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Contemporary Perspectives in Comparative Education

1st Edition

Edited by Robin Burns, Anthony Welch


476 pages

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Originally published in 1992. This work provides insight into comparative and international education work in Australia and New Zealand, where an emerging local style may be developing into a full blown national approach. The 14 essays address issues such as education in third-world Asia, sexism, and culture and power. There is recurring focus on ethics in research, education development, the role of international agencies, inequality, legitimacy and the link between comparative education and education practice. This a great reflection on the field as a whole, with contributions mostly from one area of the world but with a complete international spread of consideration.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword. Preface Phillip W. Jones 1. Introduction Anthony Welch and Robin Burns 2. Privatisation and Education Crisis in Comparative Perspective Robin J. Burns 3. Knowledge, Culture, and Power: Educational Knowledge and Legitimation in Comparative Education Anthony R. Welch 4.Comparative Education Redetined? Ronald F. Price 5. Education in the Third World: Present Realities and Future Prospects M .K . Bacchus 6. The Formation of Third World Technocrats for Rural Development: A Critical Perspective on Australia’s Role in Study Abroad Toh Swee-Hin and Terry Farrelly 7. Education and Developing Countries: A Framework for Analysis Colin E. Hindson 8. Collaborative Research, Ethnography and Comparative and International Education in the South Pacific Michael Crossley 9. Comparison and the Limits of Comparison in Working Toward Non-Sexist Education Lyn Yates 10. Schooling and the Imperial Transformation of Gender: A Post-Structuralist Approach to the Study of Schooling in Bali, Indonesia Jan Branson and Don Miller 11. Empowering Women Through Knowledge: International Support for Nonformal Education Nelly P. Stromquist 12. Education and Cultural Reproduction in India: A Content Analysis of Selected Textbooks Timothy J. Scrase 13. Ethnic Diversity and Multicultural Education Keith Simkin and Emmanuel Gauci 14. School and Work in the Philippines: Is the Cost Too High? Colin B. Collins and Roselyn R. Gillespie 15. Learning and Employment: A Perspective of Lifelong Change Edmund King 16. Epilogue Robin Burns and Anthony Welch

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Comparative Education

Reissuing works originally published between 1962 and 1995, this collection is made up of volumes that examine insights and data from the practises and situation in one country or area when considering educational practice elsewhere. Many important educational questions are examined from this international and comparative perspective in these volumes. Countries represented here include Russia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, China, France, Japan, Israel, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Many of the volumes look at the whole area of comparative education and its methods and theories, while one looks at the Unesco literacy program.

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