Centering Whole-Child Development in Global Education Reform: International Perspectives on Agendas for Educational Equity and Quality (Paperback)
This volume offers critical analysis of national school reform policies intended to align with global agendas to promote educational quality and equity.
By uniquely foregrounding the need for education reform to nurture child well-being alongside traditional measures of academic achievement, the book identifies common challenges across the Global North and South and extends insights provided by international student assessment data. Chapters offer a close analysis of reform practices in countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Americas to consider cultural, social, political, and functional aspects which drive or inhibit the success of reform initiatives. Providing excellent insights into holistic education for children and youth, this book highlights lessons to support global efforts in providing high-quality, equitable education for the whole child.
Developing international knowledge and supplementing international data, this volume will be of interest to students, scholars, and researchers with an interest in education policy, as well as comparative and international education.
About the Author
Jaekyung Lee is Professor of the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and Fulbright Global Scholar, U.S.A.Kenneth K. Wong is the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor of Education Policy, Director of the Urban Education Policy Program, and Professor of Urban Studies, International and Public Affairs, and Political Science at Brown University, U.S.A.