Springer International Handbooks of Education

International Handbook of Comparative Education

Editors: Cowen, Robert, Kazamias, Andreas M. (Eds.)

  • Unique in terms of scholarly coverage and relevance
  • Consolidates the major themes in comparative education of the last fifty years
  • Opens up current cutting-edge themes and the ways in which comparative educationists think about neo-liberalism, market and religious fundamentalisms, knowledge societies, postmodernity and post-colonialism
  • Anticipates new directions of thought in comparative education
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About this book

A big project like this Handbook means that you incur debts, and not only to your authors and your publisher. As editors we, along with our colleague Elaine Unterhalter who edited the section on postcolonialism, would like to thank most warmly those authors who delivered on time, and who did not fuss but just got on and did a ? r- rate job. We would also like to thank all authors who did deliver – which was almost everyone we asked. We know that some of our authors worked in very dif? cult private circumstances as they were ? nishing their chapters and we hope the publication of the Volumes will, later, be for them a happy reminder of dif? culties and disasters overcome. The only sad theme is that some very close colleagues, with whom we were wo- ing and for whom we had the greatest respect and liking, became very ill (and died) while the volumes were being prepared. We decided to ask for copyright permissions to publish something of theirs. These permissions were graciously given by two major journals and with the agreement also of our publishers Springer, Rolland Paulston and Terry McLaughlin have examples of their writing in this Handbook.

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From the reviews:

“It is … weighty in a conceptual sense and adds significantly to the field of comparative education.  The editors are distinguished figures in the field … . They have assembled a wide range of contributors including many well-known authors; and their Handbook has both breadth and depth. … the Handbook indeed achieves its goal of assessing the past and present of the field, and of suggesting future directions. It will serve as a lasting benchmark and reference, both for individual chapters and in its entirety.” (Mark Bray, International Review of Education, Vol. 57 (1-2), April, 2011)

Table of contents (80 chapters)

  • Joint Editorial Introduction

    Cowen, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • On History and on the Creation of Comparative Education

    Cowen, Robert

    Pages 7-10

  • The Modernist Beginnings of Comparative Education: The Proto-Scientific and the Reformist-Meliorist Administrative Motif

    Kaloyannaki, Pella (et al.)

    Pages 11-35

  • Forgotten Men, Forgotten Themes: The Historical-Philosophical-Cultural and Liberal Humanist Motif in Comparative Education

    Kazamias, Andreas M.

    Pages 37-58

  • The Scientific Paradigm in Comparative Education

    Mattheou, Dimitris

    Pages 59-71

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Hardcover $789.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Handbook of Comparative Education
Editors
  • Robert Cowen
  • Andreas M. Kazamias
Series Title
Springer International Handbooks of Education
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6403-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6403-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6402-9
Series ISSN
2197-1951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 1371
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