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Educating for the 21st Century

Perspectives, Policies and Practices from Around the World

Editors: Choo, S., Sawch, D., Villanueva, A., Vinz, R. (Eds.)

  • Offers a range of international perspectives on how education systems in various countries are educating students for the 21st century. These countries include Australia, Canada, Cuba, Finland, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Singapore and the United States among others
  • Provides conceptual and theoretical discussions on what it means to educate students for the 21st century as well as numerous, on-the-ground examples of schools that are implementing global education
  • Offers varied perspectives on 21st century global education from leading international scholars
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About this book

All over the world, governments, policymakers, and educators are advocating the need to educate students for the 21st first century. This book provides insights into what this means and the ways 21st century education is theorized and implemented in practice. The first part, “Perspectives: Mapping our futures-in-the-making,” uncovers the contradictions, tensions and processes that shape 21st century education discourses. The second part, “Policies: Constructing the future through policymaking,” discusses how 21st century education is translated into policies and the resulting tensions that emerge from top-down, state sanctioned policies and bottom-up initiatives. The third part, “Practices: Enacting the Future in Local Contexts,” discusses on-the-ground initiatives that schools in various countries around the world enact to educate their students for the 21st century. This volume includes contributions from leading scholars in the field as well as educators from schools and those working with schools.

About the authors

Suzanne S. Choo is assistant professor in the English Language and Literature Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her most recent book, Reading the world, the globe, and the cosmos: Approaches to teaching literature for the twenty-first century, received the 2014 Critics Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association. She co-founded Studies in Educational Innovation at Teachers College, Columbia University and is associate editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Education.
Deb Sawch is an independent education consultant who supports educators striving for whole-school approaches to 21st century education. She serves as a research/PD advisor to the Transcend group, a non-profit school-design organization. She currently teaches the Global Competence Certificate Program at Teachers College, Columbia University where she also co-founded Studies in Educational Innovation and the Global Learning Alliance. She chairs the Teach for America-CT Advisory Board.
Alison Villanueva is co-founder of the Global Learning Alliance, an international consortium of university and school partnerships committed to 21st century education. She co-founded and co-directed Studies in Educational Innovation, a center devoted to innovative education practices. She is currently a principal with the Danbury Public Schools in Connecticut and adjunct assistant professor at the department of Educational Leadership at Sacred Heart University.
Ruth Vinz is the Endowed Morse Professor of Teacher Education and professor of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the author of thirteen books for educators and her book, Composing A Teaching Life, received the Richard Meade award for outstanding research published in English education. In 2002 she founded The Center for the Professional Education of Teachers (CPET), an incubator for new ideas in professional education including the Student Press Initiative, Secondary Literacy Initiative, and Global Learning Alliance that serves members around the globe.

Reviews

“This book richly captures valuable and relevant insights into the local and global complexities of 21st century education and school practices. It is a fi ne and scholarly book that addresses current and signifi cant comparative issues in education and policy research. It contains a number of interesting and timely chapters on various aspects of pedagogy and education policies, offering a new perspective on pedagogy and schools. The strongest aspects of the book are its diversity of perspectives and innovative approaches to educational theory and practice.” (Professor Joseph Zajda, Australian Catholic University, Australia)

“The world is smaller; the pace of living is faster; and communities are more diverse than ever before. What would help people to cope and succeed within these complexities?Education. It is clear by now that no country alone can design its education system to meet these expectations that characterize the 21st century. This book with its chapters written by scholars and practitioners from diff erent parts of the world provides rich new perspectives to those who are interested in educational improvement. Whether you are system leader, policymaker, researcher or teacher, this must-read volume inspires you to think deeper about what is possible in your own work.” (Pasi Sahlberg, author of Finnish Lesson 2.0)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Creatives: Living, Learning and Earning in the Conceptual Age

    McWilliam, Erica

    Pages 7-23

  • Digitalizing Tradition: Staging Postcolonial Elite School Identities in the Online Environment

    McCarthy, Cameron (et al.)

    Pages 25-46

  • “Players in the World”: Action for Intercultural Competence in Classroom Pedagogy

    Reynolds, Ruth (et al.)

    Pages 47-71

  • Deliberating Values for Global Citizenship: A Study of Singapore’s Social Studies and Hong Kong’s Liberal Studies Curricula

    Alviar-Martin, Theresa (et al.)

    Pages 73-92

  • Signature Pedagogies in Global Competence Education: Understanding Quality Teaching Practice

    Mansilla, Veronica Boix (et al.)

    Pages 93-115

Buy this book

eBook £87.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1673-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1671-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £109.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-9418-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Educating for the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Perspectives, Policies and Practices from Around the World
Editors
  • Suzanne Choo
  • Deborah Sawch
  • Alison Villanueva
  • Ruth Vinz
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-1673-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-1673-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-1671-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9418-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 490
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations
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