An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Education


reviewed by Gerald Read - 1959

coverTitle: An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Education
Author(s): Vernon Mallinson
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Among the choices before a writer in the field of comparative education is whether to treat certain aspects of each national system of education in succession or to single out several areas for comprehensive consideration. A more thorough cultural orientation can usually be had by an area organization but it is likely to fall short as a comparative study. Vernon Mallinson's study deals with certain aspects of each educational system in its historical, political, religious, and economic setting. The author is perceptive and most successful in his treatment when he deals with the countries he has visited and least successful when personal insights and pertinent first-hand illustrations are lacking. The real significance of his contribution to the study of comparative education is found in his detailed analyses of the various aspects of the school systems of Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, France and, to a lesser degree, of Germany, Italy and the Scandinavian... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 5, 1959, p. 287-287
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4393, Date Accessed: 7/5/2020 11:55:24 PM

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