Comparative and international education: an introduction to theory, method, and practice

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Continuum International Pub. Group, 2006 - Education - 181 pages
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A unique introduction to this important field, providing a comprehensive overview of the key themes, including: defining comparative and international education, how comparative studies in education have developed, methodological approaches to comparative and international education research, the relationship between education and national development, the power of comparative studies in investigating student achievement and school effectiveness, what comparative studies have taught us about educational issues such as policy borrowing, processes of transition, post-conflict education, education in small states, pedagogy and citizenship. Book jacket.

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Dr. Eccles is a founder and President of Advisory Capital Partners, Inc. and a Senior Fellow of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was a tenured professor at the Harvard Business School, where he served on the faculty for 14 years. While there, one of his major research interests was performance measurement and reporting. Dr. Eccles received his undergraduate degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from Harvard University.
A partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Robert Herz is the firm’ s North America Leader of Professional, Technical, Risk, and Quality. His professional service includes positions on the FASB’ s Emerging Issues and Financial Instruments Task Forces, the Financial Accounting Standards Committee of the American Accounting Association, and chair of the SEC Regulations Committee of the AICPA. He is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant and a U.K. Chartered Accountant.
Mary Keegan coauthored this book as Head of the Global Corporate Reporting Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she specialized in international corporate governance and reporting. She has also served as Vice President of the Fé dé ration des Experts Comptables Europé ens and as a member of the IASC’ s Standing Interpretations Committee. She is now the Chairman of the U.K. Accounting Standards Board.
David Phillips is a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Assurance/Busine Advisory Services practice in the United Kingdom and serves as the European Leader of ValueReporting. He is a graduate of Nottingham University, where he read Industrial Economics, and isa U.K. CharteredAccountant.

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