By Keith A. Nitta

Education policymaking is normally obvious as a family political strategy. The activity of finding out the place scholars may be proficient, what they are going to be taught, who will train them, and the way it is going to be paid for in actual fact rests with a few mixture of district, kingdom, and nationwide policymakers. This ebook seeks to teach how worldwide tendencies have produced related adjustments to very diverse academic structures within the usa and Japan. regardless of assorted historic improvement, social norms, and institutional constructions, the U.S. and eastern schooling structures were restructured over the last dozen years, not only incrementally yet in ways in which have remodeled conventional strength preparations. in response to 124 interviews, this booklet examines restructuring episodes in U.S. schooling and restructuring episodes in jap schooling. The 4 episodes demonstrate an analogous politics of structural schooling reform that's pushed by way of symbolic motion and bureaucratic turf wars, which has finally hindered academic development in either countries.

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