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    Comparative and International Education: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice (Paperback) By (author) David Phillips, By (author) Michele Schweisfurth, Foreword by Erwin H. Epstein


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    DescriptionThis is a new affordable paperback combining introductory coverage of both 'comparative' and 'international' education for Masters and PhD students.With a foreword by Professor Erwin H. Epstein, a unique introduction to this important field, providing a comprehensive overview of the key themes, including: defining comparative and international education; how comparative studies in education have developed; methodological approaches to comparative and international education research; the relationship between education and national development; the power of comparative studies in investigating student achievement and school effectiveness; and, what comparative studies have taught us about educational issues such as policy borrowing, processes of transition, post-conflict education, education in small states, pedagogy, and citizenship.

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    Comparative and International Education
    An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Phillips, By (author) Michele Schweisfurth, Foreword by Erwin H. Epstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847060594
    ISBN 10: 1847060595

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27220
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
    BISAC V2.8: EDU043000, EDU000000
    DC22: 370.9
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BIC subject category V2: JN
    BISAC V2.8: EDU016000
    LC classification: LB43 .P54 2007
    Thema V1.0: JN
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
    Publication date
    20 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    David Phillips is Professor of Comparative Education and Fellow of St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford, UK. He has written widely on issues in comparative education, with a focus on education in Germany and on educational policy borrowing. He was for twenty years Editor of the Oxford Review of Education and serves on editorial boards of various journals, including Comparative Education. Dr Michele Schweisfurth is Senior Lecturer in International Education and Director of the Centre for International Education and Research, University of Birmingham.
    Review quote
    "'This latest publication not only testifies that the tradition for good course books is still strong and vivid. It also testifies that the special art to write in such a way that repeated readings continuously reveal new aspects of the subject matter has been achieved... It is a pleasure to recommend the book as course book for courses in comparative education outside the English speaking world.' Thyge Winther-Jensen"
    Table of contents
    Foreword by Erwin H. Epstein; Introduction; 1. Making comparisons; 2. How comparative education has developed; 3. Domains of practice and fields of inquiry in international education; 4. Education and national development: An introduction to key ideas and questions; 5. Comparative education: Method; 6. Researching education and development: Perspectives, practicalities, and ethics; 7. Comparative education research: Survey outcomes and their uses; 8. Outcomes of comparative education: Selected themes Conclusions; References.