International Comparisons and Case Studies
This section of the book compares education systems, philosophies, and approaches in a number of different countries and cultures and shows that place, space, and ethos do make a difference to educational outcomes. Three case studies are introduced and discussed in this chapter. Firstly, a whole of country case study is made of Finland, its education system and its culture. Secondly, Steiner Education as an example of a holistic educational philosophy and a worldwide network of alternative schools is outlined and analysed. Thirdly, Green School Bali is presented as an example of a school purpose built to develop and deliver education for ecological and social sustainability.
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