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Niemi, Hannele (ed.)
MOVING HORIZONS IN EDUCATION
International Transformations and Challenges of Democracy

1999; 243 pp.
Price 24 €
ISBN 951-45-8886-X

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University of Helsinki
Department of Education

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Author
Hannele Niemi

 

Abstract
The moving horizon illustrates the complexity of our present life. This book explores the educational trends and challenges in postmodern, diversified and multicultural societies in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The articles offer national cases from Hungary, Estonia, Namibia, China and Australia. They give an impression of pressures on education and teachers during and after strong political and social transitions. How to move towards democracy is the key issue. This publication also elaborates on value questions in the work of teachers and in teacher education. How to develop multicultural understanding, media competencies, new professional culture and the dignity of education are global issues through which the authors want to promote a more humane society in front of moving horizons.

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