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.
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. Liz Gayton is Dean of Education at Liverpool Hope University.
Introduction What is comparative education? Back to the future of early childhood: same but different