The theme of educational transfer in comparative education: a view over time

Jason Beech

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This article analyses notions of ‘transfer’ in the literature of comparative education, searching for continuities and discontinuities in the way that the process of educational transfer has been construed. The analysis shows that the theme of transfer has been fundamental in comparative education from the early nineteenth century until the present day. Although some of the questions addressed in the field since its origins are still crucial today, it is suggested in the final part of the study that these problems should now be addressed in a world in which educational space has become more complex, as supra-national and sub-national actors become increasingly important in the production and reproduction of specialised knowledge about education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-13
Number of pages12
JournalResearch in Comparative and International Education
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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