This book presents a study of the development of educational systems, focusing on those of England, Denmark, France, and Russia. It provides a theoretical framework that accounts for the major characteristics of national education and the principal changes that such systems have undergone.
Table of Contents
1. Thinking and Theorizing about Educational Systems Part I: The Development of State Educational Systems 2. Structure: Education as Private Enterprise 3. Interaction: Competition for Educational Control 4. Structural Elaboration: The Emergence of State Educational Systems Part II: Educational Systems in Action 5. Structure: State Systems and Educational Negotiations 6. Interaction: In the Centralized System 7. Interaction: In the Decentralized System 8. Structural Elaboration: Two Patterns of Educational Change