Comparative Education: Exploring Issues in International Context
A welcome addition to the field, this rigorous, scholarly book departs from the traditional viewpoint of educational systems and structural analysis to thoroughly explore comparative education from an issues orientation. Content is built upon analytical frameworks that address four fundamental educational issues: the purposes of schooling, access to and opportunities for education, accountability and authority in education, and educator professionalism. After an introduction to the field and to prevailing theories in educational policy and practice, the book examines each educational issue in relation to two different countries, the better to foster comparison and contrasting. This book takes a cross-cultural perspective by examining eight countries: Hong Kong, Israel, Brazil, South Africa, Germany, England, Japan, and the United States and provides country overviews which include location, demographics, government and politics and educational processes. For professionals in the field of Comparative or International Education.
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