This is a selected list of items available in the Peabody Library that address issues of education in settings outside the United States or offer comparisons among education systems around the world. Additional titles can be found by searching the library catalog, ACORN, using the keywords "comparative education" or "education and cross-cultural."
Commonwealth Universities Yearbook. London: Association of Commonwealth Universities. Annual. Ready Reference LB 2310 .Y5
A directory of universities in countries of the British Commonwealth. Each country has a descriptive essay on its system of higher education, its history and current statistics. Describes programs and lists faculty for each university.
International Handbook of Universities (1993). New York: Walter de Gruyter, 1993-. Latest in Ready Reference L 900 .I58 15th ed.
The World of Learning. London: Allen & Unwin. Annual. Central Latest in Ready Reference AS 2 .W6 and Online (use of this database outside the libraries requires a VUNet ID and password)
A directory of universities, research centers, museums, and other educational institutions around the world.
Handbooks, Encyclopedias, and Dictionaries
Educational Research, Methodology and Measurement: An International Handbook. 2nd ed. Edited by J.P. Keeves. New York: Pergamon, 1997. Reference LB 1028 .E3184 1997
Handbook of World Education: A Comparative Guide to Higher Education and Educational Systems of the World. Edited by Walter Wickremasinghe, et al. Houston, TX: American Collegiate Service, 1991. Ready Reference LB 43 .H36 1991
International Encyclopedia of Adult Education and Training. 2nd ed. Edited by Albert C. Tuijnman. Oxford, UK; Tarrytown, NY: Pergamon, 1996. Reference LC 5215 .I586 1996
International Encyclopedia of Curriculum. Edited by Arieh Lewy. Oxford, UK; Tarrytown, NY: Pergamon, 1991. Reference LB 1570 .I5676 1991
Contains chapters describing the history and state of school curricula in several countries.
International Encyclopedia of National Systems of Education. 2nd ed. Edited by T. Neville Postlethwaite. Tarrytown, NY: Pergamon, 1995. Ready Reference LB 43 .I584 1995
International Handbook of Early Childhood Education. Edited by Gary A. Woodill, Judith Bernhard, and Lawrence Prochner. New York: Garland, 1992. Ready Reference LB 1139.23 .I68 1992
Describes the state of child care, preschool education and primary education around the world.
International Handbook of Educational Change. Edited by Andy Hargreaves, et al. Boston,: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998. Ready Reference LC 71.2 .I58 1998
International Handbook of Educational Leadership and Administration. Edited by Kenneth Leithwood, et al. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 1996. Reference LB 2805 .I454 1996
International Handbook of Teachers and Teaching. Edited by Bruce J. Biddle, Thomas L. Good, Ivor F. Goodson. Boston,: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998. Reference LB 1775 .I56 1998
International Handbook of Women's Education. Edited by Gail P. Kelly. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Reference LC 1411 .I47 1989
Altbach, Philip G. Comparative Higher Education: Knowledge, the University, and Development. Greenwich, CT: Ablex Pub. Corp.,1998. LB 2322.2 .A48 1998
Brint, Steven G. Schools and Societies. Thousand Oaks: Pine Forge Press, 1998. LC 191.4 .B75 1998
Comparative Studies in Special Education. Edited by Kas Mazurek and Margret A. Winzer. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 1994. LC 3965 .C54 1994
Education in Comparative Perspective: New Lessons from Around the World. Edited by York W. Bradshaw. Leiden ; New York: E.J. Brill, 1997.LB 43 .E39 1997
Emergent Issues in Education: Comparative Perspectives. Edited by Robert F. Arnove, Philip G. Altbach, and Gail P. Kelly. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1992. LB 43 .E46 1992
Ferment in Education: A Look Abroad. Edited by John J. Lane. Chicago, IL: National Society for the Study of Education: University of Chicago Press, 1995. LB 43 .F47 1995
Higher Education in an International Perspective : Critical Issues. Edited by Zaghloul Morsy and Philip G. Altbach. New York: Garland Pub., 1996. LB 2322.2 .H53 1996
Higher Education Policy: An International Comparative Perspective. Edited by Leo Goedegebuure, et al. New York: Pergamon Press, 1994. LC 171 .H54 1994
International Comparisons of Expenditures for Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, 1998 Government Documents ED 1.302: EX 7
International Education Indicators: A Time Series Perspective. Edited by Stephane Balde, et al. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, 2000. Government Documents Reference ED 1.302:IN 2/2/98-995
International Perspectives on Education and Society. Edited by Sally Tomilson. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press Inc., 1988-1994. LC 189.8 .I57 Vol. 1 (1988)-4 (1994)
International Perspectives on Educational Reform and Policy Implementation. Edited by David S.G. Carter and Marnie H. O'Neill. Washington, DC: Falmer Press, 1995. LC 71 .I496 1995
Quality Assurance in Higher Education: An International Perspective. Edited by Gerald H. Gaither. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998. LB 2806.22 .Q355 1998
Reagan, Timothy G. Non-Western Educational Traditions : Alternative Approaches to Educational Thought and Practice. Mahwah, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1996. LB 43 .R43 1996
Stigler, James W. The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas from the World's Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom. New York: Free Press, 1999. QA 13 .S77 1999
Women's Education in Developing Countries: Barriers, Benefits, and Policies. Edited by Elizabeth M. King and M. Anne Hill. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, published for the World Bank, 1993. LC 2572 .W67 1993
Comparative Education. Oxford, England: Carfax Publishing Co., 1964- Periodicals and also online (search ACORN by periodical title)
Comparative Education Review. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1957-. Periodicals
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/CIES/
Founded in 1956 to foster cross-cultural understanding, scholarship, academic achievement and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices. The site contains basic information about the Society and its activities, plus links to other resources.