Asst/P. Suzanne Choo's New Book: Educating for the 21st Century: Perspectives, Policies and Practices from Around the World
Monday, 05 December 2016
Asst/P. Suzanne Choo's New Book: Educating for the 21st Century: Perspectives, Policies and Practices from Around the World Edited by Suzanne Choo (ELL), Deb Sawch, Alison Villanueva and Ruth Vinz, published by Springer
The book offers a range of international perspectives on how education systems in various countries are educating students for the 21st century. These countries include Australia, Canada, Cuba, Finland, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Singapore and the United States among others. It provides conceptual and theoretical discussions on what it means to educate students for the 21st century as well as numerous, on-the-ground examples of schools that are implementing global education. The book offers varied perspectives on 21st century global education from leading international scholars.
Key scholars in the field who have endorsed the book have said:
“This... book richly captures valuable and relevant insights into the local and global complexities of 21st century education and school practices. It is a fine and scholarly book that addresses current and significant comparative issues in education and policy research. It contains a number of interesting and timely chapters on various aspects of pedagogy and education policies, offering a new perspective on pedagogy and schools. The strongest aspects of the book are its diversity of perspectives and innovative approaches to educational theory and practice.” (Professor Joseph Zajda, Australian Catholic University, Australia)
“The world is smaller; the pace of living is faster; and communities are more diverse than ever before. What would help people to cope and succeed within these complexities? Education. It is clear by now that no country alone can design its education system to meet these expectations that characterize the 21st century. This book with its chapters written by scholars and practitioners from different parts of the world provides rich new perspectives to those who are interested in educational improvement. Whether you are system leader, policymaker, researcher or teacher, this must-read volume inspires you to think deeper about what is possible in your own work.” (Pasi Sahlberg, author of Finnish Lesson 2.0)
For more information on the book, click here: Http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811016714