Comparative Education Research: Approaches and Methods

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Mark Bray, Bob Adamson, Mark Mason
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 21, 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

Directions 13
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1 A Framework for Comparative Education
9
Actors and Purposes in Comparative Education
15
1 Statistics on Primary Education Selected Asian
26
3 Teachers Salaries in Primary Education
32
Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Comparative
39
The Place of Experience in Comparative Education Research
63
Comparing Places
85
3 Subscores for First Four Pupils in a Class
226
4 Results for a Relative Comparison of a School with
227
8 Percentages and Sampling Errors of Pupils
234
1 Science Achievement in Selected Asian Countries
237
Comparing Policies 241
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Comparing Curricula
263
1 Curriculum Ideologies and Components
267
1 A Framework for Comparing Curricula
270

1 Beredays Model for Undertaking Comparative
86
3 Mapping the Dynamics of Globalisation through
93
1 Distribution of Health and Education Spending
94
3 School Time Allocated to Compulsory and Optional
100
5 Demographic and Sociocultural Characteristics
106
4 Comparison of Lesson Structures
113
Comparing Systems 123
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1 Proportions of Pupils in a SixYear Primary School
129
1 Systems of Education in Macao as Portrayed in
135
4 Schools in Macao by Ownership and Medium
137
Comparing Times
145
Comparing Cultures
165
Comparing Values
197
1 Varied Methodological Emphases in Comparative
211
Comparing Educational Achievements
215
1 A Hierarchy of Reading Literacy Skills
219
2 Curriculum Manifestations and Typical Research
274
An International
277
Comparing Educational Organisations
283
1 Four Elements of Educational Organisations
287
1 Dimensions of NationalSocietal and Organisational
289
Comparing Ways of Learning
299
1 Average Correlations between Learning Approach
306
Comparing Pedagogical Innovations
315
1 The Six Key Dimensions in Pedagogical Practices
328
1 Mean Innovation Score and Related Descriptive
329
Conclusions 339
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1 Disciplinary Groupings and the Nature
344
Different Models Different Emphases Different Insights 363
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Contributors
381
Index
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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.

Aside from the Bluffer's Guides, Mark Mason's non-fiction includes The Importance of Being Trivial (a look at why we're fascinated with trivia), and Walk the Lines (his account of walking the London Underground system overground.) He has written for most national newspapers, as well as magazines from The Spectator to Four Four Two, occasionally on subjects he knows something about.

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