Today, various books contain information about international and comparative education. Below are the current books that are most heavily used by Penn State faculty and students. If you'd like additional recommendations, contact Education librarian Ellysa Cahoy (ESC10@psu.edu) or a librarian at your location.
This encyclopedia is the most current and exhaustive reference available on international education. It provides thorough, up-to-date coverage of key topics, concepts, and issues, as well as in-depth studies of approximately 180 national educational systems throughout the world.
Explores international educational practices and behaviours through new research and a review of existing research, with chapters spread across six parts:Part I: The Status of Comparative Education Research; Part II: Measurement Methods in Comparative Education Research; Part III: Research Practices in Comparative Studies of Education; Part IV: Lessons from International Comparisons of Student Behaviors; Part V: International Comparisons of Instruction; and Part VI:Influence of Large-Scale Assessments on Policy
Individual chapters compare places, systems, times, cultures, values, policies, curricula and other units. These chapters are contextualised within broader analytical frameworks which identify the purposes and strengths of the field. The book includes a focus on intra-national as well as cross-national comparisons, and highlights the value of approaching themes from different angles.
designed to give policy makers, researchers, educational leaders, administrators and teachers a robust, non-specialist source to inform strategic thinking and stimulate reflection on the challenges facing education.