International Perspectives on the Goals of Universal Basic and Secondary Education

1st Edition

Joel E. Cohen, Martin B. Malin

Published July 27, 2012
Reference - 308 Pages - 8 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415648707 - CAT# Y143501
Series: Routledge Research in Education

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Although universal schooling has been adopted as a goal by international organizations, bilateral aid agencies, national governments, and non-profit organizations, little sustained international attention has been devoted to the purposes or goals of universal education. What is universal primary and secondary education intended to accomplish? This book, which grew out of a project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, offers views from Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America on the purposes of universal education while considering diverse cultures, religions, and professions. It is the first book in which renowned authors from around the world have proposed, considered, and debated goals of basic and secondary education, engaging in a constructive dialogue on one of the most pressing issues facing education today.

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