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Title Changing education : leadership, innovation and development in a globalizing Asia Pacific / edited by Peter D. Hershock, Mark Mason, and John N. Hawkins
Published Dordrecht ; Springer ; 2007
Hong Kong : Comparative Education Research Centre, University of Hong Kong, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (348 pages)
Series CERC studies in comparative education ; 20
CERC studies in comparative education ; 20
Contents From the contents Introduction: Challenges in the Leadership of Innovation and Development in Education in a Globalizing Asia Pacific -- I The Context and Imperatives for Paradigmatic Change in Education -- II Outcomes and Opportunities for Change: Education in a Renewing Asia -- III Leadership in Changing the Way Education Changes -- Conclusion: Changing Education
Summary Annotation This book responds to the growing unease of educators and non-educators alike about the inadequacy of most current educational systems and programs to meet sufficiently the demands of fast changing societies. These systems and programs evolved and were developed in and for societies that have long been transformed, and yet no parallel transformation has taken place in the education systems they spawned. In the last twenty years or so, other sectors of society, such as transportation and communications systems, have radically changed the way they operate, but education has remained essentially the same. There is no doubt: education needs to change. To those ready to accept this challenge, this book represents a welcome guide. Unlike most books on educational policy, this volume does not focus on improving existing educational systems but on changing them altogether. Its focus is not on doing things better, but on doing better things; not on doing things right, but on doing the right things to prepare students for a fast changing interdependent world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Educational change -- Pacific Area.
Educational change -- Asia.
Education and state -- Pacific Area.
Education and state -- Asia.
Educational innovations -- Pacific Area.
Educational innovations -- Asia.
Form Electronic book
Author Hershock, Peter D.
Mason, Mark, 1959-
Hawkins, John N.
ISBN 1402065825 (hbk.)
9781402065828 (hbk.)