CERC Studies in Comparative Education

Comparative Education Research

Approaches and Methods

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

  • No other book has focused as systematically on comparative education research methods
  • This book considers issues and challenges associated with research involving many different units of comparison: place, systems, time, cultures, etc
  • First edition is widely adopted as textbook in the comparative education modules in various universities internationally
  • First edition has already been translated into Chinese, Farsi, French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish and Russian and Turkish translations can also be anticipated in 2014
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About this book

Approaches and methods in comparative education are of obvious importance, but do not always receive adequate attention. This second edition of a well-received book, containing thoroughly updated and additional material, 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. As already demonstrated by the first edition of the book, the work will be of great value not only to producers of comparative education research but also to users who wish to understand more thoroughly the parameters and value of the field.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Actors and Purposes in Comparative Education

    Bray, Mark

    Pages 19-46

  • Scholarly Enquiry and the Field of Comparative Education

    Bray, Mark

    Pages 47-70

  • Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Comparative Education

    Fairbrother, Gregory P.

    Pages 71-93

  • Comparing Places

    Manzon, Maria

    Pages 97-137

  • Comparing Systems

    Bray, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 139-166

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05594-7
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  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05593-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37445-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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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
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05594-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05594-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05593-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37445-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 453
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