Comparative education research approaches and methods paperback

London: Sage. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the picture has changed yet again. There is no longer any need to justify comparative educational studies; there is, however, a need to refocus its orientation; to ensure that classic mistakes of misinterpretation are avoided; and to seek new areas for research.

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Puryear, J. It does, however, come back to the conflicting interests highlighted by McGrath, and it does make it difficult to ensure that lessons have been learnt so as to avoid future mistakes.

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Where consultancy is used as part of a research project, there is frequently a conflict of interests between the different parties involved in the project. The growth and influence of global Trans National Corporations are also having a profound influence on the shape of education. A polytechnic that would unite science, society and creativity, theory. Migration is not only a part of globalisation but is also a part of the post-colonial experience. London: Sage. The weakening of the nation state means that alternative providers will move in, or new types of educational provision will gather apace. With the increase in migration within and across countries as a result of economic globalisation, this is an issue that is bound to gain in importance. The reasons are not always very different from those of the Maghrebi migrants outlined by Sanchez. It might simply be that appearances are more important than substance. For example, comparisons could be made of the courses offered, where students come from and what they do with their qualifications. Phillips, D.

This book rethinks the role of comparative education in the light of these changing circumstances and looks at the new opportunities they bring. With the increase in migration within and across countries as a result of economic globalisation, this is an issue that is bound to gain in importance.

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Another has been the work done on school effectiveness across cultures Reynolds, However, it is the new avenues for research which will necessitate both a redefinition of the field as well as provide different parameters for undertaking comparative studies. Education for the Third Age is bound to increase. To some extent, this will ensure a continuity of research interests. What was its relevance to trainee teachers, policy-makers and educational administrators? To some extent, this will ensure a continuity of research interests. Confessions of a Long Distance Runner: reflections from an international and comparative education research project Janet S. He highlights several areas that could be of interest to comparative researchers — racism and educational policy; language and culture; knowledge and the curriculum in post-colonial societies. The scope for fruitful comparative work in this area is considerable. Approaches to Comparology Michele Schweisfurth. It came under attack from academics in the social sciences as to its relevance: in what ways did it differ from sociology, curriculum studies, educational administration and planning, policy-making and so on? His research poses questions arising from the integration of children from the Maghreb region of North Africa into Spanish schools. Comparative Educational Research: the need for reconceptualisation and fresh insights Michael Crossley. There may be an element of continuity in the research methods involved in comparative studies, but the new world order will require a greater focus on change.

Gellert also takes these countries, Germany and England and Wales for his more contemporary analysis of the differences in access to, the courses studied at, and the undergirding philosophies regarding higher education and society in both countries, if England and Wales are classified as one, which, for administrative and legal purposes, they have been until a degree of devolved government was introduced in The growth and influence of global Trans National Corporations are also having a profound influence on the shape of education.

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Inevitably, therefore, there will be studies on raising the quality of schooling, through school improvement, staff development and headship training; on patterns of administration, especially relating to decentralisation, financial devolution and local community participation; on the educational provision for minority groups, whether they are ethnic, linguistic or religious.

Video conferencing, electronic mail, access to the Internet, inevitably mean that classroom boundaries, let alone national boundaries, are becoming meaningless.

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