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International and Comparative Education

Contemporary Issues and Debates

Author: Brendan Bartram

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113479956X

Category: Education

Page: 151

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International and Comparative Education offers detailed and wide-ranging illustrations of the ways in which comparison can illuminate our understanding of contemporary education systems by exploring issues in relation to specific educational sectors, from early-years and primary schooling, through to further, adult and higher education. Key areas and debates examined include: Alternative education provision Early-years pedagogy and training Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in primary schooling Work-related learning in secondary schools The world of private tutoring Economic austerity and further education Apprenticeships and vocational education Adult education and training Higher education in a globalised world Teacher training and international rankings. Drawing on these wide-ranging themes across a number of national contexts to provoke critical thinking and reflection, each chapter includes discussion points and further reading, providing a valuable resource for all Education Studies students.

Comparative Education

The Dialectic of the Global and the Local

Author: Robert F. Arnove,Carlos Alberto Torres,Stephen Franz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442217774

Category: Education

Page: 472

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Editors Robert F. Arnove and Carlos Alberto Torres, along with new coeditor Stephen Franz, have assembled the key scholars in comparative education, bringing a new edition of their groundbreaking book. To be used in graduate courses in comparative education, the new edition retains the same accessible layout and style, but is updated throughout, including a new chapter on the European Union.

Comparative and International Education

Issues for Teachers, Second Edition

Author: Kathy Bickmore,Ruth Hayhoe,Caroline Manion,Karen Mundy,Robyn Read

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1551309513

Category: Education

Page: 436

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In our increasingly globalized world, it is vital to explore major issues in education today through an international and intercultural lens. Thoroughly updated and expanded, this comprehensive new edition introduces students to research in comparative and international education while providing an overview of educational practices in diverse settings. Contributors draw on comparative research from the Americas, Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and engage with such themes as the history and philosophy of comparative education, the right to education, alternative pedagogies, gender, Indigenous knowledge, peacebuilding, international assessments, and global citizenship. The updates to this edition include new chapters on human rights education and the internationalization of schooling, and a greater focus on issues of diversity and social justice education. Designed as a resource for teacher education programs, each chapter highlights the significance and the implications of the particular topic for teachers. Comparative and International Education features a vivid portrayal of global educational practices, contributions from preeminent scholars from around the world, and invaluable teaching tools, including discussion questions, video suggestions, and further readings. This essential collection will be an indispensable resource for teachers, teachers-in-training, and students of comparative and international education.

Comparative Education

Continuing Traditions, New Challenges, and New Paradigms

Author: Mark Bray

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400710941

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This book presents perspectives on the changes that have taken place within the field of comparative education, while noting various continuing traditions. Its contributors come from a wide range of countries and contexts, and present their work within a framework set by the 11th congress of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES). The book makes a valuable methodological as well as a conceptual contribution to the field.

Global Issues and Comparative Education

Author: Wendy Bignold,Liz Gayton

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1844458245

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Almost every Education Studies degree includes an element of comparative education, and this book provides an accessible undergraduate-level introduction to the theme. It begins by defining what is meant by the term 'comparative education' and examines the benefits of studying it to students, policy makers, educators and academics. The book then takes a largely age-phase approach with a comparative analysis of selected education systems from around the world, including the impact of globalisation.

The Impact of Comparative Education Research on Institutional Theory

Author: David P. Baker,Alexander W. Wiseman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0762313080

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

View: 703

Explores how educational research from a comparative perspective has been instrumental in broadening and testing hypotheses from institutional theory. This book contains theoretical discussions of the impact that comparative research has had on institutional theory and comparative scholarship that tests basic institutional assumptions and trends.

Quality Assurance in LIS Education

An International and Comparative Study

Author: Makiko Miwa,Shizuko Miyahara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461464951

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This book reviews and examines the quality assurance systems of Library and Information Science (LIS) education in a variety countries and regions, including Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe. Globalization of education has caused the number of LIS professionals working in every region of the world to increase greatly. In order to be qualified as an LIS professional worldwide as well as in a local area, it is imperative that there exists a global standard of quality assurance systems for LIS practitioners. This book provides such a standard and ranks specific systems and educational programs worldwide. With contributions from leading researchers and scholars in a variety of regions across the globe, this book will prove an invaluable resource for professionals and educators of LIS education

Comparative and International Education

An Introduction to Theory, Method, and Practice

Author: David Phillips,Michele Schweisfurth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441107215

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1819

This revised and updated second edition of Comparative and International Education: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice provides a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the key themes, definitions and approaches in this important field. It covers the history, theory, and methods of comparative and international education, as well as the relationship with education and national development, and outlines what we can learn from comparative studies. Clear explanations are complemented with examples of real research in the field including work on policy borrowing, learner-centred pedagogy and university internationalization.

Comparative and International Research in Education

Globalisation, Context and Difference

Author: Michael Crossley,Keith Watson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415191210

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 8007

From the foreword: This book is a major contribution to the field of comparative and international education. It has been co-authored by two distinguished figures, who write with authority and clarity, and who present conceptual insights which add creative and intellectual vitality to the field at a time of major change and development. Changing geopolitical relations, the acceleration of globalisation and major advances in information and communication technology have all transformed and revitalised international and comparative research in education. This multidisciplinary book critically examines the implications of this change for those engaged in such work worldwide. Groundbreaking and insightful, it draws on the latest research and developments in the field to give a comprehensive overview and analysis of the contemporary condition of this valuable form of research. Drawing upon the authors' extensive international experience, the text: * Re-assesses the diverse and multidisciplinary origins of this field of study: * Documents the increased orientation towards research; * Explores the changing nature of the problems and issues faced by both new and experienced researchers; * Puts forward a coherent and well-informed case for a thorough reconceptualisation of the field as a whole. The book argues eloquently for increased cultural and contextual sensitivity in educational research and development in order that the field might make a more effective contribution to educational theory, policy and practice. This multidisciplinary work will be welcomed by a wide range of theorists and researchers in education and the social sciences, as well as teachers, policymakers and anyone concerned with improving dialogue and understanding across cultures and nations.

