This is a new affordable paperback combining introductory coverage of both 'comparative' and 'international' education for Masters and PhD students.With a foreword by Professor Erwin H. Epstein, a unique introduction to this important field, providing a comprehensive overview of the key themes, including: defining comparative and international education; how comparative studies in education have developed; methodological approaches to comparative and international education research; the relationship between education and national development; the power of comparative studies in investigating student achievement and school effectiveness; and, what comparative studies have taught us about educational issues such as policy borrowing, processes of transition, post-conflict education, education in small states, pedagogy, and citizenship.
David Phillips is Professor of Comparative Education and Fellow of St Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford, UK. He has written widely on issues in comparative education, with a focus on education in Germany and on educational policy borrowing. He was for twenty years Editor of the Oxford Review of Education and serves on editorial boards of various journals, including Comparative Education. Dr Michele Schweisfurth is Senior Lecturer in International Education and Director of the Centre for International Education and Research, University of Birmingham.
David Phillips, Michele Schweisfurth
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Education & Teaching
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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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