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Comparative and International Education

Books and e-books: Comparative and International Education

Print resources for the Comparative Education Collection are located on Level 3 of the IOE Library. The collection covers international education systems and processes, and is classified by continent, region or country. 

Print resources for the Main Education Collection are located on Level 5 of the IOE Library. The collection features books that offer an international perspective on educational theory and practice. Books are classified according to subject area.

For both the Comparative Education Collection and the Main Education Collection, we try to source e-book versions of items that appear on Reading Lists or are in high demand.

International statistics of education in print are held on our Stores and include annual reports and statistics of education arranged by country or region. These statistics can be retrieved by searching for "statistics of education" as part of your search on UCL Explore. The items in this collection are not fully catalogued, so please contact the subject librarian if you require any further assistance. Please visit the "Useful Websites" page in this guide for more information on how to access statistics of international education online.

The library catalogue is the principal tool to find books, journals and other materials (either in print or in electronic format) held in UCL libraries. On the catalogue, you will find the details with the details of the location of the materials you are looking for: library site, collection and shelfmark.

New books in Comparative and International Education

Queer Social Movements and Outreach Work in Schools : A Global Perspective

This book brings together leading scholars researching the field of gender, sexuality, schooling, queer activism, and social movements within different cultural contexts.

Decolonising Schools in South Africa

This book explores the challenge of dismantling colonial schooling and how entangled power relations of the past have lingered in post-apartheid South Africa.

Neoliberalism, Globalization, and Elite Education in China

This book examines the practices and effects of emerging international curriculum programs established by Chinese elite public high schools.

Transnational Perspectives on Curriculum History

The book brings together the work of international specialists on Curriculum History and presents research that offers new perspectives and methodologies from which to approach the study of the History of Education and Educational Policy. 

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2019

Topics covered in the 2019 volume include major theoretical and methodological developments, reports on research-to-practice, area studies and regional developments, and the diversification of comparative and international education.

The Palgrave Handbook of African Education and Indigenous Knowledge

This handbook explores the evolution of African education in historical perspectives as well as the development within its three systems–Indigenous, Islamic, and Western education models

British Scholars of Comparative Education

This book brings together studies of significant British scholars of comparative education from the 19th and 20th centuries.

International Perspectives on Inclusion Within Society and Education

International Perspectives on Inclusion within Society and Education explores how the theme of inclusion in education and society plays out across different nations and cultures.

International Diversity and Inclusion

This open access book offers pioneering insights and practical methods for promoting diversity and inclusion in higher education classrooms and curricula.

Course syllabi in faculties of education

This book looks at the struggles that scholars, policy makers, and educators from a diverse range of countries including Australia, Canada, India, Iran, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the USA, and Zambia face as they design course syllabi in higher education settings.

Other collections

  • Political Science and Public Policy: for political administration and theory.
  • Human Rights: for diverse aspects of human rights and freedom.
  • Anthropology: for vulnerable groups and political systems in a social context.
  • The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Library holds a substantial collection on global health and development.
  • School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library: includes major holdings of the history and literature of East Germany and other German-speaking areas, Finland and the Baltic region.