilds existed to provide training. Regular academic schools originated in religions that needed a well-educated clergy, and these schools offered the model for the universal basic and secondary schools that exist today in nearly all countries. The European guilds gave…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Practices
Greenfield, Patricia M., Ed.; Cocking, Rodney R., Ed. – 1994
This book explores the extent to which the development and socialization of minority children can be seen as continuous with their ancestral cultures. Whether cultural and political conditions in the United States have modified development and socialization processes, and the extent to which ancestral cultures have changed are examined in the 19…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Asian Americans, Child Development, Cross Cultural Studies