Originally published in 1985. Throughout the world the same key issues of concern recur in education in different countries. However, education specialists all too often are inward looking and consider problems only in the confines of their own country. This book argues that much is to be gained by taking a broader, more international view as the experiences of other countries can often provide valuable insights on how policies and practice can be improved in one's own country. The book illustrates this argument by examining in detail seven major issues of present concern and comparing how they are handled in different countries.
Introduction Keith Watson 1. Comparative Perspectives on the Reform of Examinations Patricia Broadfoot 2. Democratisation in Secondary and Higher Education: Some Comparative Viewpoints W.D. Halls 3. Post-Compulsory Education, 16-19: Comparisons and Contrasts - Abroad Today, and Ahead for Everyone Edmund King 4. Sex Bias in Education, at Home and Abroad Margaret Sutherland 5. Educational Policy and Provision for a Multi-Cultural Society Keith Watson 6. Preparing for Headship and Senior Management in Schools Derek Esp 7. Corporal Punishment in Schools: England and Wales versus the Rest Keith Watson
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.