A Cross-Cultural Survey
Edited By Duraid Jalili and Hubert Annen
This book brings together non-Western viewpoints on military pedagogy and professional military education (PME). In doing so, it seeks to provide a counterbalance to the predominantly European and North American bias found within the research field, as well as generating new insights on Latin American, African and Asian pedagogical commentaries and critiques. The collection contains essays from PME researchers and practitioners across fourteen countries, on subjects including large-scale educational reform, civil-military and academic influences on military pedagogy, internationalisation, cross-cultural collaboration, and interoperability within military education.
This book could not have been achieved without the patient and good-humoured assistance of a wide number of peers. In helping us to reach further afield, we are particularly grateful to Professor Ariel Pizzorno at the Colegio Militar de la Nación, Colonel Bob Janssen at the African Conference of Commandants, Professor Sven Bernhard Gareis, at the George C Marshall Center, Commander Rostum Bautista at the National Defense College of the Philippines, and Colonel Tim Wordsworth and Wing Commander Mark Presley of the U.K. Armed Forces. Particular thanks are due to Dr. Akali Omeni for his cultural, editorial and theoretical insight, and to Victoria Syme-Taylor, for the creation of the PME Working Group that inspired this book.