International and Comparative Education offers detailed and wide-ranging illustrations of the ways in which comparison can illuminate our understanding of contemporary education systems by exploring issues in relation to specific educational sectors, from early-years and primary schooling, through to further, adult and higher education.
Key areas and debates examined include:
Alternative education provision
Early-years pedagogy and training
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in primary schooling
Work-related learning in secondary schools
The world of private tutoring
Economic austerity and further education
Apprenticeships and vocational education
Adult education and training
Higher education in a globalised world
Teacher training and international rankings.
Drawing on these wide-ranging themes across a number of national contexts to provoke critical thinking and reflection, each chapter includes discussion points and further reading, providing a valuable resource for all Education Studies students.
Brendan Bartram is Senior Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, UK
List of tables Notes on contributors Series editor's preface Stephen WardList of abbreviations 1 Comparative and International Education by Brendan Bartram 2 Alternative education provision - international perspectives by Paul Wiseman 3 Pedagogical outlooks underpinning early-years education and workforce training in England and Hungary by Tunde Rozsahegyi and Mike Lambert 4 Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education in Dutch and English primary schools by Sarah Elsey 5 The technical and vocational provision in England: a comparative study with the Austrian secondary system by Sean Starr 6 The rise of private supplementary tutoring: Contemporary issues and international perspectives on shadow education in China by Roy Y. Chan, Hei-Hang Hayes Tang, Patrick Delaney 7 The impact of austerity in Further Education: Cross-cultural perspectives from England and Ireland by Matt O'Leary and Justin Rami 8 Academic, vocational and pre-vocational education -origins and developments by Patrick Ainley 9 Comparative issues and perspectives in adult education and training by John Field 10 International comparisons in mathematics - perspectives on teaching and learning by David Burghes 11 Higher Education - from global trends to local realities by Richard Budd 12 Some final reflections on educational comparison by Brendan Bartram List of tables and figures Contributors Abbreviations