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ERIC Number: EJ1155190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745-4999
Teachers' Self-Perceptions in England and Germany: Methodological Nationalism and Negative Points of Reference in Comparative Research
von Bargen, Imke
Research in Comparative and International Education, v12 n3 p333-346 Sep 2017
The field of comparative education traditionally compares nations and cultures to gain a deeper understanding of educational phenomena. The nation-state often functions as the only unit of comparison, which increases methodological nationalism. It is dangerous to draw simplistic conclusions because they focus on national particularities alone and make use of negative points of reference. Therefore, analytical frameworks that concentrate on other criteria are needed. The article analyses how methodological frameworks influence the outcome and perception of educational phenomena and considers what challenges arise while conducting research. It is illustrated by studies on governance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); Germany
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