Education, Cultures, and Economics

Education, Cultures, and Economics
Dilemmas for Development

by Angela W. Little,Fiona E. Leach

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-06-17
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 1135651779
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edited volume reviews the conflict between economic prescriptions for improved education in the developing world and local cultures. Among the issues reviewed are: conceptions of culture and economics in development and education literature, economic considerations of school systems to promote cultural goals, the differentiation of schools from other sites of cultural reproduction, learning experiences of various cultural groups, and the cross-cultural work of development agencies.

Education, Cultures, and Economics

Education, Cultures, and Economics
Dilemmas for Development

by Angela W. Little,Fiona E. Leach

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-06-17
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 1135651701
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edited volume reviews the conflict between economic prescriptions for improved education in the developing world and local cultures. Among the issues reviewed are: conceptions of culture and economics in development and education literature, economic considerations of school systems to promote cultural goals, the differentiation of schools from other sites of cultural reproduction, learning experiences of various cultural groups, and the cross-cultural work of development agencies.

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Economics, education, mobility, and space

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures: Economics, education, mobility, and space
A Book

by Suad Joseph,Afsaneh Najmabadi

  • Publisher : Encyclopedia of Women & Islami
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 587
  • ISBN : 9789004128200
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focuses on women and the civilizations and societies in which Islam has played a historic role. Surveys all facets of life (society, economy, politics, religion, the arts, popular culture, sports, health, science, medicine, environment, and so forth) of women in these societies.

South Korea

South Korea
Education, Culture and Economy

by Georgie D. M. Hyde

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 1988-06-21
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN : 1349100390
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive study omits no aspects of Korean life: its chequered history, brilliant success and aspirations for the future. Its tribal trek from Mongolia via China and subsequent wars to establish independence have taken part in producing a civilisation beneficial to mankind. Its outstanding economic success, formerly attributed to low wages by Western countries unable to compete, results from skill, hard work and an educational system, both public and private, relevant to country and individual. Recently a political revolution has established a democracy as President Chun, father of economic success, retires in favour of a new constitution drafted by ruling and opposition parties: a triumph for the moral stance of 'The Land of the Morning Calm'.

Education in a Globalized World

Education in a Globalized World
The Connectivity of Economic Power, Technology, and Knowledge

by Nelly P. Stromquist

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9780742510982
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The seemingly amorphous phenomenon we call "globalization" involves concrete realities that make it a major source of social change in our contemporary world. Bringing globalization alive for students, this book uses examples and perspectives from economics, technology, and mass media to show how globalization is producing unprecedented impacts on education and culture. Education at all levels-from primary school to university education-is undergoing a world wide transformation of its objectives, values, and practices. New technologies and communication practices have promoted the West's optimism that market forces can replace the former governmental responsibilities for social welfare and the inclusion of diverse cultures. New emphasis on competition, quality control, parental choice, marketing, and the linkage of education to work means that schools all over the world face innovations and challenges to established practices. Meanwhile, the worldwide expansion of entertainment and advertising media convey notions of individualism and consumerism that are changing definitions of gender and solidarity among social groups. This book offers a vivid introduction to these complex changes, recognizing the role of the state while explaining new forces like transnational corporations and nongovernmental organizations. Stromquist points to governmental and school policies that can actively shape the future of education at a time of rapid change.

Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Science Education

Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Science Education
An International Dialogue

by W.W. Cobern

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9401152241
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Global science education is a reality at the end of the 20th century - albeit an uneven reality - because of tremendous technological and economic pressures. Unfortunately, this reality is rarely examined in the light of what interests the everyday lives of ordinary people rather than the lives of political and economic elites. The purpose of this book is to offer insightful and thought-provoking commentary on both realities. The tacit question throughout the book is `Whose interests are being served by current science education practices and policies?' The various chapters offer critical analysis from the perspectives of culture, economics, epistemology, equity, gender, language, and religion in an effort to promote a reflective science education that takes place within, rather than taking over, the important cultural lives of people. The target audience for the book includes graduate students in education, science education and education policy professors, policy and government officials involved with education.

