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Title School knowledge in comparative and historical perspective : changing curricula in primary and secondary education / edited by Aaron Benavot and Cecilia Braslavsky, in collaboration with Nhung Truong
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 315 pages) : illustrations
Series CERC studies in comparative education ; v. 18
CERC studies in comparative education ; v. 18.
Contents Educational ideology and the school curriculum / Robert Fiala -- The worldwide rise of human rights education / Francisco O. Ramirez, David Suarez, John W. Meyer -- The spread of English language instruction in the primary school / Yun-Kyung Cha -- Educating future citizens in Europe and Asia / Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal, Suk-Ying Wong -- Historical competence as a key to promote democracy / Cecilia Braslavsky [and others] -- The marginalization of aesthetic education in the school curriculum / Jurgen Oelkers, Sabina Larcher Klee -- Transmission of values in Muslim countries : religious education and moral development in school curricula / Rukhsana Zia -- World models of secondary education, 1960-2000 / David H. Kamens, Aaron Benavot -- Micro-politics and the examination of curricular practices : the case of school notebooks / Sivina Gvirtz -- The current discourse on curriculum change : a comparative analysis of national reports on education / Moritz Rosenmund -- The dynamics of curriculum design and development : scenarios for curriculum evolution / Juan Manuel Moreno -- Socio-historical processes of curriculum change / Ivor Goodson -- New proposals for upper secondary curricula in four Latin American countries, 1990-2005 / Maria de Ibarrola -- Cecilia Braslavsky and the curriculum : reflections on a lifelong journey in search of quality education for all / Cristian Cox -- World models, national curricula, and the centrality of the individual / John W. Meyer
Summary School curricula are established not only to prepare young people for a real world, but also to beckon an imagined one anchored in individual rights and collective progress. Both worlds-the real and the imagined-increasingly reflect influential trans-national forces. In this special edited volume, scholars with diverse backgrounds and conceptual frameworks explore how economic, political, social and ideological forces impact on school curricula over time and place. In providing regional and global perspectives on curricular policies, practices and reforms, the authors move beyond the conventional notion that school contents reflect principally national priorities and subject-based interests. Some authors emphasize a convergence to standardized global curricular structures and discourses. Others suggest that changes regarding the intended contents of primary and secondary school curricula reveal regional or trans-cultural influences. Overall, these comparative and historical studies demonstrate that the dynamics of curriculum-making and curricular reform are increasingly forged within wider regional, cross-regional and global contexts
Analysis onderwijs
educational policy
Education (General)
Onderwijs (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
In Springer e-books
Subject Curriculum planning.
Curriculum change.
Comparative education.
EDUCATION -- Curricula.
Sciences sociales.
Sciences humaines.
Comparative education.
Curriculum change.
Curriculum planning.
Form Electronic book
Author Benavot, Aaron.
Braslavsky, Cecilia.
Comparative Education Research Centre.
ISBN 9781402057366