British Scholars of Comparative Education: Examining the Work and Influence of Notable 19th and 20th Century Comparativists, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

British Scholars of Comparative Education

Examining the Work and Influence of Notable 19th and 20th Century Comparativists, 1st Edition

Edited by David Phillips


176 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367250270
pub: 2020-06-09
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This book brings together studies of significant British scholars of comparative education from the 19th and 20th centuries. Providing a unique and detailed examination of the work of the founding British scholars of research in comparative education, British Scholars of Comparative Education considers the legacy of these key figures and emphasises the importance of understanding their achievements.

The advancement of research in comparative education has long been driven by the work of key scholars, ensuring it remains a lively area of educational research. This book highlights the pivotal role played by each scholar in driving a progression through humanistic and scientific approaches, to new epistemological traditions within the field of comparative education. This in turn reveals critical historical-epistemological transitions which have had lasting impacts on the field.

With contributions from leading scholars in the field, this volume will be of great interest to researchers, academics and scholars in comparative and international education.

Table of Contents

Introduction (David Phillips)


1. Matthew Arnold  (David Phillips)


2. Michael Sadler (David Phillips) 


3. Nicholas Hans (Robert Cowen)


4. Joseph Lauwerys  (Robert Cowen)


5, Brian Holmes  (David Turner)


6, Edmund King (Michele Schweisfurth)


7. Vernon Mallinson (Keith Watson)


8. Nigel Grant (Trevor Corner)


9. Two British Francophile Comparativists: W.D. Halls and Margaret Sutherland (David Phillips)


10. Colin Brock (Michael Crossley & Keith Watson)


11. Peter Jarvis (Lore Arthur & Michael Crossley). 


Afterword (Terri Kim)

About the Editor

David Phillips is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Education in the University of Oxford and an Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He has been editor of three journals, the Oxford Review of Education, Research in Comparative and International Education, and Comparative Education and he is series editor of Oxford Studies in Comparative Education.

About the Series

Oxford Studies in Comparative Education

Oxford Studies in Comparative Education explores a range of issues relevant to the field of comparative education. With a focus on innovative research of wide international interest, it brings together the work of established and emerging authors and researchers. The series comprises both edited volumes and single-authored books that explore the vibrant field of comparative education and will be of wide relevance to academics and students interested in comparative inquiry, its methods and its lessons.

Previously published by Symposium Books from 1991 to 2018, this long-established series has a history of publishing quality titles across a huge range of topics.

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