Each of the four volumes in this set, as well as each volume independently, provide comparative analyses for researches, practitioners, and students of the law and education in examining law and education in various countries around the world. Designed to allow readers to learn from, rather than copy, the legal and educational systems in these volumes, the books are designed to generate thought and conversation on how education can be improved around the world. By having chapter authors, leading academicians in the home countries, follow the same template so it can be easier to compare similarities and differences, thereby helping to make the book user friendly. The value of these books is that they should help to enhance international awareness of the similarities and advantages associated with bringing together knowledge from various countries concerning education law. Volume 4, encompassing Selected Nations in Africa and the Americas, namely Brazil, Canada, Mauritius, United States, South Africa and Venezuela, consists of detailed analysis of educational law and systems in these representative countries so researchers and students there and elsewhere can learn from one another.
For the past three decades, Charlie Russo has traveled the world offering an American perspective on education law and developing an encyclopedic knowledge of the countries he visited. This multi-volume collection draws on local experts to present one of the most comprehensive overviews of education law throughout the globe. For those lawyers and educational policy makers who wish to learn from the experience of other nations, this collection is indispensable. -- William E. Thro, University Counsel & Associate Professor of Constitutional Studies, Christopher Newport University, recipient of Kaplin Award for Excellence in higher education law & policy scholarship, fellow of the National Association of College & University Attorneys & National Education... In this first book of its kind, Russo and contributors examines the legal issues in education that impact teachers and students in Africa and the Americas, while also analyzing other emerging topics related to safety and technology. Together, the education law systems in these nations allow for interesting analyses, with the hope to enhance a common understanding of the status of K-12 education throughout the world. -- Suzanne Eckes, professor, department of educational leadership and policy studies, Indiana University, president-elect, Education Law Association (ELA)