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Developing a world-class education (Prospects #163)

Guest Editor: Don Adams The importance of world-class education is demonstrated in the remarkable amount of attention the concept—and its implications for major education reforms—are currently attracting around the world. In several countries national and local education reforms seek to create educational systems whose graduates can successfully participate in a global society and contribute to an expanding global economy. This importance is also reflected in the wide range of specific educational programs being created, the choices being made, and the new educational challenges that are emerging. This special issue of Prospects critically examines the continued efforts to identify and analyze the possibilities and limitations of attempts to further refine measures of world-class education. Further, it presents detailed case studies of the interpretations made by several countries and initiatives, as they design and implement institutional responses to the evolving global challenges.

PROSPECTS is UNESCO-IBE's Quarterly Review of Comparative Education.