Educational Policy in the Twenty-First Century

Rosemary M. Caron, PhD (Editor)
University of New Hampshire, College of Health and Human Services, Department of Health Management and Policy, Durham, NH, USA

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World

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Education is a critical determinant for the continued success of industrialized countries and for the potential of developing countries to be realized and achieved. There are many determinants that are instrumental to the progression of societies and access to education is essential to this success. This book provides a global perspective on selected areas of educational policies that address myriad aspects of how we, as a population, can achieve what is a basic human right in the twenty-first century.

Educational policy is a dynamic field that many countries place as a top priority for action since an educated population is one that can be healthy and productive. This book highlights selected areas of research, action and recommendations for policy development that are applicable at all levels of education in many corners of the world. (Imprint: Nova)

Editor’s Preface pp. i-viii

Section One: Public Health Education in Developing an Educated Citizenry

Chapter 1 - Public Health Literacy in the Twenty-First Century: Educational Policy and Implications for Contemporary Undergraduate Public Health Education pp. 3-33
(Rosemary M. Caron and William J. Wyman)

Section Two: Educational Policy in Developing Countries

Chapter 2 - The Western Model of Higher Education: Applications and Implications for African Development
(Thandi Tshabangu-Soko and Rosemary M. Caron) pp. 37-47

Chapter 3 - There Are Still Far Too Many Out-of-School Children
(Roy Carr-Hill) pp. 49-63

Chapter 4 - SWAP, Decentralisation and the MDGs in Conflict Situations: The Relative Importance of Gender or Geographical Disparities pp. 65-80
(Roy Carr-Hill)

Chapter 5 – Influence of Globalization of Education on Labor Market Efficiency: Effect of Higher Education and Training on Efficient Use of Talent pp. 81-95
(Michelle I. McKeogh)

Section Three: Educational Policy Response to New Challenges – An Educator and Learner Perspective

Chapter 6 - Educational Response to New Challenges Globally
(George S. Mouzakitis) pp. 99-169

Section Four: Educational Policy Case Studies

Chapter 7 - Impacts of the Pre-Primary Education Voucher Scheme: Experiences of Eight Kindergartens
(Jessie M. S. Wong, Hui Li, and Nirmala Rao) pp. 173-197

Chapter 8 – Educational Policy Strategies to Reduce and Prevent Cyber Bullying: A Specific Case Developed in Spain pp. 199-211
(S. Carretero, J. Garcés, and I. Monsonís-Payá)

Chapter 9 – Designing Educational Policy as a Boundary Object: A Case of Vocational Education pp. 213-224
(Gholam Reza Emad)

Chapter 10 – Exploring the Educational Function in Agriculture Evidence from Japan pp. 225-244
(Yasuo Ohe)

Chapter 11 – Deng Xiaoping’s Policies and Chinese Higher Education Reform pp. 245-257
(Cristina Pinna)

Chapter 12 – An Evidenced-based Approach to Utilizing PowerPoint Presentation Software pp. 259-280
(Edmond A. Hooker)

Index pp. 281-297

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