Comparative Education: Continuing Traditions, New Challenges, and New Paradigms

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Mark Bray
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 30, 2003 - Education - 264 pages
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At the beginning of the 21st century, new features have emerged within the field of comparative education. Some of these features result from new technologies, while others reflect political transitions and the forces of globalisation. The field embraces new insights on cultures, and scholars are exploring diverse units of analysis.

This book presents perspectives on these changes 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.

 

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Contents

Tradition Change and the Role of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies
v
The Future of Comparative and International Education in a Globalised World
15
Indigenous Wisdoms and Knowledges in Higher Education
35
Methodological Insights from the International Schools Sector in Hong Kong
51
Educational Policies in Central and Eastern Europe
75
Decentralisation and Educational Reform in Siberia and the Russian Far East
97
Russia meets the West
111
Approaches to Global Education in the United States England and Japan
133
Understanding how Sociocontextual Factors Moderate the Role of the State
153
Cultural and SchoolGrade Differences in Korean and White American Childrens Narrative Skills
177
A Comparative Cultural View
191
The Meanings of Work and VocationProfession in the Chinese Context and their Implications for Vocational Education
213
A Comparison of Experiences in Western Europe and Eastern Asia
241
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