A Glossary of British and American Institutions

A Glossary of British and American Institutions
Politics, Economics, Education, Culture, Social Services

by Marie-José Arquié,Robert Henry,Christophe Poiré

  • Publisher : Armand Colin
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 9782200017118
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Western Structures Meet Native Traditions

Western Structures Meet Native Traditions
The Interfaces of Educational Cultures

by Cheryl Woolsey Des Jarlais

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2008-10-01
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN : 1607529971
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As Western educational practices have become global, the cultural aspects and the problems associated with them have become more apparent as they are contrasted with local ways of learning and knowing in the widely diverse societies around the world. The Western world has tended to assume that its concepts of progress and development should be universally welcomed, especially in countries that are struggling economically. Most cultures tend to feel a similar preference for their own world views. However, the West has had a history of not only ethnocentrism, but colonialism, in which it has forcibly attempted to reshape the cultures, societies, politics, and economics of conquered territories in its own likeness. Though some of the more overt, political colonialist practices have been abandoned, colonial ways of thinking, thinking about thinking, and training in how to think, are still practiced, and these in turn, through the education of each nation-state’s children, affect every aspect of economics, politics, and social development in the global village that our world has become. It is critical to examine the basic assumptions of Western education in order to trace their effects on local ways of knowing in many areas which may not share these assumptions, and which may be threatened and destroyed by them as global interaction in politics, economics, and education increases. The argument that education is primarily a moral endeavor may have been forced into the background for a time by rationalism and secularism, but it is reappearing as an important consideration in education once again. The question remains, however; whose morality should be institutionalized by compulsory educational programs—that of the individual, the family, the professional, the elite, the state, or the nation? And if the rules of science are no longer the single authority in identifying truth and reality, who decides the authorities we should rely on?

Cultural diplomacy and international economic relations. The influence of french linguistic and cultural policy in higher education in Romania

Cultural diplomacy and international economic relations. The influence of french linguistic and cultural policy in higher education in Romania
A Book

by Nora Praher

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2014-10-13
  • Pages : 51
  • ISBN : 3656766762
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject Economics - Case Scenarios, grade: 78% i.e First class, University of Birmingham, language: English, abstract: Cultural Diplomacy has played a vital part in the history of France’s international relations. In a report to the Chamber of Deputies on the functioning of the newly established educational and cultural institutes in East Europe in 1900, the French deputy Manuel Boucher set the rhetorical question, "What political operation or armed invasion was ever able, with less expenditure, to produce such important results?" (cited in Haigh 1974, p.22). France’s foreign policy in Central and Eastern Europe focused primarily on Poland and Romania. Political and cultural relations to Romania date back until the 18th century and still today Romania remains to be perceived as a strategic partner for France in Eastern Europe. One reason for this is the fact that Romania remains the most francophone European country whose official language is not French.Nearly a quarter of its population (22.44%) is estimated to be francophone and over half of its pupils at primary and lower secondary level study French. This represents the highest quota in a European country in which French has not the status of an official language (Eurostat 2013).Moreover, Romania has a strong affinity towards French culture and very good, long-standing political relations. According to the current Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta,it are these sound cultural and political relations which foster bilateral economic relations (Baragan, 2013). This allusion to the correlation of culture and economic collaboration represents the premise of this dissertation. The purpose of this research is to attempt an assessment of the long-term impact of France’s educational and cultural policies in Romania under the concept of Cultural Diplomacy for its economic relations with Romania in the late 20th and early 21st century.

