This book examines aspects of Western psychological and educational theory in relation to educational practice around the world, and considers the extent to which current understandings are truly applicable to a range of diverse settings. In so doing, it also seeks to question, where appropriate, existing orthodoxies within Western educational systems.
1. Editorial: Are Western Educational Theories and Practices Truly Universal?, Julian Elliott & Elena Grigorenko 2. Bridging Between the Orthodoxy of Western Higher Educational Practices and an African Sociocultural Context, Robert Serpell 3. Culture, Instruction, and Assessment, Robert Sternberg 4. Bridging Between Orthodox Western Higher Educational Practices and an African Socio Cultural Context, Robert Serpell 5. Western Influence on Chinese Educational Testing, Weihua Niu 6. The Impact of the West on Post Soviet Russian Education: Change and Resistance to Change, Julian Elliot and Jonathan Tudge 7. Teachers’ Ethnotheories of the 'Ideal Student' in Five Western Countries, Sara Harkness, Marjolijn, Blom, Ughetta Moscardino, Alfredo Oliva, Parminder Parmar, Piotr Olaf Zylicz & Charles Super 8. Schooling’s Contribution to Social Capital: Study from a Native Amazonian Society in Bolivia, Ricardo Godoy, Craig Seyford, Victoria Reyes-García, Tomás Huanca, William R., Leonard, Thomas McDade, Susan Tanner, Vincent Vadez 9. Hitting , Missing, and in Between: A tyPology of the Impact of Western Education on the Non-Western World, Elena L. Grigorenko