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Schooling Around the World: Debates, Challenges, and Practices


reviewed by Margo Glew — May 29, 2009

coverTitle: Schooling Around the World: Debates, Challenges, and Practices
Author(s): Kas Mazurek and Margret A. Winzer (Eds.)
Publisher: Pearson, Boston
ISBN: 0205454593, Pages: 365, Year: 2006
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Schooling Around the World: Debates, Challenges, and Practices provides readers with an introduction to major issues, themes, challenges, and successes of education around the world. Organized as a series of case studies from sixteen different nations, this book provides information about education systems around the world so that readers can not only situate their home educational system within a global context but also critically evaluate that system and compare the current ways of doing things with those of other systems internationally. The book begins with an introductory chapter which lays out the rationale for the book, making the case that comparative education is a necessary part of quality teacher preparation. Today’s students need to be prepared to live, work, and successfully navigate a world that is more interconnected than ever before. Teachers have the responsibility to support the development of global skills in the students they teach. This requires that... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 29, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15645, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 8:01:44 AM

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  • Margo Glew
    Michigan State University
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    MARGO GLEW is director of the Global Educators Cohort Program in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University and coordinates efforts to internationalize the teacher preparation program curriculum. Additionally, she has extensive experience in language program development, having served as founder and coordinator of the Less Commonly Taught Languages Program and as co-Director of the Arabic Instruction Language Flagship program at Michigan State University. She has shared her expertise in language program development through work on national advisory boards and as an external reviewer of language programs and projects nationally. Her academic work has focused on second language acquisition and instruction, language materials development, and language program development. She has collaborated with colleagues on numerous language materials development projects for Less Commonly Taught Languages and has published articles on language teaching methodology, assessment in second language writing, language policy, second language acquisition, and distance language learning.
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