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ERIC Number: EJ801043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Bridging Cultures and Traditions for Educational and International Development: Comparative Research, Dialogue and Difference
Crossley, Michael
International Review of Education, v54 n3-4 p319-336 Jul 2008
Addressing the central theme of the XIII World Congress, the paper explores a number of contemporary theoretical, methodological and organisational developments in the field of comparative education. In doing so it draws upon the author's recent work and a selection of studies carried out in the South Pacific, the Caribbean and Africa. It is argued that disciplined comparative and international research can contribute much to the development of theory and methodology--as well as to the improvement of policy and practice in education world-wide. For this to be realised it is maintained that ongoing efforts to challenge and "reconceptualise" the field deserve sustained support--and increased attention to a more effective "bridging of cultures and traditions". This "bridging" thesis is examined in greater depth, pointing to possible ways forward for those engaged in advancing the future of comparative research in education and in the social sciences more generally.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa