International Comparisons in Primary Education
Culture and Pedagogy
compares primary and secondary
elementary schooling in England, France, India, Russia, and the
United States, addressing important questions about primary
education in the 21st century.
It reveals how teaching, learning, and pedagogic discourse are
shaped not just by the decisions of the teacher but also by school
values and organization, by local pressures, national policy, and
the balance of political control, by the tensions and ambiguities
of the democratic ideal, and by culture and history.
Winner of the American Educational Research Association
Outstanding Book Award and the Society for Educational Studies Best