CHAPTER ONE

The Field of International and Comparative Education: A History of Ideas and Methods in the United States

 

Research on education in subaltern countries has increased over the years, particularly since the post-World War II era when interest increased among academicians and funding for international studies became more readily available from government and philanthropic sources. Faculty members associated with institutions of higher education and experts from international development agencies have helped shape and define the theories, methods, objects and issues utilized for studying education in other countries. While certain ideas and methods have been accepted as valid for analyzing and discussing education in other countries, ...

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