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After Communism and Apartheid

Transformation of Education in Germany and South Africa

Lutz Reuter and Hans Döbert

The editors and contributors share the assumption that the democratic transformation of socio-political systems follows, in addition to certain often significant, national or regional peculiarities, universal patterns and that consequently the modernisation of education systems after the end of authoritarian regimes produces common features and outcomes. Twelve or eight years respectively after the fundamental system changes in Germany and South Africa the editors and authors of this volume want to assess the available research results on topics of educational transformation in both countries and to develop possibly new international research perspectives.
Contents: Lutz R. Reuter/Hans Döbert: After Communism and Apartheid: Processes and Outcomes of Education Transformation – Hans-Werner Fuchs/Lutz R. Reuter: Transformation of the Education Systems in the Eastern Laender – Hans Döbert: Transformation of the Role of Teachers – Hans-Werner Fuchs: Modernising Education: A Theoretical Approach – Willem S. du Plessis: The Educational and Political Context of Transformation – Jeanette de Klerk: Achievements and Challenges in Restructuring and Reculturing – Johann C. Steyn: Perceptions on Democratic Transformation of Education: The Debate on Quality and Equality – Yusef Waghid: Communitarian Liberalism, Democracy and Higher Education Transformation – Eli M. Bitzer: Transformation of Higher Education: From Policy Papers to Plans – Johan H. Schreuder: Leadership for Quality and Equality in Multicultural Schools – Wolfgang Mitter: Transformation Research and Comparative Educational Studies – Botho von Kopp: Education Transformation and GATS - New Paradigms in Government and Administration – Wolfgang Hörner: Higher Education in Poland after 1989.