151 pages | 4 B/W Illus.
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:
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.
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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