Gender, Equality and Education from International and Comparative Perspectives

Author: David Baker,Alexander W. Wiseman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1848550944

Category: Education

Page: 456

View: 1776

Investigates the often controversial relationship between gender, equality and education from international and comparative perspectives. This volume also investigates whether gender equality in education is really being achieved in schools around the world or not.

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2014

Author: N.A

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783504544

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 7125

The Annual Review of Comparative and International Education (ARCIE) is a forum for stakeholders and scholars to examine current trends and identify future directions in comparative and international education.

International Handbook of Comparative Education

Author: Robert Cowen,Andreas M. Kazamias

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402064039

Category: Education

Page: 1371

View: 7387

This two-volume compendium brings together leading scholars from around the world who provide authoritative studies of the old and new epistemic motifs and theoretical strands that have characterized the interdisciplinary field of comparative and international education in the last 50 years. It analyses the shifting agendas of scholarly research, the different intellectual and ideological perspectives and the changing methodological approaches used to examine and interpret education and pedagogy across different political formations, societies and cultures.

Doing Comparative Education Research

issues and problems

Author: Keith Watson

Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd

ISBN: 1873927835

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 1118

In the newly emerging global economic order governments and policy makers are keen to seek ideas from other countries and recognise the importance of looking comparatively. This expansion of interest in comparative education brings new challenges for the discipline: research may be undertaken by non-specialists (by consultants and politicians or educationists from quite different backgrounds); the short lifespan of democratically elected governments may lend attraction to ‘quick-fix’ solutions; statistics and data may be decontextualised. Added to these challenges there is the worldwide proliferation of education providers outside state control and the transformation of teaching and learning brought about by the new information technology. This book rethinks the role of comparative education in the light of these changing circumstances and looks at the new opportunities they bring.

Narrative Research on Learning

comparative and international perspectives

Author: Sheila Trahar

Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd

ISBN: 1873927606

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 5395

This book examines narrative research from a range of different perspectives. It discusses international and comparative experiences of doing narrative research on learning, paying particular attention to the cultural contexts within which the research is conducted. The ways in which narrative research can address some of the methodological and epistemological issues faced in conducting insightful and systematic research across cultures are also included. The book’s approach is essentially an integrated one, exploring narrative as methodology in both theoretical and practical terms. It also emphasises the ethical issues that need to be considered by researchers engaged in this form of enquiry, particularly where cultural and religious contexts have a significant impact on research. The first section of the book considers different perspectives on narrative as methodology, including its value in particular cultural contexts. The second section provides readers with international and comparative perspectives on the practical application of narrative methodology in a wide range of arenas worldwide. This combination of methodological issues with practical examples provides opportunities to examine how narrative as a methodology is applied in a range of ‘real world’ situations. This original and imaginative volume bridges the professional and intellectual cultures and traditions of comparative and international education with those of counselling to show the rich benefits of such cross-fertilisation. It will be of interest to researchers in education and across the social sciences as well as those involved in teaching research methodology and those concerned with the complex ethical issues inherent in cross-cultural research.

International Education

Principles and Practice

Author: Mary Hayden,Jeff Thompson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0749426942

Category: Education

Page: 298

View: 7540

A study of the principles and practices of international education. Each chapter of this volume addresses a key issue in international education, seeking to blend practical issues with leading research. This revised edition includes a new introduction by the editors.

Comparative Education

The Construction of a Field

Author: Maria Manzon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400719309

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 5054

This book is a remarkable feat of scholarship — so remarkable in fact that I put it in the same league as the great classics of the field that had so much to do with setting the direction of Comparative Education. Indeed, this volume goes further than earlier classics to reveal, through textual analysis and interviews with key figures, how the epistemological foundations of the field and crucial professional developments combined to, as the title indicates, construct Comparative Education. Manzon’s work is indispensable — a word I do not use lightly — for scholars who seek a genuine grasp of the field: how it was formed and by whom, its major theoreticians, its professional foundations, and so on. Clearly too, this book marks the rise of a young star, Maria Manzon, who shows promise of joining the ranks of our field’s most illustrious thinkers. Erwin H. Epstein Director, Center for Comparative Education Loyola University, Chicago, USA

International and Comparative Studies in Information and Library Science

A Focus on the United States and Asian Countries

Author: Yan Quan Liu,Xiaojun Cheng

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 1461659833

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

View: 7425

Comparative studies in information and library science published in the past ten years have reflected a broad spectrum of backgrounds, interests, and issues. But until now, services between different countries have never been gathered or organized into a single source. As demand from researchers, students, directors, and practitioners for literature in this field continues to grow, the need for a focused book on international and comparative librarianship has become more evident. Authors Yan Quan Liu and Xiaojun Cheng address this gap as it pertains to Asian nations. This contributed volume, International and Comparative Studies in Information and Library Science: A Focus on the United States and Asian Countries, addresses such issues as research methodologies, information policy, professional education, information organization, as well as school, academic, and public libraries. The book also features a comprehensive bibliography of related articles, books, proceedings, and other publications in both English and Chinese. In addition, this volume features four appendixes that include lists of the curriculum, journal titles, conferences, and websites relating to international and comparative librarianship available at the time of publication.

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