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

The Power of Education

Education for All, Development, Globalisation and UNESCO

Authors: POWER, Colin

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  • Equips readers with a deeper understanding of the challenges facing  education and development agencies in the global knowledge society
  • Provides an insider’s account of the role played by the international community in supporting quality education for all, lifelong learning and education reform
  • Offers a uniquely global perspective on the power of education to change societies, trends in education policy and practice, and progress being made in achieving internationally-agreed education and development goals
  • Challenging and insightful, combines scholarly analysis with practical examples of how international programs contribute to building a more equitable, peaceful and sustainable world
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About this book

This book is about the power of education: the kind of education that simultaneously improves the quality of life both of individuals and the wider society. It explains why education must be viewed as a basic human right, as a value in and of itself, and reviews the evidence on how education builds the human resources that individuals and nations need to be productive, to continue to learn, to solve problems, to be creative, and to live together and with nature in peace and harmony. When nations ensure that such an education is accessible to all throughout their lives, education becomes the engine of sustainable development – economic, social, moral and cultural. The book is unique in that it covers the development of education at all levels in all countries of the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, using the latest international data bases, while blending in analyses of both quantitate and qualitative research.

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“one of the best I have read (on education and development) in the last decade.” 

“A wonderful story teller - engages readers in a way most authors are unable to do:”

“Well presented, both in terms of content, coverage, analysis and scholarship.”

“Strongest aspect of the work is the analytic framework defining the various chapters”

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-287-221-0
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-287-220-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: October 28, 2016
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1240-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Power of Education
Book Subtitle
Education for All, Development, Globalisation and UNESCO
Authors
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-221-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-221-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-220-3
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1240-2
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 280
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