Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2015, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (4): 23-29.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki./000-5560.2015.04.004

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Beyond Tradition: Toward a Critical and Nation-Oriented Comparative Education

YANG Ming-Quan   

  1. Institute of International and Comparative Education(IICE), Beijing Normal University
  • Online:2015-12-20 Published:2016-01-26
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Abstract: Comparative Education (CE) will celebrate its 200th anniversary of founded. Contemporary CE is undergoing a series of new trends of development after several paradigm shifts, which means towards critic and localization. With the decline of the “description and borrowing” tradition, CE research has been impacted by Critical Theory and Post-modern Theory, which brings a lot critical discourses in the field. In the Era of Globalization, the meaning of CE should be re-defined, in which the confliction and tension between “internationalization” and “localization” should be interpreted in a new perspective, and a new point of integration and balance should be attained.