Law and Higher Education in the Flemish Community
This collection of essays results from a series of workshops and a conference held in 2013-2015, organized to draw attention to the legal framework underpinning policy making in the area of language and linguistic diversity in education. Contributors include internationally-renowned experts on education law as well as a number of lawyers actively engaged in education policy making. In doing so, light is shed on the legal framework adopted by Governments to find the right balance to meet linguistic demands in education. Readership: Academic lawyers, practising lawyers, students and scholars of education law and education policy, government officials.
This book explores controversial education issues in a variety of international contexts. Controversial issues constitute a normative anchor within citizenship education curriculum. The degree to which they are subjected to reflection has profound implications for the viability and vibrancy of democratic societies. Discussing controversial issues can overlap with ideological battles outside the school, or within it, but it trumps those given the essential mandate for students to deliberate about the common good, take a stand on issues, and explore ideas with multiple sources and perspectives. Every society privileges, in some form, the topics available for inquiry and discussion within their schools. Curriculum guidelines, exams, textbooks, colleagues, administrators, standards, teacher preparation, and local communities all influence teacher decisions and weigh upon the extent to which this normative mandate is realized. Yet, research about these decisions is typically tied to a singular context. In response, this book draws upon the work of an international team of authors and cinches together single-case and context-specific studies on the pathways and challenges to teaching controversial issues. It offers transferable, grounded, theoretical insights for educational policymakers and lawmakers, as they work to strengthen democratic citizenship education. The book explores controversial education issues in the United States, Australia, China, Ghana, Kenya, Macedonia, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, and Turkey. [Subject: Democracy, Citizenship, Educational Policy, Education Law]