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Introduction to Comparative and International Education

Introduction to Comparative and International Education

© 2015 | 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

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

This book is more suited to foundation degree students and it goes in depth of a number of topics that we don't need to cover on level 3.

Mrs kerry clayton
Childcare, The Maltings College
January 20, 2016

An interesting and at times thought provoking book which supports this complex area of study.

Mrs Jacqueline Ann Taylor
Department of Early Childhood and Education, Newman University
October 12, 2015

This book will be suitable for our library.

Mrs Jane Booth
Teacher Trainer, Bromley College of FE & HE
June 24, 2015

A useful and thought provoking text for one of our new International Perspectives in Early Years modules.

Mrs Nikki Fairchild
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
March 27, 2015

A very nice reading for a curriculum course to provoke students' ideas about globalization and education as well as equity/ gender and multicultural education issues

Dr Bahadir Namdar
Primary Education/ Science Education Program, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University
March 27, 2015

a book which begins to explain comparative and international education and is set out clearly and easy to follow. A worth while text.

Miss Katie Lee
Early Years Department, Solihull College
January 1, 2015

I opened this book when it arrived and was immediately engrossed - to the point of being late for a class! Took the book into the Foundation Degree class with me and nearly lost it. Students were cross that we are at the end of the module (Early Years Frameworks - UK and International) and it would have been really useful. I will recommend it for next year's group from the start. Excellent book.

Denni Morrison
Dept of Care & Early Years Education, Hertford Regional College
November 24, 2014

Good introductory text for students.

Miss Rebecca Bolan
Dept of Psychology, Kingston University
November 17, 2014

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