CERC Studies in Comparative Education

Comparative Education Research

Approaches and Methods

Editors: Bray, Mark, Adamson, Bob, Mason, Mark (Eds.)

  • Focuses systematically on comparative education research methods like no other book has done
  • Considers issues and challenges associated with research involving many different units of comparison: place, systems, time, cultures, etc.
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Approaches and methods in comparative education research are of obvious importance, but do not always receive adequate attention. This book contributes new insights within the longstanding traditions of the field.

A particular feature is the focus on different units of analysis. Individual chapters compare places, systems, times, cultures, values, policies, curricula and other units. These chapters are contextualised within broader analytical frameworks which identify the purposes and strengths of the field. The book includes a focus on intra-national as well as cross-national comparisons, and highlights the value of approaching themes from different angles. The book will be of great value not only to producers of comparative education research but also to consumers who wish to understand more thoroughly the parameters and value of the field.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Actors and Purposes in Comparative Education

    Mark Bray

    Pages 15-38

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Comparative Education

    Gregory P. Fairbrother

    Pages 39-62

  • The Place of Experience in Comparative Education Research

    Patricia Potts

    Pages 63-81

  • Comparing Places

    Maria Manzon

    Pages 85-121

  • Comparing Systems

    Mark Bray, Jiang Kai

    Pages 123-144

Buy this book

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Education Research
Book Subtitle
Approaches and Methods
Editors
  • Mark Bray
  • Bob Adamson
  • Mark Mason
Series Title
CERC Studies in Comparative Education
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6189-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6189-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 444
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