Education Around the World A Comparative Introduction

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-04-11
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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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

Author Biography

Colin Brock is Senior Research Fellow at University of Oxford, UK, and specialises in Comparative and International Education. He holds a UNESCO Chair in the field of Education as a Humanitarian Response.Nafsika Alexiadou is Professor of Education at the Department of Applied Educational Science, University of Umeå, Sweden.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements \ Preface \ 1. Why is it Important? The Story So Far \ 2. The Nature of the Interdisciplinary Field and its Development \ 3. A Global Overview: Legacies and Inertias \ 4. Scale, Space and Place with Reference to the USA and the World of Small States \ 5. National and International Educational Development \ 6. Europe: Issues and Comparisons \ 7. Sub-Saharan Africa: Legacies and Innovations \ 8. Rising Stars: Brazil, Russia, India and the People's Republic of China (The BRIC States) \ Bibliography \ Index

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