Book Review: Michele Schweisfurth, 2013. Learner-Centered Education in International Perspective: Whose pedagogy for whose development? Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, London and New York.

Dai Fengju, Lin Xiao

policy implementation in education, LCE


This book introduces the definition and provenance of LCE and analyses its application and implementation in global, national and local contexts with Bronfenbrenner’s eco-systemic theory and three narratives: cognition, emancipation and preparation with developing countries: Russia, Gambia, China and South Africa as its research cases. It finds out that inconsistency exists between policy and practice in process of implementation. Then, it comes to ten lessons concluded from the research and resolutions for the problems which exist in those research countries.

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