Springer International Handbooks of Education

International Handbook of Urban Education

Editors: Pink, William T., Noblit, George W. (Eds.)

  • Functions as a survey of the definitions, practices, problematics and solutions concerning urban education worldwide
  • Themes woven throughout all the sections: Migration; Diaspora; Educational Policies; Policy and Economic Development; Politics and Educational Goals; Definitions of Urban and Urban Education; Success Stories; Strategies for Reform; Evaluation
  • Includes 8-10 manuscripts from each of eight regions worldwide: Africa, Asia, Austral-Asia, Caribbean, Europe, Latin/South America, North America, United Kingdom
  • Each section comprises cutting-edge work on urban education written by the major scholars working in that region
  • The cross-regional, cross-cultural views enable readers to think about pressing urban education issues outside of their own cultural taken-for granted assumptions
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It is evident that urban education has become the central focus of educators at the present time. In the U.S., for example, almost one third of all school age children attend schools in large urban school districts. It is in these urban schools where the diversity of cultures and languages is highest and where student learning is most problematic.

What has emerged from recent work to improve urban schools is the insight that there is no one-size-fits-all panacea. Rather, we have discovered that the local context shapes, in critically important ways, what will be effective at the school level. The universality of the problematics with urban education, together with the importance of understanding the local, or situated, context of improvement interventions, brings into sharp focus the importance and timeliness of an undertaking like the International Handbook of Urban Education.

An important focus of the International Handbook of Urban Education will be the interrogation of both the social and political factors that lead to different problem posing and subsequent solutions within each region. An important question to be answered, for example, is what it takes in terms of resources, political will and policy actions to improve urban education.

Table of contents (67 chapters)

  • Urban Education in Africa: Section Editors' Introduction

    Brennan, Kevin (et al.)

    Pages 3-22

  • Urbanization and Schooling in Africa: Trends, Issues, and Challenges from Ghana during the Colonial Era

    Ofori-Attah, Kwabena Dei

    Pages 23-48

  • Language Education in Cameroon: From the Colonial Era to the 21st Century

    Ayuninjam, Funwi F.

    Pages 49-74

  • The Politics of National Culture and Urban Education Reforms in Post-Independent Zimbabwe

    Mpondi, Douglas

    Pages 75-90

  • Reforming the City School in South Africa: Mapping the History from Apartheid Durban to Post-Apartheid eThekwini

    Karlsson, Jenni

    Pages 91-114

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eBook $659.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Handbook of Urban Education
Editors
  • William T. Pink
  • George W. Noblit
Series Title
Springer International Handbooks of Education
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5199-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5199-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5198-2
Series ISSN
2197-1951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVI, 1267
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