Introduction to Comparative and International Education
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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 topicsHow to undertake research using significant secondary sources of comparative international data (including OECD, PISA, TIMMS)The relationship between development, education and inequalityThe purpose and role of multicultural and citizenship educationGender 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 170 x 241 x 14mm | 419.99g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1446273202
  • 9781446273203
  • 1,080,361

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'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 '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 Sushow more

Table of contents

Part One: Comparative educationAn introduction to comparative educationHow are comparisons made?Culture and educationEconomic, political, social and historical contexts for comparisonEducation and the developing worldGender and educationPart Two: International EducationUnderstanding international educationGlobalisation and educationGlobal citizenship educationMulticultural educationInternational schoolsInternationalisation of higher educationshow more

About Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall is a senior lecturer at the University of Derby, and has worked in a variety of educational contexts for over 20 years. She has taught in secondary schools in the USA, and Japan as well as teaching English as a foreign language to children and adults in Poland. She worked for a number of years as an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher, lecturer and Cambridge examiner in the UK. Working with international students over the years, has led to research interests in higher education internationalisation policy and how institutions can meet the needs of international students. Jennifer currently teaches undergraduate modules in Comparative Education, Education and Globalisation and Education and Global Inequality as well as leading the ESOL pathway on the MA in Education at the University.show more

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