Global Analysis of Education in the 21st Century: What Kind of Schools Do We Need Today?

Author: Mushi, Selina Lesiaki Prosper
Year:2015
Pages:396
ISBN:1-4955-0357-7
978-1-4955-0357-3
Price:249.95
This book analyzes the quality, challenges and prospects of 21st Century education worldwide. It is aimed at encouraging educators around the world to take a closer look at the current situation of global education with regard to where we are headed as a human global family.

Reviews

“Selina Mushi examines in detail the trend of formal education on the global stage… she sets the stage by calling attention to the direction of formal education globally… this book provides some much needed information on the high quality education and how it has been impacted by the ‘for profit’ motive… what is new is to look at the perspective of an author with roots in Africa. This African perspective provides a corrective lens to the many contributions from the West.”
-Dr. Barry van Driel,
International Director for Teacher Education and Curriculum Development, Anne Frank House, and Vice President of the International Association for Intercultural Education


Table of Contents

Abstract
Foreword by Barry van Driel
Acknowledgement
PART ONE: STOP AND THINK GLOBALLY: WHERE IS EDUCATION HEADED?
Chapter 1: Education for What?

Introduction
(Sample of Contents from Chapters 1 & 2)
Education From Childhood to Old Age
Struggles for High Quality Education
What is “High Quality Education”?
The Formal Education Systems of the 20th Century
Evolution of Formal Education
The Need for Catalyst Education
Methodology
Chapter 2: An Overview of Education in Industrialized Societies
Introduction
Access to Formal Education in the Highly Industrialized Countries
What Does “Access to Education” mean?
Technological Advancements and Formal Education in Industrialized Countries
Efforts to Understand the Impact of technology-Enhanced Learning in the United Kingdom
Integration of Technology in Education in East Asia
Chapter 3: An Overview of Education in Less Industrialized Societies
PART TWO: GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN EDUCATION
Chapter 4: Quality and Profit in the Education Industry
Chapter 5: The Digital Race and Education Quality
Chapter 6: “Use My Brain Not Yours” A Few Thinkers to Run the World
Chapter 7: Acquired Dependency Syndromes Across and Within Countries
PART THREE: PROSPECTS OF EDUCATION AS A GLOBAL SYSTEM
Chapter 8: The Education Industry is a Global System
Chapter 9: True Investment in Formal Education
Chapter 10: Community-Owned, Globally Transparent Schools
References
Index