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ERIC Number: ED265252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Comparisons and the Educator.
Simkin, Keith
This paper examines how educational comparisons might be used by the educational practitioners, and how the educator can contribute to the comparativists' work. Currently, it is argued, a gap exists between comparative educational study and the theory and practice of education. This leads to three areas of need. First, professional comparativists need to demonstrate the kinds of comparisons they can make and their relevance to educational theory and practice. Second, researchers and practitioners need to develop a common language for interpretation of the studies of comparativists and to provide knowledge that can apply to real situations in schools. Third, practitioners need to indicate the nature and context of their practical concerns so that the relevance of comparative studies can be determined. The demand in the 1970s for multicultural education in Australia, and the use to which comparative studies were put in furthering this demand, provide a starting point to offer suggestions on improving the dialogue between researchers and practitioners. (CG)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia