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Education, Globalisation and the Role of Comparative Education

Green, Andy; (2003) Education, Globalisation and the Role of Comparative Education. London Review of Education , 1 (2) pp. 83-98. Green open access

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Abstract

Comparative education has traditionally meant the study of national education systems. But how far is this approach valid today? Doesn’t the ‘decline’ of the nation state make national systems obsolete? Isn’t the very idea of a ‘system’ anachronistic in a world of market triumphalism and global disorganization? The purpose of this article is to explore how globalisation is changing education and the implication of this for comparative study. Why study education systems and why study national education systems in particular? What else should comparativists study, and how? What defines the field of comparative education? These questions are approached first historically and secondly methodologically.

Type: Article
Title: Education, Globalisation and the Role of Comparative Education
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: This article analyses the role of comparative educational research in a globalised world through a historical survey of the development of the field of comparative education and a review of theories of comparative methodology in education, historical sociology and social science generally.It presents an original argument about the effects of globalisation on the role comparative analysis in education. The article was subject to the Journal's normal peer review procedures. This is an electronic version of an article published in Green, Andy (2003) Education, Globalisation and the Role of Comparative Education. London Review of Education, 1 (2). pp. 84-97. London Review of Education available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/14748460306686
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10005488
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