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Global Issues and Comparative Education

Global Issues and Comparative Education

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June 2009 | 136 pages | Learning Matters
Almost every Education Studies degree includes an element of comparative education, and this book provides an accessible undergraduate-level introduction to the theme. It begins by defining what is meant by the term 'comparative education' and examines the benefits of studying it to students, policy makers, educators and academics. The book then takes a largely age-phase approach with a comparative analysis of selected education systems from around the world, including the impact of globalisation.
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An excellent book - well recommended. Easy to read and useful for students to dip in and out of.

Mrs Ruth Margaret Baxter
Education, University Centre Blackburn
December 6, 2018

This books shares valuable information on comparative education and will be a book I suggest to my students.

Mr Aarron Robert Armstrong-Craddock
School of Education, Wolverhampton University
October 6, 2016

Useful background reader for undergraduates

Mr Patrick Meehan
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
July 19, 2016

Continues to provide readable summary of issues covered in module

Mr Patrick Meehan
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
July 19, 2016

This book underpinned the teaching and learning of our course. As an introduction to global issues and comparative education, it provided relavant and concise areas of study which was very accessible. The critical thinking tasks challenged our student well.

Mrs Alison Hales
Education , University of Greenwich
June 29, 2015

An interesting addition to topics around social justice for undergrad students

Mr Carl Longmore
Special needs and inclusion, Wolverhampton University
February 11, 2016

This is a nice introductory read into global educational issues. There are some inspiring and though provoking critical thinking tasks ideal for seminar sessions. I personally have used these to engage undergraduate students in higher level thinking and reasoning. They have prompted interesting and conflicting points of view which otherwise might not have been explored.

Miss Rebecca Bolan
Education, Carshalton College
February 13, 2014

As interest in and experience of international approaches gains momentum this provides an interesting starting point for students to begin and would inform general discussion about the global nature of education and the impact of culture. Some of the readings are becoming a little dated and it would be useful to update this in light of recent and on-going research

Mrs Janet Harvell
Education Department - St Marks, Bridgwater College
November 5, 2013

Good Book very useful

Mr Michael Hobson
Department of Education, St Mary's University College
July 22, 2013

Global Issues and Comparative Education provides an interesting text for undergraduate students, studying education from an international perspective.

Miss Sandra Lyndon
Childhood Studies : Early Years, Chichester University
April 9, 2013

Wendy Bignold

Wendy Bignold is Vice Dean of Education at Liverpool Hope University. She has been involved in formal and non-formal education projects in England, Hong Kong, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Tajikstan and the USA, teaching children, young people and adults and working with a range of educational professionals. She currently teaches on Childhood & Youth Studies at Liverpool Hope. More About Author

Liz Gayton

Liz Gayton is Dean of Education at Liverpool Hope University. More About Author