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ERIC Number: EJ891951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
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ISSN: ISSN-1745-4999
Comparative Education: An Inner Treasure
Pampanini, Giovanni
Research in Comparative and International Education, v3 n4 p317-322 2008
Inspired by his meeting with Nigel Grant at the beginning of the Nineties the author explains how this influenced and accompanied his career as a Comparative Education researcher and a teacher of Special Needs in Education, with a close, personal examination of the cultural themes of personal identity. Using an anecdotal, colloquial style, he demonstrates the importance, if not the necessity, for all Comparative Education and Intercultural researchers, in parallel to their research regarding the external and exterior aspects of their subject (comparison of different school systems, of educational reforms, of philosophies of education, etc.), to carry out a study into their own interior, personal aspects that will help them to define their own cultural identity and possible, inner "diversities". In the author's opinion, understanding and practising such a "interior route to Comparative Education" can only lead to a more precise, aware use of those terms employed when describing the objects of external research.
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Language: English
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