Comparative education – education systems and contemporary issues

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Education has been dramatically reformed worldwide over the last few decades. In this age of globalisation, student teachers, Education students and scholars of the social sciences in general need to take careful note of these changes. Comparative Education: education systems and contemporary issues contains separate chapters in which a selection of education systems – South Africa, Botswana, the United States, Australia and India, as well as the emerging education dispensation of the European Union – are discussed. Each of these chapters is written by a renowned specialist of comparative education residing and working in the particular country. The other chapters of the book deal with issues in education: values and ideologies in education, cultural diversity, gender issues, higher education, curricular reform and violence in schools. The book commences with an outline of the historical evolution of comparative education and its significance.

Prof. Charl Wolhuter studied at the Rand Afrikaans University, the University of Pretoria and the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He obtained a doctorate in comparative education at the University of Stellenbosch. He was a junior lecturer in history of education and comparative education at the University of Pretoria and a senior lecturer in history of education and comparative education at the University of Zululand. Prof. Wolhuter is currently a professor in comparative education at the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University, South Africa. He is the author of various books and articles on history of education and comparative education.

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