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Almost every Education Studies degree includes an element of comparative education, and this book provides an accessible undergraduate-level introduction to the theme. It begins by defining what is meant by the term 'comparative education' and examines the benefits of studying it to students, policy makers, educators and academics. The book then takes a largely age-phase approach with a comparative analysis of selected education systems from around the world, including the impact of globalisation.
What is comparative education?
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An excellent book - well recommended. Easy to read and useful for students to dip in and out of.
This book underpinned the teaching and learning of our course. As an introduction to global issues and comparative education, it provided relavant and concise areas of study which was very accessible. The critical thinking tasks challenged our student well.
This is a nice introductory read into global educational issues. There are some inspiring and though provoking critical thinking tasks ideal for seminar sessions. I personally have used these to engage undergraduate students in higher level thinking and reasoning. They have prompted interesting and conflicting points of view which otherwise might not have been explored.
As interest in and experience of international approaches gains momentum this provides an interesting starting point for students to begin and would inform general discussion about the global nature of education and the impact of culture. Some of the readings are becoming a little dated and it would be useful to update this in light of recent and on-going research
Mrs Janet Harvell
Education Department - St Marks, Bridgwater College