Currencies and Cultures

Currencies and Cultures
The Impact of Culture on Economic Policies and the Foundations of Money

by Noel Mark Noël

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2019-04
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781527526495
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why cultures are different can be examined through the multifaceted lens of their currencies, their economic policies, and the very foundations of how money works. Anyone who has traveled abroad immediately senses the cultural differences, even before learning about the language, politics, or history of the people. The tourist is promptly faced with strangely priced goods and services, an unknown currency of dubious value, and an alien system of payment, trade, and exchange. An investigation into the origins and evolution of money explains much about the behavior of people and their culture. The collection of coins and money often begins with an inquiry into the history of a currency and other payment media used to resolve debts and exchange goods. Coin collecting can lead to a compelling interest in the study of cultural differences as numismatists have come to appreciate the semantic connection between numisma (coinage) and nomos (customs) with nonos (laws). Those interested in economics and business would find, through the study of numismatics, a wealth of information the equivalent of a life-long education not only in the study of coins and currencies, but also about people and their history. Culture is defined by the values, norms, and beliefs shared among its members and supported by its cultural institutions. A symbiotic relationship exists between a currency and its culture and society. The extent to which cultural institutions encourage and reinforce their economic foundations indicates the degree of a culture's success or failure. This book offers insights into how cultural institutions can strengthen their citizens' values and beliefs with that of their currency, and enhance the process of trade and exchange for the betterment and prosperity of its people.The Latin phrase cui bono? translates into to whose profit or advantage? Currencies and Cultures reexamines and challenges our current understanding of economic history and provides insights into human behavior by following the money.

Economics, Culture, and Education

Economics, Culture, and Education
Essays in Honour of Mark Blaug

by Graham Keith Shaw

  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Pub
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this festschrift in honour of the economic historian, Mark Blaug, the contributors focus on the history of economic thought and the evolution of economic research.

Reducing Inter-generational Ethnic Poverty

Reducing Inter-generational Ethnic Poverty
Economics, Psychology and Culture

by Greg Clydesdale

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-11-30
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 100026128X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book looks at human capital development and provides an explanation for why cognitive development varies among ethnic groups. The book uses an interdisciplinary approach to examine inter-generational ethnic poverty. It puts forth an argument that the ethnic poverty gap can be reduced, and to do so we need a broader view of human capital which considers the match between the nature of the economy and the specific capabilities needed. The book focuses on the interrelationship between developmental psychology and socio-economic status and argues that the most important relationship in a knowledge economy is actually the one between a parent and a child. The book begins by looking at cultures and assimilation and investigates the link between education, culture and socio-economic status. It also attempts to answer the question of what the link between culture, parents and children’s ability is and why ethnic groups vary in their nurturing. It delves into how parenting and cognitive development are interrelated. This thought-provoking book concludes with an emphasis on nurture and how it may alleviate ethnic poverty and shape social policies. The book provides a strong thesis to counter explanations based on racial and genetic superiority.

Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance

Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance
A Book

by Dominic J. Brewer,Lawrence O. Picus

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2014-08-25
  • Pages : 984
  • ISBN : 1483346609
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Economics can be a lens for understanding the behavior of schools, districts, states, and nations in meeting education needs of their populaces, as well as for understanding the individual decisions made by administrators, teachers, and students. Insights from economics help decision makers at the state level understand how to raise and distribute funds for public schools in an equitable manner for both schools and taxpayers. Economics also can assist researchers in analyzing effects of school spending and teacher compensation on student outcomes. And economics can provide important insights into public debates on issues such as whether to offer vouchers for subsidizing student attendance at private schools. This two-volume encyclopedia contains over 300 entries by experts in the field that cover these issues and more. Features: This work of 2 volumes (in both print and electronic formats) contains 300-350 signed entries by significant figures in the field. Entries conclude with cross-references and suggestions for further readings to guide students to in-depth resources. Although organized in A-to-Z fashion, a thematic “Reader’s Guide” in the front matter groups related entries by topic. Also in the front matter, a chronology provides students with historical perspective on the development of education economics and finance as a field of study The entire work concludes with a Resources appendix and a comprehensive Index. In the electronic version, the index, Reader's Guide, and cross references combine to provide effective search-and-browse capabilities.

