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14th January 2009, 11:21am
New book gives an international view of the state of education today
Professor Trevor Kerry An academic from the University of Lincoln has produced a new book compiling the latest international thinking on the state of modern education.

Professor Trevor Kerry, who teaches doctoral programmes at the University's Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD), has co-edited the volume of papers with Malaysian academic Chau Meng Huat.

International Perspectives on Education brings into one edition the views of prominent education experts from around the world.

Contributors include academics from Harvard and Cambridge universities and other leading institutions in Canada, Australia and China.

As well as editing the book, Professor Kerry wrote one of the chapters and composed the foreword with his co-editor, Chau Meng Huat.

Prof Kerry, who is a governor at a Lincolnshire secondary school, said: “What is most interesting is the way these papers coalesce into shared concerns.”

Central themes to the book are the need to put students at the heart of the learning process, the importance of learning rather than testing, and the need to ‘re-humanise’ teacher training after an overdose of political intervention

International Perspectives on Education was launched at the University of Lincoln on Tuesday 13 January.

The event, held in the EMMTEC building on the University’s Brayford Campus, was hosted by Professor Mike Neary, Dean of the CERD.

Guests included staff, students and governors from several Lincolnshire schools.

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