ERIC Number: ED054027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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The Social Sciences and the Comparative Study of Educational Systems.
Fischer, Joseph, Ed.
Aiming at the comprehension of schools as social, political, economic, and cultural systems, this book suggests that education does not constitute a separate academic discipline but is dependent upon the social sciences for its elucidation and for its comparative study. The book emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches within four social sciences for the study of social organizations such as schools. It includes theoretical and methodical chapters in each social science discipline which are followed by completed field research on schools that demonstrate procedures and test hypotheses. The focus is in on what schools actually reveal or what they are likely to reveal about the larger society. The following studies are included: 1) from Anthropology: Schools and Civilizational States, Education in Burma, and Role Stability and Change in an Indian University; 2) from Sociology: Some Considerations on the Comparative Sociology, Secondary Schooling and Educational Opportunity: Ghana and the Ivory Coast, Educational and Social Segmentation in Modern India, and Who Shall Be Educated? The Indonesian Case; 3) from Political Science: Political Science, Education, and Development, Teachers in Politics: The Southern Nigerian Case, and The Clerk Mentality in Burmese Education; 4) FROM Economics: Economics in the Making of Educational Policy, and Chile's Search for Educational-Economic Consistency. (Author/AWW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Anthropology, Educational Economics, Educational Research, Educational Sociology, Interdisciplinary Approach, Political Power, Reference Materials, Research Methodology, Social Sciences, Social Systems, Systems Analysis
International Textbook Company, Box 30, College Department, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 18515 ($10.00)
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Sponsor: California Univ., Berkeley. Inst. of International Studies.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.