Global Perspectives on Social Issues: Education Education (Hardcover)
|Author: Rita James/ Banks Simon|
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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.|