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Sobe, Noah W.; Kowalczyk, Jamie A. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2013
This article problematizes some of the ways that the issue of "context" has been treated in comparative education scholarship. We critique the cube approach recommended by Bray and Thomas (1995) as well as the common recirculations of Sadler's (1900) garden metaphor. Borrowing a set of analytic concepts from Bruno Latour (2004), we…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Research, Criticism, Context Effect
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Sobe, Noah W. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
This article proposes that for scholars in comparative and international education the study of "cosmpolitanisms" offers a productive avenue for thinking outside of the traditional paradigms of area studies and for understanding the new world-generating optics and multi-layered geographies that appear to be emerging with globalization.…
Descriptors: International Education, Global Approach, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
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Sobe, Noah W. – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2007
This article analyzes a 1944 publication entitled "International Relief in Action 1914-1943: Selected Records with Notes" alongside the 2004 standards for education in emergencies that were developed by INEE (the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies). In doing so, the author aims to reveal how biological life, expectations of…
Descriptors: Coordination, Conflict, Emergency Programs, Educational Planning