Introduction to Comparative and International Education
- Jennifer Marshall - University of Derby, UK
A new 'Key concepts' feature explaining essential ideas and principles
Additional case studies from non-Western education systems
Updated statistical data highlighting educational and demographic trends
This is essential reading for students on undergraduate Education Studies degrees, and for similar courses covering comparative and international education. Jennifer Marshall is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Derby.
'An authoritative book offering a detailed examination of some of the major themes surrounding comparative and international education, an essential introductory reading for anyone seeking a firm foundation in the field. The updates to case studies and introduction of key concepts amongst other aspects in this valuable second edition make a critical contribution to furthering our understanding of the contemporary developments and debates in this field.'
This text is a superb place to start for both UG and PG students of education new to these ideas. Jennifer writes in an inclusive way using careful definitions, probing questions and provoking case studies which help to make the concepts applicable to the experiences of both aspiring and established educators.
The second edition (revised) of Jennifer Marshall’s impressive book is a welcome update to this overview of key developments in global education, with new data since the 2014 edition. Although it is written in accessible English, it is certainly academic in the best sense, with dozens of references at the end of each chapter, along with suggested reading. It is attractively designed including activities in every chapter to encourage reflection. And one of its many strengths is the wide-ranging sweep of its themes including development and international education, political and economic contexts, and key areas such as citizenship, gender, and multicultural education. I shall certainly recommend it to our undergraduates and our library that already has multiple copies of the first edition.
Previous edition used
This is an excellent book which offers a clear introduction to the subject of comparative and international education.
Covers a good range of areas. Ideal primer for MA students
A well crafted book that makes it essential for my module on Comparative Education. My students equally find it very useful. I have since instructed my subject librarian to secure us more copies.
Jennifer Marshal presents an accessible introduction to comparative and international education, using concrete examples and study features along the way to help keep the reader engaged and applying their reading to their work. It is an excellent starting point for students learning about comparative and/or international education.
This has been a core reader in our module on international perspective, but some chapters e.g. the international education in the 2nd half of book, repeat much of the comparative. The students did not like this, but we will continue to use this book as there are some very good chapters in the first half of the book, with really useful tasks and readings. Really helpful.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Comparative Education