Originally published in 1985. In the last two decades education in the Third World has greatly expanded, raising many important issues. Some less developed countries have emulated the West in the style and organisation of their academic systems, hence, it could be said, increasing their dependence. Others have deliberately avoided this path, experimenting with systems more relevant to development and often in a radical way. At a theoretical level, Marxist and neo-Marxist development theorists argue that education systems dependent on the West are evidence of economic dependency and of the correctness of Marxist development theories; while others argue that the evidence points to an interdependent world and that dependency theories do not apply to education. Interestingly two key Marxist Third World Countries, China and Cuba, have very conservative education systems. This book discusses the problems of dependence and interdependence in education throughout the world.

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Edited ByKeith Watson, Raymond Wilson

chapter One|11 pages

An English Education for England

Edited ByKeith Watson, Raymond Wilson

chapter Two|10 pages

National Character - Concept, Scope and Uses

ByWilliam Kay

chapter Three|23 pages

The Problem (Solving) Approach and National Character

ByBrian Holmes

chapter Four|13 pages

Comparative Education and Literature

ByMargaret Sutherland

chapter Five|23 pages

Choice and Reform in Belgian Education

ByJohn Owen

chapter Six|17 pages

The State - A Major Element in West German Education

ByKenneth Smart

chapter Seven|11 pages

The Western European Idea in Education*

BySixten Markland

chapter Ten|27 pages

Comparative Education and the Geographical Factor

ByColin Brock

chapter Thirteen|12 pages

Comparative Studes and Educational Reform

ByEdmund King

chapter Fourteen|6 pages

Vernon Mallinson’s Publications

ByGraham Geoghegan