This book, from internationally
renowned education scholar Pasi Sahlberg and his colleagues, focuses on some of
the most controversial issues in contemporary education reform around the world.
devote a chapter to each of these “hard questions”:
- Does parental choice improve education systems?
- Is there a future for teacher unions?
- What is the right answer to the standardised
- Can schools prepare children for the 21st-century
- Will technology save schools?
- Can anyone be a teacher?
- Should higher education be for the public good?
- What knowledge and skills should an educator
Each educational change
question sheds much-needed light on today’s large-scale education policies and
related reforms around the world. The authors focus on what makes each question
globally significant, what we know from international research and what can be
inferred from benchmark evidence. The final chapter offers a model for
policymakers with implications for teaching, learning and schooling overall.
- An in-depth look at the most contentious areas of
contemporary education reform.
- Concrete examples from across the globe.
- Commentary from key experts, authorities and
- A consistent, accessible organisation that will
appeal to staff and students.
- Lessons learned that illuminate a good way
forward to improve the educational experience of all students.