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- ISBN: 9780230615977 | 023061597X
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 11/15/2009
Vavrus and Bartlett unite a dynamic group of scholars who examine linkages among local, national, and international levels of educational policy and practice. Utilizing multi-sited, ethnographic approaches, this book explores vertical interactions across diverse levels of policy and practice while it prompts horizontal comparisons across twelve sites in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. The vertical case studies focus on a range of topics, including participatory development, the politics of culture and language, neoliberal educational reforms, and education in post-conflict settings. This collection contributes to comparative theory and practice by demonstrating the advantages of "thinking vertically."