1.1 Comparative Education: What is Comparative Education?

Chapter 1 1.1 Define the term Comparative Education COMPARATIVE OF EDUCATION Definition 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 […]

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1.2 Comparative Education: Comparative Education: What is the purpose of Studying Comparative Education?

Chapter 1 1.2 Give an analysis of the various reasons for studying comparative education Purpose of Studying Comparative Education There are enough reasons why prospective teachers should study comparative education. These include: 1)  For Intellectual Reasons It is an intellectual activity that scholars can pursue to the highest level possible. An individual can  do  this […]

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1.3 Comparative Education: What are the methods used to solve issues in comparative education?

Chapter 1 1.3 Examine the methods used to solve issues in comparative education METHODOLOGY IN COMPARATIVE EDUCATION The debate about methodology of comparative education has been stimulated from time to time by the need to produce valid answers and better understanding of the education systems, theory, practices and problems. One of the functions of comparative […]

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1.4 Comparative Education: How have traditional methods been used in the study of comparative education?

Chapter 1 1.4 Explain how traditional methods have been used in the studying of comparative education Traditional Methods a) Descriptive method From the early times of the discipline development the most noticeable aspect was that of description only. This method had neither any methodology nor system nor details to the roots of the discipline. The […]

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1.5 Comparative Education: What is Social Science Methodoloy? What assumptions and shortcomings underlie its existence?

Chapter 1 1.5 Provide a description of the concept of Social Science Methodoloy, its assumptions and shortcomings. Social Science Methodology Under this approach several methods linked to the various social science disciplines have been brought forth. The development of social and behavioral science vastly expanded options for carrying out educational research. Various scholars from different […]

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1.6 Comparative Education: What is the sociological approach? Which steps should I follow in its application?

Chapter 1 1.6 Explain the steps to follow in the application of the sociological approach Sociological approach In the sociological method the educational problems are studied in a social context. This is done with the belief that the educational system of a country is conditioned by its social, cultural, economic, political and religious situations. Hence […]

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1.7 Comparative Education: What do we mean by the philosophical analysis methodology in the context of comparative education?

Chapter 1 1.7 Examine philosophical analysis methodology in the context of comparative education Philosophical Analysis In using this technique, the main assumption is that a process of simplication would succeed in diminishing the number of diverse events to be considered. Explanation of any education system is connected with the philosophy of that country. The national […]

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1.8 Comparative Education: Do you know the problem solving approach in comparative education, its steps and assumptions?

  Chapter 1 1.8 Give a full depth discussion on the problem solving approach in comparative education its steps and assumptions Problem Solving Approach Brian Holmes envisioned the field of comparative education as eminently practical in nature, providing the basis for the solutions to educational problems. He spelt out a means of identifying a problem […]

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1.9 Comparative Education: Can you breakdown the different factors that influence education systems in the world?

Chapter 1 1.9 Breakdown the different factors that influence education systems in the world. FACTORS INFLUENCING EDUCATION SYSTEMS IN THE WORLD One of the purposes of comparative education is to develop general statements about the forces and factors that influence development of educational systems. There are certain similarities among the factors that determine and shape […]

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1.10 Comparative Education: Can you discuss the intricacies of Cameroon’s Education System?

Chapter 1 1.10 Discuss the educational system in Cameroon EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS CAMEROON EDUCATION SYSTEM The history of Cameroon is important in understanding the evolution of education system in this country. First, the country was colonized by the Germans and after the World War I became a trustee for the League of Nations under the rule […]

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2.2 Comparative Education:Can you analyze the major characteristics of Nigerian education system?

CHAPTER TWO 2.2 Identify the major characteristics of Nigerian education system Administration and Organization of Education System The current administrative system is divided into the Federal Capital Territory and 36 states. The management of education in Nigeria is based on this federal system, so that while basic educational policy regarding structure, curriculum and school year […]

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2.3 Comparative Education: What are some of the issues affecting education in Nigeria?

