By Iris C. Rotberg, Gérard Bonnet, Mary Canning, Kai-ming Cheng, Terry J. Crooks, Luis Crouch, Ori Eyal, Eva Forsberg, Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew, Ratna Ghosh, Martin Gustafsson, Batia P. Horsky, Dan Inbar, Barbara M. Kehm, Stephen T. Kerr, Allan Luke, Ulf P. Lu
In Balancing switch and culture in worldwide schooling Reform, Rotberg brings jointly examples of present schooling reforms in 16 international locations, written through _insiders_. This booklet is going past myths and stereotypes and describes the tough trade-offs international locations make as they try and enforce reforms within the context of societal and worldwide switch. In a few nations, reforms are a reaction to significant political or monetary shifts; in others, they're stimulated via huge upsurges in immigration and elevated pupil variety. regardless of the explanations for schooling reform, all international locations face judgements approximately source allocation, equality of academic chance throughout diversified populations, entry to better schooling, scholar trying out and monitoring, instructor responsibility, university selection, and innovation. The essays during this quantity demonstrate: _
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