A World Class Education: Learning from International Models of Excellence and Innovation, South Shields Community School is that the future can and will be created. Educators need to use the full global body of evidence to design educational systems and methods that will prepare students to innovate, cooperate and succeed.

Educators will benefit from the thoughtful assessment of international education trends in the Globalization and Education chapter. The chapter provides a research-informed overview of the current global trends impacting education.

Other chapters in the book present well-argued philosophical positions on items ranging from evaluation to professional development, including very practical and thoughtful insight on the standards movement, trends impacting global knowledge economies and proper assessment strategy. While the reader will certainly not always agree with every position espoused by Stewart, her reflections are stimulating and worth the purchase price of the book.