Comparative and international education: an introduction to theory, method, and practice
Continuum International Pub. Group, 2006 - Education - 181 pages
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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academic achievement analysis approaches areas argue aspects of education basic Bereday Brian Holmes Caribbean Examination Council Chapter citizenship education classroom comparative and international comparative education comparative inquiry comparative perspective comparative research comparative studies comparativists comparison concepts concerned context Crossley cultural curriculum developing countries eastern bloc Eckstein economic development economic growth education and development education systems educational phenomena educational provision England ethnocentric example experience factors focus framework gender Germany global goals Harber Holmes human capital Human capital theory human development human rights Ibid important individual internationally investigation issues knowledge learners learning literacy Matthew Arnold methods Michael Sadler Noah OECD outcomes particular pedagogy PISA policy borrowing political poorer post-colonial postmodern potential practice primary primary education problems pupils questions relationship Report role Sadler Schweisfurth skills social societies teachers teaching theory tion transition understanding UNESCO values World Bank