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International and Comparative Education
Contemporary Issues and Debates

Edited By

Brendan Bartram

ISBN 9781138681583
Published August 22, 2017 by Routledge
170 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

International and Comparative Education offers detailed and wide-ranging illustrations of the ways in which comparison can illuminate our understanding of contemporary education systems by exploring issues in relation to specific educational sectors, from early-years and primary schooling, through to further, adult and higher education.

Key areas and debates examined include:

  • Alternative education provision
  • Early-years pedagogy and training
  • Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in primary schooling
  • Work-related learning in secondary schools
  • The world of private tutoring
  • Economic austerity and further education
  • Apprenticeships and vocational education
  • Adult education and training
  • Higher education in a globalised world
  • Teacher training and international rankings.

Drawing on these wide-ranging themes across a number of national contexts to provoke critical thinking and reflection, each chapter includes discussion points and further reading, providing a valuable resource for all Education Studies students.

Table of Contents

List of tables

Notes on contributors

Series editor’s preface

Stephen WardList of abbreviations

1 Comparative and International Education by Brendan Bartram

2 Alternative education provision – international perspectives by Paul Wiseman

3 Pedagogical outlooks underpinning early-years education and workforce training in England and Hungary by Tunde Rozsahegyi and Mike Lambert

4 Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education in Dutch and English primary schools by Sarah Elsey

5 The technical and vocational provision in England: a comparative study with the Austrian secondary system by Sean Starr

6 The rise of private supplementary tutoring: Contemporary issues and international perspectives on shadow education in China by Roy Y. Chan, Hei-Hang Hayes Tang, Patrick Delaney

7 The impact of austerity in Further Education: Cross-cultural perspectives from England and Ireland by Matt O'Leary and Justin Rami

8 Academic, vocational and pre-vocational education –origins and developments by Patrick Ainley

9 Comparative issues and perspectives in adult education and training by John Field

10 International comparisons in mathematics - perspectives on teaching and learning by David Burghes

11 Higher Education - from global trends to local realities by Richard Budd

12 Some final reflections on educational comparison by Brendan Bartram

List of tables and figures





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Brendan Bartram is Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, UK