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Comparative Education in an Age of Competition and Collaboration
Powell, Justin J W
2020In Comparative Education, 56
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Keywords :
comparative education; comparative institutional analysis; discipline; competition; collaboration; ideas; diffusion; policy; international; global; institution; organization; evaluation; research; R&D; science; innovation
Abstract :
[en] Comparative education relies on experiences, expertise, data, and criticism derived from multiple contexts and diverse levels to generate insights, facilitate understanding, and explain change. Marked by connectivity, our contemporary era vastly increases the (potential) diffusion of ideas essential for scientific advance. Three interlocking trends emphasise the growing relevance of comparative educational research. Firstly, competition has become more potent – among scholars, their organisations, and within as across countries. Secondly, educational studies, as science more generally, are increasingly conducted in collaboration – across disciplinary, cultural, linguistic, and organisational boundaries – enhancing the potential for discovery while producing influential scholarship. Thirdly, while educational research and policymaking are increasingly comparative, comparative knowledge stores are often only selectively used. To counter such reductionism, in-depth comparative institutional analyses across divides of academy, policymaking, and practice remain crucial. The multidisciplinary field must claim its relevance more persuasively, even as scholarly exchange, mobilities, and cultural knowledge endure as vital foundations.
Research center :
- Education, Culture, Cognition & Society (ECCS) > Institute of Education & Society (InES)
Disciplines :
Education & instruction
Sociology & social sciences
Author, co-author :
Powell, Justin J W  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Education, Culture, Cognition and Society (ECCS)
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Title :
Comparative Education in an Age of Competition and Collaboration
Alternative titles :
[de] Vergleichende Erziehungswissenschaft in einer Ära des Wettbewerbs und der Kooperation
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Journal title :
Comparative Education
Publisher :
Carfax Publishing, United Kingdom
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online first
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Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Focus Area :
Educational Sciences
Name of the research project :
R-AGR-0221 - IRP14 - EDRESGOV (20140901-20180930) - POWELL Justin J W
Funders :
University of Luxembourg - UL
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