Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Education
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This third book in the Global Perspectives on Social Issues series grants scholars and policy makers an overview of the steps being taken by governments and educational organizations worldwide to increase the quality, standards, goals, and accessibility of education. Authors Rita J. Simon and Lisa Banks examine and compare the system of education, literacy rates, enrollment rates, types of public and private schools, years of compulsory education, and the amount of money the government allocates to education in twenty countries worldwide. Each country's demographic characteristics and political, social, and economic institutions are summarized, and the influence of each nation's political and cultural ideology on the educational system is discussed.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 430.92g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739106759
  • 9780739106754

About Rita J. Simon

Rita J. Simon is a University Professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Washington College of Law at American University. Lisa Banks is a lawyer in private practice.show more

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Overview Part 3 Country Profiles Chapter 4 North America: United States; Canada Chapter 5 Latin America: Brazil; Argentina Chapter 6 Western Europe: Great Britain; Italy; Germany; Spain Chapter 7 Eastern Europe: Russian Federation; Poland Chapter 8 Africa: South Africa; Nigeria Chapter 9 Middle East: Iraq; Egypt; Israel Chapter 10 Asia: India; China; Japan Chapter 11 Oceania: New Zealand; Australia Part 12 Public Perception Worldwide Part 13 Conclusion Part 14 Appendix: General Statistics on Education Worldwideshow more