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Post-socialism is Not Dead: Reading the Global in Comparative Education Vol: 14

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13 Dec 2010
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
453 pages - 156 x 234 x 38mm
International Perspectives on Education and Society


The 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Soviet Union is a time to reflect and call attention to the educational transformations in post-socialist nations of Southeast/Central Europe and the former Soviet Union and in educational systems around the world. While the educational landscape changed most obviously in the former socialist countries and aligned nations, the impact of the collapse of the Soviet Union was felt in nations worldwide. This volume will provide a comparative account of the meanings and processes of post-socialist transformations in education by exploring recent theories, concepts, and debates on post-socialism and globalization in national, regional, and international contexts. Of particular interest is a critical examination of post-socialist transformations and the evolution of educational change globally since 1991. Understanding these complex developments since 1991 is critical to the study of education around the world in the new millennium.
List of Contributors. Acknowledgments. Rediscovering post-socialism in comparative education. Education after the fall of the Berlin Wall: the end of history or the beginning of histories?. Policy Why(s): Policy rationalities and the changing logic of educational reform in postcommunist Ukraine. Visions of reform in post-socialist Romania: decentralization (through hybridization) and teacher autonomy. Rethinking transition through ideas of “community” in Hungarian kindergarten curriculum. A framework for understanding dramatic change: Educational transformation in post-Soviet Russia. The semblance of progress amidst the absence of change: Educating for an imagined Europe in Moldova and Albania. Rewriting the nation: World War II narratives in Polish history textbooks. When intolerance means more than prejudice: Challenges to Lithuanian education reforms for social tolerance. Transnational vitality of the Finno-Ugric identity in Estonia: The role of education and advocacy in a new geopolitical context. The reconfiguration of state–university–student relationships in post/socialist China. Socialist, post-socialist, and post-. Staying the (post)socialist course: Global/local transformations and Cuban education. African socialism, post-colonial development, and education: Change and continuity in the post-socialist era. Beyond post-socialist conversions: Functional cooperation and trans-regional regimes in the global South. Index. Author biographies. International Perspectives on Education and Society. International Perspectives on Education and Society. Copyright page.

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