CHAPTER TWO 2.3 Identify at least three issues affecting education in Nigeria. Issues of Education in Nigeria Religious groups, mainly Christian missionaries from Europe who used them as tools for proselytizing and converting the Nigerian, originally established the country’s schools. The curricula were faith-based and overwhelmed by religious indoctrination, dogma, and brainwashing. Education was used […]

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2.4 Comparative Education: What are some of the reforms being put in place in Nigeria’s Educational System?

CHAPTER TWO 2.4 Examine the role of educational system reforms in Nigeria’s rapidly changing society Reforms The rapid expansion of the education system, compounded by a shrinking economy, has constrained educational development in Nigeria. A reduction of expenditure on education has slowed the reform process and even maintaining the system, as it currently exists is […]

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2.5 Comparative Education: Can you analyze the education system of France?

CHAPTER TWO 2.5 Provide an analysis of the French Education System France Education System France  total  land  area  is  547,030  square  kilometers  of  land  comprising  545,630  square kilometers and water of 1400 square kilometres. The whole area of metropolitan France is 543,965 square kilometres and has about 1 square kilometer, estuaries and rivers. The geographical […]

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2.6 Comparative Education: Are you able to explore the structure of education in France?

CHAPTER TWO 2.6 Explore the structure of Education in France Structure of education in France Pre-primary education Pre-primary education (nursery school) created in 1881 is for children aged 3 to 6. Although it is not compulsory, virtually all 3-year-old children attend nursery school, majority in the public school system. They are state funded, attendance is […]

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2.7 Comparative Education: What do you know about the nature of administraiton, supervision structure and operations of the French Educational system

CHAPTER TWO 2.7 Explain the nature of administraiton, supervision structure and operations of the French Eductional system Administration, Supervision structure and operations The French education system is highly centralized. The principal of centralism was introduced by La Chalotais in 1763 and was supported by the writers of the revolution. Napoleon adopted it to facilitate the […]

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2.8 Comparative Education: What do you know about the nature of administration, supervision structure and operations of the French Educational system

CHAPTER TWO 2.8 Explain the nature of administration, supervision structure and operations of the French Educational system Administration, Supervision structure and operations The French education system is highly centralized. The principal of centralism was introduced by La Chalotais in 1763 and was supported by the writers of the revolution. Napoleon adopted it to facilitate the […]

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2.11 Comparative Education: Can you analyze the British Educational System?

CHAPTER TWO 2.11 Provide an analysis of the educational system of England EDUCATION SYSTEM OF ENGLAND (BRITAIN) INTRODUCTION It is good to study the educational system of England since the educational systems of most African countries are modeled on them. In fact Africa today is divided and often referred to as either English or French […]

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2.12 Comparative Education: Can you provide an explanation of the Administration and financing of Education in England?

                                                                    CHAPTER TWO 2.12 Discuss the Administration and financing of Education in England Administration and financing of Education in England In England […]

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3.3 Comparative Education: What policy solutions should developing countries employ to reverse Brain Drain?

CHAPTER 3 3.3 Identify six possible policy solutions that developing countries should employ in order to reverse brain drain. SOLUTIONS TO BRAIN DRAIN In order to curb brain drain for the less developed countries a number of proposals need to be implemented.  First the home government needs to raise the salaries and improve the working […]

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4.1 Comparative Education: What does the Aid mean in the context of Comparative Education?

CHAPTER 4 4.1 Give a comprehensive definition of the term “aid” Dependence in education Definition Aid from the French word aide, also known as international aid, overseas aid, or foreign aid, is a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another, given at least partly with the objective of benefiting the recipient country. It […]

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4.2 Comparative Education: What are the types of Aids around the world in the context of Comparative Education?

CHAPTER 4 4.2 Discuss the types of aid available in the world GENESIS OF AID Aid existed in ancient times. The trend and amounts have increased tremendously during the twentieth century especially after the Second World War occasionally consisting of humanitarian crisis relief. It was modeled on the Marshall plan which had been successfully used […]

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4.3 Comparative Education: What are some of the criticisms leveled against foreign aid on education?

