1.1 Comparative Education: What is Comparative Education?

Chapter 1

1.1 Define the term Comparative Education



Comparative Education has been defined in different ways by various authors. There has been no clearly accepted definition of Comparative Education.  However, there has been one agreement among the scholars that Comparative Education is concerned with comparisons in education.

Comparative Education is an analytical survey of systems of education and problems with a view of establishing similarities and differences. It makes comparisons across geo-political, historical and cultural boundaries. The process of comparison involves analyzing forces which make for resemblances and differences between systems of education or problems of education.

Then  looking  at  the  reasons  why  different  solutions  have  been  attempted  to  problems  in education that seem common to all. Lastly, finding out why these systems are the way they are.


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