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CERC Studies in Comparative Education

School Knowledge in Comparative and Historical Perspective

Changing Curricula in Primary and Secondary Education

Editors: Benavot, Aaron, Braslavsky, Cecilia (Eds.)

  • Addresses important topics often disregarded in comparative studies of education: educational contents, curriculum, and school-based knowledge
  • Brings together leading scholars in the field
  • Includes global, regional and historical perspectives
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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.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Benavot, Aaron (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Educational Ideology and the School Curriculum

    Fiala, Robert

    Pages 15-34

  • The Worldwide Rise of Human Rights Education

    Ramírez, Francisco O. (et al.)

    Pages 35-52

  • The Spread of English Language Instruction in the Primary School

    Cha, Yun-Kyung

    Pages 55-71

  • Educating Future Citizens in Europe and Asia

    Nuhoğlu Soysal, Yasemin (et al.)

    Pages 73-88

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5736-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-5735-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
School Knowledge in Comparative and Historical Perspective
Book Subtitle
Changing Curricula in Primary and Secondary Education
Editors
  • Aaron Benavot
  • Cecilia Braslavsky
Series Title
CERC Studies in Comparative Education
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5736-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5736-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5735-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 306
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