Journal of Educational Change

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 109–113 | Cite as

Yong Zhao: Catching up or leading the way: American education in the age of globalization

ASCD, Alexandria, VA, 2009, 229 pp, ISBN: 978-1-4166-0873-8
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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