Education, it seems, is one of those areas of human endeavour, which is constantly either the subject of proposals for reform or actually being reformed. This state of ferment is no doubt due to education's intimate connection to contemporary life and mankind's desire for self-betterment at least in the area of knowledge acquisition. Recent reports show the earnings gap to be widening ever more between college education individuals and those not obtaining higher education, which has triggered a new surge in education reform proposals and initiatives. This book presents state-of-the-art analyses of some important programmes in education including skill mismatches, assessment issues, classroom technologies, testing, literacy and school effects.
R Nata, Editor