1st Edition

Equality and Freedom in Education A Comparative Study

Edited By Brian Holmes Copyright 1985
    270 Pages
    by Routledge

    269 Pages
    by Routledge

    First published in 1985, Equality and Freedom in Education investigates the extent to which it is possible or desirable to provide equal opportunities in education, regardless of age sex, race, language, and social class. Attempts to make such provision regularly attract the criticism that they remove the freedom of parents and religious bodies to educate children in accordance with their particular wishes. To understand this dilemma, the book analyses the educational systems and practices in England and Wales, France, the USA, the USSR, China and Japan. Information about each system is provided in accordance with a taxonomy, developed by Professor Holmes for the International Bureau of Education in Geneva, and widely accepted by Ministries of Education throughout the world. Simplified diagrams show how school systems are organised and how children pass through the school system, and essential statistical information, taken from UNESCO sources, is also provided. The book will be of interest to students of education and sociology.

    Preface Introduction 1. Education in England and Wales Crispin Jones 2. Education in France Martin McLean 3. Education in the USA David Turner 4. Education in the USSR J. Tomiak 5. Education in the People’s Republic of China Pauline Chan 6. Education in Japan Brian Holmes Index


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