Education Around the World: A Comparative Introduction

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A&C Black, Feb 14, 2013 - Education - 224 pages
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From Europe and the USA to Sub-Saharan Africa and the emerging economic powers of Brazil, China and India, this book is an essential one-volume guide to the major issues in comparative and international education today and the insights that rigorous and appropriate study can offer for education provision, policy and practice.

Education Around the World provides a complete introduction to the field including:

- The history of the study of comparative and international education and why it matters today
- Issues of scale in conducting thorough comparative research with reference to the USA and the world of small states
- National and International educational development with examples from Europe, the emergent powers of Brazil, Russia, India and China, and the problems and prospects of Sub-Saharan Africa
 

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Contents

The Story so far
1
Chapter 2 The Nature of the Interdisciplinary Field and its Development
17
Legacies and Inertias
41
Chapter 4 Scale Space and Place with Reference to The United States of America and The World of Small States
63
Chapter 5 National and International Educational Development
87
Issues and Comparisons
111
Legacies and Innovations
131
Brazil Russia India and The Peoples Republic of China The BRIC States
157
References
177
Index
201
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Colin Brock, Honorary Professor of Education, University of Durham, UK

Nafsika Alexiadou
is Professor of Education at the Department of Applied Educational Science, University of UmeƄ, Sweden.

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