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Policy Debates in Comparative, International, and Development Education

  • John N. Hawkins
  • W. James Jacob

Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Overview of Key International Education Policy Debates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Val D. Rust, Xuehong Liao
      Pages 13-25
  3. Policy Debates in International Higher Education

  4. Education Policy Debates with Lasting Consequences

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-278

About this book


The complementary areas of comparative, international, and development education occupy a critical part of the landscape in educational policy debates in a global context. This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars and practitioners who focus on key policy issues in a variety of national settings throughout the regions of Asia/Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, North America, and Latin America. The topics they address are critical for the future of education in a globalized context and include issues such as social justice, quality assurance, governance, access and equity, marketization, and the role of new media and technology, among others.


comparative education development education education policy higher education social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • John N. Hawkins
    • 1
  • W. James Jacob
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of PittsburghUSA

About the editors

John N. Hawkins is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, and Co-Director of the Asian Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP) at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Hawkins is a specialist on higher education reform in the US and Asia and the author of several books and research articles on education and development in Asia. He was the Dean of International Studies at UCLA for thirteen years, and has served as a Director of the UCLA Foundation Board and Director of the East-West Center Foundation Board. He has served as President of the Comparative International Education Society and Editor of the Comparative Education Review. His latest publications include Changing Education: Leadership, Innovation, and Development in a Globalizing Asia Pacific, and Policy Debates in Comparative, International and Development Education. He has published several books and articles on

Bibliographic information


"Firmly rooted in the classical literature of comparative education, this volume illustrates the field s coherence and comprehensive reach through a consideration of policy debates at all levels of education and in multiple countries and regions. Current and emerging issues, from EFA implementation to transnational higher education, are analyzed through a comparative lens, and integrated within a rich historical and sociological discourse. Contributors range from well-known names in the field to younger scholars who are already making their mark." - Ruth Hayhoe, University of Toronto