Tag Archives: Comparative Education Collection

Education in Germany – a long march uphill

If you believe that Germans have massive bowls of freshly-prepared muesli for breakfast, march through the forests and up the mountains in ergonomic sandals and up and down cold water-basins barefoot, and are partial to extremely emotional music about love … Continue reading

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Why meritocracy may cement inequality : a closer look at China

Mass literacy and universal tests have brought higher education within reach of literally a billion people in China, if they have some academic aptitude at all and work hard enough. This is probably what you believe, whether you favour the … Continue reading

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Our overseas statistics of education and social science

Where do I find data on literacy education for women in Latin America? Where do I find maps of poverty and development in Africa? Does the Newsam Library have tables of educational systems, data on teacher training, statistics on pupil … Continue reading

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Apartheid and after

South Africa has been foremost in the news recently, with its struggle for equality and enlightenment throughout the twentieth century. If you want to know more about it, have a look in our Comparative Education Collection on Level 3 of … Continue reading

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