Comparative Education: Theories and Methods


Course Code: MMACOM_24


Masters Level Module


This module introduces participants to the theory and practice of comparative education. It will review the historical development of the field and its relations with policy-making and other areas of comparative study; explore key concepts and theoretical frameworks used by comparativists; and develop understanding of the main methodological approaches to systematic comparative research. The use of comparative evidence by policy-makers and the process of policy-borrowing will be critically examined and the module will explore, through a range of case studies, how comparative analysis has contributed to the understanding of educational process and the relations between education and its social contexts.

When is this module taught?

This module is taught in the Autumn term every Tuesday from 5pm - 8pm


Related Programmes


Comparative Education MA
Higher and Professional Education MA
European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management MA