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International Education for the Millennium: Toward Access, Equity and Quality


reviewed by Robert Sylvester — October 03, 2006

coverTitle: International Education for the Millennium: Toward Access, Equity and Quality
Author(s): Benjamin Piper, Sarah Dryden-Peterson, and Young-Suk Kim (Eds)
Publisher: Harvard Educational Review, Cambridge
ISBN: 0916690466 , Pages: 317, Year: 2006
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 Close on the heels of the Second World War, the victorious Western nations stumbled when it came to decisive action regarding the cause of education in the reconstruction of the world at large. In 1921, the League of Nations Committee on Intellectual Cooperation was created only after the term “Education” was removed from both its name and its mandate. The chance for educational improvements in the wider world was lost, for that moment.  The years that followed witnessed failed efforts by the committee to be able even to consider intellectual cooperation between and among nations without first considering the cause and the role of education in that process. We now stand, nearly a century away from this historic misstep, and face the same calculus.  Can we honestly promote the cause of intellectual cooperation among nations in a globalized era, when the issues surrounding access, equity, and quality of education in the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 03, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12757, Date Accessed: 8/17/2017 7:43:24 AM

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  • Robert Sylvester
    Bridgewater State College
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    ROBERT SYLVESTER has worked in international education from 1976 as a teacher and administrator and UNESCO teacher-trainer in Zambia and principal of an international school in Botswana. He is currently Assistant Professor of Education at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, responsible for courses related to teacher training in literacy and global education and has served as the Co-Editor for the Journal of Research in International Education.
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