1st Edition

Diversity and Unity in Education A Comparative analysis

Edited By Brian Holmes Copyright 1980
    184 Pages
    by Routledge

    183 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1980, Diversity and Unity in Education is the result of a conference set up to analyse criteria of diversity in education, comment on the politics of decision-making where diversity exists, and review in comparative perspective policies within countries and regions which have been designed to achieve educational harmony. Issues associated with the provision of separate education on the basis of sex and intelligence are identified and discussed. The extent to which national and local government officials, teachers and parents should, and do, participate in policy decisions is also analysed. International organisations, research workers and consultants will find the volume valuable for the direction it gives to research studies in education. University teachers of comparative education and those involved in multicultural education will find topics on which further research can be developed and postgraduate teaching can be based. The contributors are all distinguished international educationalists who have devoted their careers to the analysis of multicultural education in a world perspective. They are drawn from east and west Europe, North America, Africa and Latin America.

    Foreword Introduction: Cultural Diversity and Political Unity – a Comparative Analysis Brian Holmes 1. An International View Leo Fernig 2. The Role of International Organisations in the Evolution of Applied Comparative Education Michael Debeauvais 3. A Comparative Perspective Torsten Husen 4. The Unity of ‘Personality’ and Various Approaches to its Formation Wincenty Okon 5. A Study of the Educational Problems of the Third World A. D. Marquez 6. Regional Demands and National Unification – a European Perspective Pierre Furter 7. Cultural Diversity and Educational Unity in the Arab World W. Samaan 8. The Politics of Decision-Making in Education – an African Perspective E. E. Ekuban 9. The Politics of Education – the Case of Greece A. Kazamias 10. Is Local Control over Education Incompatible with National Unity? Susanne M. Shafer 11. Problems and Solutions in Relation to Education in Comparative Perspective: The Case of Teacher Education William Taylor Name Index Place Index


    Brian Holmes