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  • Accelerating Catch-upby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    Sub-Saharan Africa has recently enjoyed a surge in economic growth due to the rising prices of its commodities and natural resources. To sustain this growth in the face of intensifying global competition, African countries may wish to align their tertiary education and research systems more closely to national economic development based on a deepening... more...

  • Curricula, Examinations, and Assessment in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africaby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    Economic and social changes, fast evolution of technology, and the growing importance of internet services and international communications-all these require secondary education providers to adapt what is taught and learned in schools. However, in Africa the content of secondary curricula is in most cases ill-adapted to 21st century challenges, where... more...

  • Governance, Management, and Accountability in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africaby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 14.99

    Increasingly the role of management and governance is recognized as important for providing and delivering effective services at all levels of education. In view of the growing demand for more and better services at secondary education levels, these are crucial issues that must be addressed urgently. Sub-Saharan Africa’s secondary education and... more...

  • Developing the Workforce, Shaping the Futureby Sajitha Bashir

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99

    With challenges similar to those faced by a number of low income countries, Madagascar faces critical policy choices with respect to post-basic education. Enrolment ratios in senior secondary education and tertiary education are 10 percent and 3 percent, respectively, among the lowest in the world. Critical skill shortages and pervasive inequities... more...

  • Confucianism, Colonialism, and the Cold Warby Grace Ai-Ling Chou

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    By tracing the history of Hong Kong?s New Asia College from its 1949 establishment through its 1963 incorporation into The Chinese University of Hong Kong, this study examines the interaction of colonial, communist, and cultural forces on the Chinese periphery. more...

  • Behind the Gateby Fabio Lanza

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 54.99

    On Sunday, May 4, 1919, thousands of students protested the Versailles treaty in Beijing. Seventy years later, another generation demonstrated in Tiananmen Square; climbing the Monument of the People's Heroes, these protestors stood against a relief of their predecessors, and merged with their own mythology while consciously deploying their activism.... more...

  • Managing God's Higher Learningby Dong Wang

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 38.99

    Wang's attention to the mutual interactions between nations and local places is to be applauded, as is her attention to the exceptional nature of Canton Christian College among the Christian colleges as a truly Sino-American venture in funding, staffing and student body, from the beginning.... more...

  • The Power of Positionby Timothy Weston

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 68.95

    Throughout the twentieth century, Beijing University (or Beida) has been at the center of China's greatest political and cultural upheavals?from the May Fourth Movement of 1919 to the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s to the tragic events in Tiananmen Square in 1989. Why this should be?how Beida's historical importance has come to transcend that of... more...

  • Textbooks and School Library Provision Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africaby World Bank

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 9.99

    This study is based on research on secondary textbook and school library provision in Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Togo, as well as existing recent country reports on textbook provision and an extensive desk research. Considerable variations exist in Sub-Saharan African textbook requirements needed... more...

  • Cairo University and the Making of Modern Egyptby Donald Malcolm Reid

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 52.00

    A fascinating history of modern Egypt's leading educational institution. more...