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Educating Citizens: International Perspectives on Civic Values and School Choice


reviewed by Christine Wolfe 2006

coverTitle: Educating Citizens: International Perspectives on Civic Values and School Choice
Author(s): Patrick J. Wolf and Stephen Macedo (Editors)
Publisher: Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.
ISBN: 0815795173, Pages: 397, Year: 2004
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In Educating Citizens: International Perspectives on Civic Values and School Choice, Patrick J. Wolf and Stephen Macedo challenge the “no need to worry” sentiment put forth by those in other countries where public funding of some sort of school choice is the norm.  Having gathered a group of scholars to consider what the U.S. could learn about other countries regarding school choice, the editors bring to print national case studies on Western European countries (The Netherlands, England, Belgium, Italy, Germany, and France) and Canada in Part I of the book.  In Part II, analysis and commentary on those case studies, along with their direct links to the American school system, make the edited volume read like a well-planned conference panel.   In Part I, the authors offer detailed analysis of a variety of educational systems in Western Europe.  A major focus in each section is the role that public funding plays... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, 2006, p. 83-86
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11881, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 4:52:20 AM

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  • Christine Wolfe
    University of Iowa College of Education
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    CHRISTINE WOLFE, J.D., Ph.D. Candidate, is a graduate student in the Social Foundations of Education Program in the Educational Policy and Leadership Studies Division at the University of Iowa College of Education. She is currently completing work on her dissertation, an examination of open enrollment as a form of school choice in the state of Iowa. Wolfe currently works at the University of Iowa College of Law as a research librarian. Her areas of research include school choice, equity and diversity issues, and sociology of education.
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