Comparative education

definition

Study of the comparison of current educational theory and practice in different countries.

example of use

All these studies focus mainly on OECD countries, however there has also been an interesting project involving the OECD, UNESCO and the World Bank that seeks to extend to selected developing and transition countries a programme designed to collect and analyze comparative education statistics and indicators: the World Education Indicators (WEI) programme, covering 11 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Russian Federation and Thailand) (Woodhall, 2004: 98).

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