Crossing borders: Research in comparative and international education
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 32, Number 6, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Published articles permit mapping international and comparative education research. We reviewed 605 articles published 2004–2008 in four major journals. Using title, abstract, and entire text we explored thematic focus, geographic focus, level/type of education studied, method, and funding. The economic, political, and social context of education receives far more attention than its content. Comparative and international education research reflects more diversity than convergence in approach, theory, and methodology. The research community moves in multiple directions simultaneously, insisting that understanding education requires studying not only what happens within schools but also where the schools sit and who enters their doors.
Foster, J., Addy, N.A. & Samoff, J. (2012). Crossing borders: Research in comparative and international education. International Journal of Educational Development, 32(6), 711-732. Elsevier Ltd.