Comparative Education Research: Approaches and Methods

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Mark Bray, Bob Adamson, Mark Mason
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 20, 2007 - Education - 444 pages
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Approaches and methods in comparative education research are of obvious importance, but do not always receive adequate attention. This book contributes new insights within the longstanding traditions of the field.

A particular feature is the focus on different units of analysis. Individual chapters compare places, systems, times, cultures, values, policies, curricula and other units. These chapters are contextualised within broader analytical frameworks which identify the purposes and strengths of the field. The book includes a focus on intra-national as well as cross-national comparisons, and highlights the value of approaching themes from different angles. The book will be of great value not only to producers of comparative education research but also to consumers who wish to understand more thoroughly the parameters and value of the field.

 

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Contents

VII
15
VIII
39
IX
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X
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XI
85
XII
122
XIII
145
XIV
165
XIX
283
XX
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XXI
315
XXII
328
XXIII
338
XXIV
341
XXV
362
XXVI
381

XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XXVII
387
XXVIII
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Page 24 - Organization is to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world without distinction of race, sex, language or religion by the Charter of the United Nations.
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Page 37 - The practical value of studying in a right spirit and with scholarly accuracy the working of foreign systems of education is that it will result in our being better fitted to study and understand our own.

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Mark Bray is Chair Professor of Comparative Education at the University of Hong Kong. He has worked at the University of Hong Kong since 1986. Between 2006 and 2010 he took leave from the University to work as Director of UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) in Paris.

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