CHAPTER 4 4.3 Discuss the criticisms that have been leveled on foreign aid on education Educational aid Much of the money provided by the international agencies and bilateral donors to help in education do not benefit the recipient country but a substantial proportion returns to the donor country through payments to expatriates staff and consultants. […]

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4.4 Comparative Education: What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Aid in education?

CHAPTER 4 4.4 Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using Aid in education. Future priorities for aid in education Graham-brown (1991) has articulated the following as the areas that future donors should emphasize on in the provision of aid: Aid  to  education  need  to  be  increased.  This  was  supported  by  the  World  conference  on Education […]

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4.5 Comparative Education: What are the aspects of a good teacher in the context of Comparative Education?

CHAPTER 4 4.5 Discuss the aspects of a good teacher Effective Teacher Education in Developing Nations Globally, the key role played by the teacher in education cannot be under estimated however, there is little in regard to policy, or in the implementation of effective teacher training programmes and placement. Teacher training models are largely generated […]

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4.6 Comparative Education: What are the areas that effective teachers need to be trained in?

CHAPTER 4 4.6 Outline the areas that effective teachers need to be trained . EFFECTIVE TEACHER ªFrom the fore going an effective teacher should share responsibility. They should not be overly possessive or need complete control of the children and environment. They should allow students both responsibility and freedom within the classroom community. Both the […]

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4.7 Comparative Education: Can you analyze the plight of ICT integration in African educational systems?

CHAPTER 4 4.7 Analyze the plight of ICT integration in African educational systems. ICT AND EDUCATION IN AFRICA  Information Communication Technology, ICT, refers to technologies arising from scientific and technological process in computer science, electronics and telecommunications.  It enables the processing of information storing retrieving and dissemination of valuable information in text, sound,  and  video […]

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4.8 Comparative Education: Why should we integrate ICT in education?

CHAPTER 4 4.8 Explain why we should integrate ICT in education Why should we integrate ICT in education? To meet/match global trends. The world has become increasingly interconnected, as a result of the application of technologies to all sectors of development.   Hence there is need  to  reconceptualise  and  restructure  education  so  as  to  confront  the […]

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4.9 Comparative Education: Can you explain some of the challenges developing countries face in integrating ICT into education?

CHAPTER 4 4.9 Explain some of the challenges developing countries face in integrating ICT into education Challenges in integrating ICT into education Delay in accessing equipment – power, cables, computers and software   poor quality of second hand equipment most of which cannot run word processing applications   lack of technical support and sufficient expertise […]

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5.1 Comparative Education: What does Higher Education mean?

CHAPTER 5 5.1 Define the word higher education HIGHER EDUCATION IN AFRICA Definition of higher education The  term  higher  education  has  many  definitions  in  scholarly  and  policy  documents.  The definition may vary from country to country. At times, in history you may find the definition has varied depending on the level of educational development of […]

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5.2 Comparative Education: Are you able to discuss the development of higher education in Africa?

CHAPTER 5 5.2 Discuss the development of higher education in Africa Situation in Africa University education or higher education in Africa is relatively new. Attempts to develop higher education institutions in both English and French speaking countries of Africa started after the Second World War. These institutions were deliberately modelled on the universities in France […]

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5.3 Comparative Education: What are the challenges facing higher education in Africa?

CHAPTER 5 5.3 Highlight five solutions of the challenges facing higher education in Africa. Challenges facing higher education in Africa The enrollment rates in higher education in sub-Saharan Africa are by far the lowest in the world. Enrollments growth rates have been slow and the absolute gap by which it lags behind other regions has […]

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5.4 Comparative Education: What are the challenges facing higher education in Africa?

CHAPTER 5 5.4 Highlight five solutions of the challenges facing higher education in Africa. Challenges facing Higher Education in Africa The enrollment rates in higher education in sub-Saharan Africa are by far the lowest in the world. Enrollments growth rates have been slow and the absolute gap by which it lags behind other regions has […]

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