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ERIC Number: EJ1018579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745-4999
Comparative Pedagogy: Making Sense of Cultural Complexity
Kelly, Peter
Research in Comparative and International Education, v8 n4 p415-427 2013
One challenge for comparative research is providing a convincing and comprehensive account of how social and political value positions translate into situated acts of teaching; or bringing values and practice together to allow teaching embedded in one context to be compared with teaching embedded in another so as to better inform educationalists and policy makers. This can be done through a focus on and comparison of pedagogy. Following a theorisation of pedagogy, this article discusses methodological approaches which allow researchers to identify patterns in complex social practice in order to make comparisons across contexts. Such approaches allow implications to be drawn with some confidence without losing the richness and messiness of real life. The approaches suggested attempt to be relatively straightforward to avoid hindering comparison by adding further to an already contextually complex picture.
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Language: English
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