ERIC Number: ED109057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
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Methodologies in the Teaching of Comparative and International Education.
Al-Rubaiy, Abdul A.
The nineteenth century has been recognized as the most formative era in the development of a systematic study of international comparative education. This development carried into the twentieth century, where monographs, yearbooks, textbooks, statistical data, research undertakings, professional conferences, and efforts toward methodology concerning comparative education appeared rapidly. One of the objectives of the Comparative Education Society was to improve the teaching of comparative education in colleges and universities. The Comparative Education Society "Review" is also aimed at teachers of comparative education by giving attention to: (a) improving teaching methods, (b) providing bibliographic annotations, and (c) disseminating textbooks and other useful written material. With regard to methodology, the field has progressed from a process of simply gathering educational data on foreign systems to the study of comparative education as an academic discourse by itself. As far as methodology is concerned, Higson recently suggested a systematic scheme for the classification of known methodological approaches in the field, which rests on eight criteria for categorization, each with a dichotomous category. Of particular concern is that comparative and international studies not be limited to the graduate level, nor to those who make a professional commitment to the field. Comparative and international studies might benefit from being "popularized" beyond the purely career-oreinted realm. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Comparative and International Education Society (Washington, D.C., March 21-23, 1974)