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dc.contributor.editorReimers, Fernando M.
dc.description.abstractThis open access book offers a comparative study of eight ambitious national reforms that sought to create opportunities for students to gain the necessary breath of skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world. It examines how national governments transform education systems to provide students opportunities to develop such skills. It analyses comprehensive education reforms in Brazil, Finland, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal and Russia and yields original and important insights on the process of educational change. The analysis of these 21st century skills reforms shows that reformers followed approaches which are based on the five perspectives: cultural, psychological, professional, institutional and political. Most reforms relied on institutional and political perspectives. They highlight the systemic nature of the process of educational change, and the need for alignment and coherence among the various elements of the system in order. They underscore the importance of addressing the interests of various stakeholders of the education system in obtaining the necessary impetus to initiate and sustain change. In contrast, as the book shows, the use of a cultural and psychological frame proved rarer, missing important opportunities to draw on systematic analysis of emerging demands for schools and on cognitive science to inform the changes in the organization of instruction. Drawing on a rich array of sources and evidence the book provides a careful account of how education reform works in practice.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNF Educational strategies & policy
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNK Organization & management of education::JNKC Curriculum planning & development
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNK Organization & management of education
dc.subject.otherInternational and Comparative Education
dc.subject.otherEducational Policy and Politics
dc.subject.otherCurriculum Studies
dc.subject.otherAdministration, Organization and Leadership
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.othertransformation of public education systems
dc.subject.otherrole of curriculum
dc.subject.otherDeeper Learning
dc.subject.otherTwenty first century skills
dc.subject.otherSocio-emotional development
dc.subject.othereducation reform
dc.subject.otherEducation Policy
dc.subject.otherEducation Leadership
dc.subject.otherSystemic educational change
dc.subject.otherComparative education
dc.subject.otherEducation in Finland
dc.subject.otherEducation in Japan
dc.subject.otherEducation in Brazil
dc.subject.otherEducation in Mexico
dc.subject.otherEducation in Poland
dc.subject.otherEducation in Russia
dc.subject.otherEducation in Peru
dc.subject.otherEducation in Portugal
dc.subject.otherEducational strategies & policy
dc.subject.otherCurriculum planning & development
dc.subject.otherEducational administration & organization
dc.titleAudacious Education Purposes
dc.title.alternativeHow Governments Transform the Goals of Education Systems
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameSpringer Nature

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