This book is divided into four parts. In Part One the author considers the natural factors which have influenced the various national systems of education. They comprise racial, linguistic, geographical and economic factors. In Part Two he considers the contribution of religious traditions to education, more particularly those of the Catholic and Puritan faiths, and in Part Three the secular traditions of humanism, socialism and nationalism. Finally in Part Four a comparison is made of the systems of education in England and Wales, the USA, France and the Soviet Union.
Table of Contents
1. Definition and Scope of Comparative Education. Part 1: Natural Factors. 2 The Racial Factor. 3 The Linguistic Factor. 4 Geographic and Economic Factors. Part 2: Religious Factors 5 Religious Traditions of Europe 6 The Catholic Tradition 7 The Anglican Tradition 8 The Puritan Tradition Part 3: Secular Factors 9 Humanism 10 Socialism 11 Nationalism 12 Democracy and Education Part 4: Education in Four Democracies 13 The Educational System of England. 14 The Educational System of the USA. 15 The Educational System of France. 16 The Educational System of the USSR. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.