1st Edition

International and Comparative Education Contemporary Issues and Debates

Edited By Brendan Bartram Copyright 2018
    170 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    170 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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






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