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Introduction to Comparative and International Education
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Introduction to Comparative and International Education



October 2014 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Comparative and international education is an increasingly important area of study. This book introduces major themes surrounding globalisation and education, giving you a nuanced understanding of key debates, thinkers and sources of information. 

Important theories and research exploring how globalisation has influenced educational practice are critically examined, providing you with an understanding of relevant social, economic, historical and cultural factors. 
Coverage includes:

  • Case studies from around the world raising thought-provoking questions on chapter topics
  • How to undertake research using significant secondary sources of comparative international data (including OECD, PISA, TIMMS)
  • The relationship between development, education and inequality
  • The purpose and role of multicultural and citizenship education
  • Gender and education in a global context

This is essential reading for students on undergraduate Education Studies degrees, and for similar courses covering comparative and international education.

 
Part One: Comparative education
 
An introduction to comparative education
 
How are comparisons made?
 
Culture and education
 
Economic, political, social and historical contexts for comparison
 
Education and the developing world
 
Gender and education
 
Part Two: International Education
 
Understanding international education
 
Globalisation and education
 
Global citizenship education
 
Multicultural education
 
International schools
 
Internationalisation of higher education

'This book is written in a very accessible style and offers an excellent introduction to the field of comparative and international education. The chapters are well organised and the case studies presented within them are invaluable in extending the understanding of the issues discussed. This book is a must read for those who are genuinely interested in this field.'

Dr Feng Su
Senior Lecturer in Education, Liverpool Hope University, UK

'This book is written in a very accessible style and offers an excellent introduction to the field of comparative and international education... A must read for those who are genuinely interested in this field.'

Dr Feng Su
Senior Lecturer in Education, Liverpool Hope University, UK

It covers a wide range of topics, and has a lot of thought-provoking activities to guide students to engage with topics and case studies and thereby deepen their understanding.

Ms Hannah Valenzuela
Faculty of Ed,Health & Sci (Kedleston), Derby University
October 5, 2016

It covers a wide range of topics, and has a lot of thought-provoking activities to guide students to engage with topics and case studies and thereby deepen their understanding.

Ms Hannah Valenzuela
Faculty of Ed,Health & Sci (Kedleston), Derby University
October 5, 2016

This has supported an exploration of the topic for students who can take a broad view of education with an international perspective.

Mrs Hilary Harris
Early Years Department, Berkshire College of Agriculture
August 7, 2016

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