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Education for All, The Quality Imperative


reviewed by Robert Sylvester 2006

coverTitle: Education for All, The Quality Imperative
Author(s): EFA Global Monitoring Team
Publisher: UNESCO,
ISBN: 9231039768, Pages: 430, Year: 2004
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Almost two centuries have passed since portions of a pamphlet by the Frenchman, Marc-Antoinne Jullien (1775-1848) were published in the very first volume of The American Journal of Education (Vol. 1, July 1826) with the express purpose of “compiling an account of the state of education” in a world that was then the collection of European states and the United States.  The first era of globalization was some decades ahead and the ages of industrialization, the atom, space, and information technology were all hardly imaginable to progressive educators in the 19th century. Such was the birth of comparative education, although it required the systematic work of many scholars in the early 20th century to make it visible and disciplined. In the same way that the principle of universal education was slow to dawn on the industrial powers of the West, so too has it been a slow journey towards the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 5, 2006, p. 848-850
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12167, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 8:25:54 PM

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  • Robert Sylvester
    Bridgewater State College
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    BOB SYLVESTER has been involved in international education as an international school teacher and as a UNESCO expert and teacher trainer in Zambia, a principal of an international school in Botswana and an educational leadership consultant in Sri Lanka over a period of 25 years. He is currently Assistant Professor of Education at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, repsonsible for teaching courses related to literacy and global education.
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