Comparative and international education is an increasingly important area of study. This book introduces major themes surrounding globalisation and education, giving you a nuanced understanding of key debates, thinkers and sources of information.
Important theories and research exploring how globalisation has influenced educational practice are critically examined, providing you with an understanding of relevant social, economic, historical and cultural factors. Coverage includes:
Case studies from around the world raising thought-provoking questions on chapter topics
How to undertake research using significant secondary sources of comparative international data (including OECD, PISA, TIMMS)
The relationship between development, education and inequality
The purpose and role of multicultural and citizenship education
Gender and education in a global context
This is essential reading for students on undergraduate Education Studies degrees, and for similar courses covering comparative and international education.
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 Leader for the MA Education (full-time) and teaches modules in Comparative Education, Research Methods and TESOL.
Part One: Comparative education An introduction to comparative education How are comparisons made? Culture and education Economic, political, social and historical contexts for comparison Education and the developing world Gender and education Part Two: International Education Understanding international education Globalisation and education Global citizenship education Multicultural education International schools Internationalisation of higher education