Joint Editorial Introduction

  • Robert Cowen
  • Andreas Kazamias
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 22)

We are doing well…? In some ways, yes. The field of comparative education began to grow again around the millennium.

Texts from the late 1990s and early years of this, the new, century include: Robin Alexander, Patricia Broadfoot & David Phillips (Eds.) Learning from comparing: New directions in comparative education research (Symposium Books: Oxford) 1999; Robert Arnove & Carlos Alberto Torres, Comparative education: The dialectic of the global and the local (Roman & Littlefield: Lanham, Maryland) 1999; Edward R. Beauchamp (Ed.) Comparative education reader (Routledge/Falmer: New York/London) 2003; Mark Bray (Ed.) Comparative education (Kluwer: Dordrecht/ Boston/London) 2003; Nicholas C. Burbules and Carlos A. Torres (eds) Globalization and education: Critical perspectives (Routledge: New York/London) 2000; Michael Crossley's and Keith Watson's Comparative and international research in education: Globalisation, context and difference (Routledge-Falmer: London/New York) 2003; Andreas Kazamias and M. Spillane (Eds.) Education and the structuring of the European space: North-south, centre-periphery, identity-otherness (Seirios Editions: Athens) 1998; Antonio Nóvoa and Martin Lawn (Eds.) Fabricating Europe: The formation of an education space (Kluwer: Dordrecht/London) 2002; Sonia Mehta and Peter Ninnes (Eds.) Re-imagining comparative education (Routledge/Falmer: New York) 2004; Jurgen Schriewer (Ed.) Discourse formation in comparative education (Peter Lang: Frankfurt-am-Main) 2000; Nelly P. Stromquist and Karen Monkman (Eds.) Globalization and education: Integration and contestation across cultures (Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham/Boulder/New York/Oxford) 2000 — and all this is without mentioning the flurry of new books in the last year or so — a new book on comparative education research (edited by Bray, Adamson, and Mason); a collection of articles from the journal Comparative Education (edited by Crossley, Broadfoot, and Schweisfurth), a study of the professional Societies of Comparative Education; and recent books by Phillips and Schweisfurth, Donatella Palomba, and Sprogøe and Winther-Jensen.


Educational Reform Discourse Formation Comparative Education Education Space Comparative Education Review 
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  • Robert Cowen
    • Andreas Kazamias

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