Comparative and International Education: Issues for Teachers

Comparative and International Education: Issues for Teachers

by Karen Mundy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807748811

ISBN-13: 9780807748817

Pub. Date: 08/24/2008

Publisher: Teachers College Press

This groundbreaking, comprehensive new text explores major issues in education today through international and intercultural research. Contributors draw on comparative research from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and touch upon such themes as the history and philosophy of comparative education, the right to education, teacher formation,

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This groundbreaking, comprehensive new text explores major issues in education today through international and intercultural research. Contributors draw on comparative research from the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East and touch upon such themes as the history and philosophy of comparative education, the right to education, teacher formation, alternative pedagogies, gender, international assessments, Indigenous knowledge, peace building, and global citizenship. The text features a vivid portrayal of global educational practices, contributions from preeminent scholars, and invaluable teaching resources. This is vital reading for teachers, teachers-in-training, and comparative education scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807748817
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
08/24/2008
Series:
International Perspectives on Education Reform
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: How to Use This Book ix

Acknowledgements xiii

List of Acronyms xv

Chapter 1 Introduction to Comparative and International Education: Why Study Comparative Education? Ruth Hayhoe Karen Mundy 1

Chapter 2 Philosophy and Comparative Education: What Can We Learn from East Asia? Ruth Hayhoe 23

Chapter 3 "Education for All," Africa, and the Comparative Sociology of Schooling Karen Mundy 49

Chapter 4 Comparative Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Learning Katherine Madjidi Jean-Paul Restoule 77

Chapter 5 Teaching and Learning to Teach: Successful Radical Alternatives from the Developing World Joseph P. Farrell 107

Chapter 6 Understanding Pedagogy: Cross-cultural and Comparative Insights from Central Asia Sarfaroz Niyozov 133

Chapter 7 Comparative Perspectives on School Improvement Stephen Anderson 161

Chapter 8 International Educational Indicators and Assessments: Issues for Teachers Karen Mundy Joseph P. Farrell 189

Chapter 9 Gender and Education Kara Janigan Vandra Lea Masemann 215

Chapter 10 Education for Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in Plural Societies: Approaches from Around the World Kathy Bickmore 249

Chapter 11 Educating for "Global Citizenship" in Schools: Emerging Understandings Mark Evans contributions from Ian Davies Bernadette Dean Yusef Waghid 273

Endnotes 299

Appendices

A Suggested Audio-visual Resources, with Discussion Questions 343

B Online Resources for Selected Chapters 357

About the Editors and Contributors 367

Index 371

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