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ERIC Number: EJ1027747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
Comparative Education: Stones, Silences, and Siren Songs
Cowen, Robert
Comparative Education, v50 n1 p3-14 2014
This article tries to look forward and backward simultaneously--the normal uncomfortable perspective used within articles written for anniversary issues. The theme of the paper is the need for some academic housekeeping. The main motif is that "comparative education" does not have an essential identity but that earlier debates which struggled to assert one have left a number of blockages to rethinking comparative education. This academic rubble needs clearing away. The second much briefer motif emphasises our current "siren songs"--the voices of attraction which beckon us forward academically--and how they can be harmonised. There is a last short anxiety fit and a brief discussion of "visions"; but there is no conclusion. The article is supposed to clear things out and open things up; not close them down.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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