Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Alternative Education

Global Perspectives Relevant to the Asia-Pacific Region

Authors: Nagata, Yoshiyuki

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Alternative streams of education have been and remain an important but difficult theme for teachers, parents, policy-makers, and scholars. By focusing on case studies of six countries (Bolivia, Thailand, Australia, USA, The Netherlands, and Denmark), and by comprehensively analysing these by means of international comparative methodologies, the author approaches the nuts and bolts issues of alternative and mainstream education systems. The case studies include Charter Schools in the USA and Waldorf Schools in Australia. The study presents not only an insightful analysis of alternative forms of education with regard to actual issues in societies and also legal and administrative features of education. It provides insights into the kind of school development that could be appropriate in the 21st century and the types of educational communities we should seek to create in the age of globalisation.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Alternative Education: An Overview

    Pages 1-10

    Nagata, Yoshiyuki

  • Case Study: Bolivia A Free School at the Foot of the Andes

    Pages 11-23

    Nagata, Yoshiyuki

  • Case Study: Thailand Alternative Schools in a Society Developing the Legal Framework for a Pluralistic Educational System

    Pages 25-34

    Nagata, Yoshiyuki

  • Case Study: Australia Issues in Support Mechanisms Involving Alternative Schools

    Pages 35-56

    Nagata, Yoshiyuki

  • Case Study: The Netherlands Alternative Education Shaken by Changes in its Basic Foundation

    Pages 57-73

    Nagata, Yoshiyuki

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Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Education
Book Subtitle
Global Perspectives Relevant to the Asia-Pacific Region
Authors
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4986-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4986-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4985-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7245-0
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 220
Additional Information
Jointly published with Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association
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