Ministry of Education Culture and Sport

Ministry of Education Culture and Sport
Facts and Figures

by Israel. Miśrad ha-ḥinukh, ha-tarbut ṿeha-sporṭ. Economics and Budgeting Administration

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Funding the Rise of Mass Schooling

Funding the Rise of Mass Schooling
The Social, Economic and Cultural History of School Finance in Sweden, 1840 – 1900

by Johannes Westberg

  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release : 2018-07-12
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9783319821078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents expert analysis on how the remarkable rise of mass schooling was funded during the nineteenth century. Based on rich source materials from rural Swedish school districts, and drawing up evidence from schooling in countries including France, Germany, England and the U.S., Westberg examines the moral considerations that guided economic practices and sheds new light on how the advent of schooling did not only rest upon monies, but also on grains, firewood and cow fodder. Exploring school districts’ motives and economic culture, this book shows how schooling was neither primarily guided by frugal impulses nor motivated by a fear of the growing working classes. Instead, school spending served multiple purposes in school districts that pursued a fair and reasonable economic practice. In addition to being a highly-detailed case study of Sweden 1840 – 1900 this book also entails a broadening of the theoretical horizon of history of education into social, agrarian and economic history in a wider context. With a focus on different systems of school finance, this work reveals a key change over time: from a largely in-kind system supporting schools in an early phase, followed by an increasingly monetarized, depersonalized and homogenized system of school finance. Boasting an interdisciplinary appeal, this will be a welcome contribution of interest to scholars in the fields of education history, sociology, and economics.

The Economics of Cultural Policy

The Economics of Cultural Policy
A Book

by David Throsby

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2010-06-03
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 1107717701
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cultural policy is changing. Traditionally, cultural policies have been concerned with providing financial support for the arts, for cultural heritage and for institutions such as museums and galleries. In recent years, around the world, interest has grown in the creative industries as a source of innovation and economic dynamism. This book argues that an understanding of the nature of both the economic and the cultural value created by the cultural sector is essential to good policy-making. The book is the first comprehensive account of the application of economic theory and analysis to the broad field of cultural policy. It deals with general principles of policy-making in the cultural arena as seen from an economic point of view, and goes on to examine a range of specific cultural policy areas, including the arts, heritage, the cultural industries, urban development, tourism, education, trade, cultural diversity, economic development, intellectual property and cultural statistics.

Cultural Economics

Cultural Economics
A Book

by Li Yining

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-10-22
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1000197115
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Culture is a priceless inheritance and source of wellbeing that is of immense value to humankind. Cultural economics set out to examine the nature and social benefits of cultural products and phenomena as they exist in the market. This volume is the masterpiece of Li Yining, one of the best-known Chinese economists, active in devoting his attention to the role of culture in the economy since the 1950s. Considering the importance of culture in the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the author combines cultural history, economic history, and the history of economic thought to produce unique perspectives. This book not only introduces the central concepts of cultural economics and the culture industry, but proposes several groundbreaking views that greatly influenced the culture policies of China, including cultural adjustment, cultural confidence, and cultural checks and balances. Researchers and students of economics, cultural studies, and Chinese politics, as well as policy makers, will benefit from this volume.

Whither Enterprise Culture? Political Economy of Economics and Business Education

Whither Enterprise Culture? Political Economy of Economics and Business Education
A Book

by Sebastian Singarayer,Plymouth Business School

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Doublon Voir NC 218570Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures

Doublon Voir NC 218570Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures
economics, education, mobility and space

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Education, Language, and Economics

Education, Language, and Economics
Growing National and Global Dilemmas

by Anonim

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2010-01-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9460911951
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There are two contending opinions with regard to the seemingly amorphous phenomenon of globalization. Some believe that globalization has brought rapid prosperity to developing countries while others argue that globalization best serves the needs of countries of the developed world. Bringing globalization under the microscope of education, this book illustrates how globalization is producing unprecedented impacts on education and culture through a series of country case studies elaborating on effects of economic and educational policies in the modern globalized world.