ERIC Number: ED265247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Case Study in Comparative and International Education: An Approach to Bridging the Theory-Practice Gap.
Crossley, Michael; Burns, Robin
Case study research, as presented here, is a way to interrelate the theory and practice of education and to improve the contributions of comparative and international research studies. This paper argues that there are four levels of concern in comparative and international education: the development and transmission of ideas about education; the sociocultural context in which education takes place; the system for organizing and disseminating educational practices; and the individual institutions where education occurs. It is asserted that the case study methodology can be valuable at all these levels of inquiry, offering comparativists a way of using analyses of each level in multi-dimensional studies. Further, it is argued that the case study helps to bridge the theory-practice gap in comparative and international education by de-emphasizing the national arena and focusing on the international and home arenas in a practical, day-to-day context. (CG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Comparative and International Studies and the Theory and Practice of Education. Proceedings of the Annual Confernece of the Australian Comparative and International Education Society (11th, Hamilton, New Zealand, August 21-24, 1983). See UD 024 646.