Research in International Education: Experience, Theory, and Practice

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This collection of essays by a group of prominent scholars in several fields, including human resource education, early childhood, educational evaluation, interpretive research, arts education, anthropology, and philosophy of education, is a cutting-edge publication that defines new theoretical and methodological directions in international education research. Research in International Education consists of both conceptual chapters and chapters based on empirical work that together address methodological/theoretical issues involved in international education research, contexts of research, and research in informal and formal settings.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780820452159
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 318

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Personal and Institutional Contexts for International Education Research 1
Pt. 1 Theoretical and Methodological Issues in International Education Research 17
1 Dealing with Theoretical and Methodological Paradoxes in International and Comparative Education Research: What Can We Learn from Related Disciplines? 19
2 The Interpretive Zone in International Qualitative Research 39
3 Deconstructing the Notion of Education: A View from West Africa 83
4 Assessing Culture: Prospects and Limitations of Quantitative Cross-National Research 103
5 Making Evaluation Democratic in a Climate of Control 121
6 Honoring Difference and Dialogue in International Education and Development: Mixed-Method Frameworks for Research 139
Pt. 2 Contexts for Research in International Education 155
7 The Global Context of Educational Research 157
8 New Technologies and Social Change: Learning in the Global Cyber Age 171
9 Human Resource Development as a Factor in the Inevitable Move to Globalization 191
10 The Development of Self in Japanese Preschools: Negotiating Space 213
11 Struggles Between Global and Local Influences: Changing Patterns of the Cypriot Elementary School Science Curriculum Development 247
12 Cross-National Transitions and Schooling: Experiences of Limited- and Non-English-Speaking Teenagers 273
Afterword: International Educational Research: Content, Context, and Methods 297
List of Contributors 303
Index 311
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