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Introduction to Comparative and International Education
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Introduction to Comparative and International Education

Third Edition


April 2024 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book introduces major themes surrounding comparative and international education, giving you a nuanced understanding of key debates, and thinkers, and the tools necessary to conduct comparisons using secondary sources. Social, economic, historical, and cultural factors are examined in order to investigate the varied contexts in which education takes place around the globe.

This new edition includes:

  • New case studies touching on contemporary issues from decolonising the curriculum to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education
  • A new introduction outlining the features of the book and how to use them
  • Updated educational data from around the world and new links to external resources
Dr Jennifer Marshall is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Derby.
 
Part I Comparative Education
 
Chapter 1: An introduction to comparative education
 
Chapter 2: How are comparisons made?
 
Chapter 3: Culture and education
 
Chapter 4: Economic, political, social and historical contexts for comparison
 
Chapter 5: Education and the developing world
 
Chapter 6: Gender and education
 
Part II International Education
 
Chapter 7: Understanding international education
 
Chapter 8: Globalisation and education
 
Chapter 9: Global citizenship education
 
Chapter 10: Multicultural education
 
Chapter 11: International schools
 
Chapter 12: Internationalisation of higher education

Jennifer Marshall

Jennifer Marshall is a senior lecturer at the University of Derby and has worked in a variety of educational contexts for over 20 years. She has taught in secondary schools in the USA and Japan as well as teaching English as a foreign language to children and adults in Poland. She worked for a number of years as an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher, lecturer and Cambridge examiner in the UK. Working with international students over the years has led to research interests in higher education internationalisation policy and how institutions can meet the needs of international students. Jennifer is currently the Programme... More About Author

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