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Education and the Law

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ISBN13: 9780415089432
ISBN: 0415089433
Published: June 1994
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
Price: £120.00



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This edited collection addresses a subject which is topical not only in Britain, where there has been a spate of laws and regulations affecting the structure and content of education, but also in developed and developing countries, where the overriding motivation in many cases has been to raise economic performance. The first part of the book deals with the way legislation affects education and training both directly and tangentially, and how the law through its influence on such things as participation rates, certification and employer involvement can affect the level and degree of economic activity. Contributors examine the education systems of the USA, Kenya, Japan, Germany, Nigeria, Britain and France to illustrate the interdependence of the elements involved. The second part focuses on the concept of curriculum control. Chapters take a comparative approach to what is taught in the classroom and how the implementation of legislation affects all aspects of a country's education system.

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Contents:
Editor's Preface Part I The Law and Education: Economic Development 1. Cross-national policies in higher education: American and Kenyan case studies 2. Education, legislation and economic performance: the case of Japan 3. Education laws and schooling: the case of the German Democratic Republic 4. Legislation, university education and economic performance: the Nigerian experience 5. Constraints on female participtation in education in developing countries 6. Improving vocational qualification levels without legislation: Britain and France 1979-1988 7. Further education and the law: a survey of the English experience since 1979 Part II The Law and Education: institutions and the curriculum 8. The judicial control of the curriculum and court intervention in aspects of education: cases from the international scene 9. Greek education and its legislative framework 10. Education for citizenship: school life and society 11. Local financial management of schools in the United Kingdom: a case study of Hinchingbrooke School in the County of Cambridgeshire 12. The changing roles and responsibilities of school governors in England and Wales 13. Opting out and legal challenge 14. Some thoughts on teacher mobility in Europe 15. The education of prisoners