This article reviews the experience of running a short course on comparative education offered as part of the Masters in Administration and Development in Education. Based on the philosophy that the World Wide Web now make available detailed information on different national systems of education in a way, and to an extent, which is quite unprecedented, the program raised a number of questions about the directions of teaching, learning and research in comparative studies in education, and in the social sciences more widely. Researchers no longer need to be based near established library facilities in order to do good policy-oriented work, and possibilities for collaborative research, and for the devolution of control to learners, exist where they did not before. A simple examples of de-centring the educational process, away from Europe and the USA, can be hypothesised.
|Pages (from-to)||95 - 109|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||World Studies in Education|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2001|
- comparative education
- deschooling society
- world wide web