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Comparative and International Education: Final Presentation & Reflection

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June 6, 2022 @ 3:20 pm 4:55 pm UTC+8

This lecture is a part of the Global Open Courses initiative, launched by Tsinghua University). Unlike the Fall 2021 edition where every lecture of the eight courses will be made available, the Spring 2022 edition will only be making 1-2 lectures openly available to the public (this is mainly because of the misaligned academic calendars across universities globally).

This lecture is a part of the course, “Comparative and International Education“. With a “comparative” approach and an “international” perspective, this course examines cutting-edge issues relating to the development of higher education in China and around the world today. The course explores classic and cutting-edge theories and methods of comparative and international education, insightful journal articles in related fields, while guiding comparative analysis of multiple cases of national systems, educational organizations and individual learners.

Part 1: Introduction to comparative education and cases

  • Feb 21: Introduction to Comparative International Education (CIE) and course overview
  • Feb 28: Key issues and trends in CIE
  • Mar 7: Germany: three-track tradition of their secondary education system
  • Mar 14: CIE: traditions and prospects
  • Mar 21: China (mainland, Taiwan), Australia, Ukraine, US comparisons: transition from secondary to university
  • Mar 28: PISA: Academic residence, reading literacy, and Global competence
  • Apr 4: Ideally educated personal and ideal society: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Part 2: education and international development

  • Apr 11: Development, sustainability, and Education: Pathways since the 20th century
  • Apr 18: Development theories
  • Apr 25: Post-Development theories
  • May 9: History & organization of partnerships in international cooperation in educational development
  • May 16: UNESCO and international cooperation in educational development
  • May 23: Newly emerging donors & South-South Cooperation
  • May 30: Partnerships in university for sustainable development
  • Jun 6: Final presentations & reflection

Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Have an understanding of the nature of comparative studies in education;
  • 2. Have knowledge of key theories and methods of comparative education and their exponents;
  • 3. Be able to critically describe and analyse the education systems of several developed and developing countries;
  • 4. Have a particular knowledge of several key educational issues in comparative perspective;
  • 5. Be able to devise schemes to make basic comparisons of educational issues in any two or more countries;
  • 6. Develop a strong cultural, historical and spatial awareness in comparative studies of education.

Course Reading:

  • Phillips, D., & Schweisfurth, M. (2014). Comparative and international education: An introduction to theory, method, and practice. A&C Black.

Time: June 6th, 15:20-16:55, Beijing time (GMT+8)

Link for live stream (and replay): https://www.xuetangx.com/live/QQGKK20220310/QQGKK20220310/11794710/22454020

Associate Professor, Institute of Education, Tsinghua University.


Zhou ZHONG is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Education, Tsinghua University, China. She has a background in English Language and Literature (BA, Peking) and Comparative and International Education (MSc, DPhil, Oxon). She served as the Associate Dean of the Office of International Affairs, Tsinghua University, in 2016-2018. Her main research interest is comparative, international, intercultural and interdisciplinary studies of higher education. Her recent research topics involve university internationalisation, global competence education, and education for sustainable development.


June 6, 2022
3:20 pm – 4:55 pm UTC+8
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