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Education Reform in Contemporary Spain : International Developments in School Reform - Oliver Boyd-Barrett

Education Reform in Contemporary Spain

International Developments in School Reform

By: Oliver Boyd-Barrett (Editor), Pam O'Malley (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 10th August 1995
ISBN: 9780415091480
Number Of Pages: 276

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Oliver Boyd-Barrett and Pam O'Malley have brought together a collection of the best recently published and specially commissioned articles which chart the rapid and extensive process of education reform in Spain over the last two decades.
The articles cover in detail all the key measures of reform and the relevant changes in legislation and government policy since the 1970 "Ley General de Educacion." They also set these changes within the context of the contemporary historical background. The book shows that throughout, the process of reform in Spain has been characterized by both idealism and determination, and has been notable for its sheer pace. Topics covered include democratization and decentralization, curriculum reform, vocational and technical education and partners in education such as teacher unions and governors.
This book is a significant contribution to the study of worldwide processes of education reform and will be of interest to comparative educationalists, those who have a professional interest in education in Spain and anyone with a more general interest in early modern Spain.

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." . . provides rich insights into universal reform dilemmas, the textured fabric of contexts, and different approaches to democratizing and modernizing education. . . . This volume is a gold mine of insight into the influence of contextual factors on Spanish educational reforms." -"Anthropology & Education Quarterly

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
Structural Change and Curriculum Reform in Democratic Spainp. 6
Turning Point: the 1970 Education Actp. 25
Education as Resistance: the 'Alternativa'p. 32
Referencep. 40
The Pre-History of Educational Reform in Spainp. 41
Preamble to Logsep. 53
Educational Reform in Spain and in the Uk: a Comparative Perspectivep. 65
Referencesp. 78
Problems of Implementation in Spanish Educational Reformp. 79
Finding the Evidencep. 94
Education in the State of Autonomous Communitiesp. 102
The Process of Pedagogic Reformp. 113
The Value of Diversity and the Diversity of Valuep. 126
The Place of Evaluation in Educational Reformp. 140
The Spanish Inspectorate in Search of a Modern Model of Inspectionp. 153
Professionalism, Unionism and Educational Reformp. 165
The Teachers' Centresp. 178
Church, State and Educational Reformp. 188
Education and the Languages of Spainp. 204
Referencesp. 225
Vocational Education in Logse: a New Model for the Future?p. 226
Training and Employmentp. 235
University Reformp. 246
Referencesp. 255
Glossaryp. 256
Indexp. 258
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ISBN: 9780415091480
ISBN-10: 0415091489
Series: International Developments in School Reform
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 10th August 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1

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