The Scope of Comparative Education
There are five perspectives that capture the scope of comparative education. These are;
i) The subject matter and content; this covers the essential components of educational systems such as structure, aims, content or curriculum, administration, financing, teacher education.
ii) Geographical units of study; these comprises intra-national, international, regional, continental and global or world systems studies and analysis.
iii) Ideological scope; this compares countries' educational systems on the basis of different political, social and economic ideologies. For example, democratic, communism, socialist, capitalist, free market and mixed economies.
iv) Thematic scope; this scope focuses on educational themes, topical issues or problems and compares them within one or more geographical units. For example free primary and secondary education, universal primary education, education for all and universal higher education.
v)The historical or spatial scope; this deals with the study of the historical development of the discipline from the earliest (pre-historic) phase known as the period of Travelers' Tales to the modern phase known as the period of social science perspectives.
Examine the scope of comparative education in light of the above aspects.Does this scope cover all the dimension of comparative education? Explain your answer