Newly published research: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Theory in Comparative and International Education

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Category: News

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DPhil students Aizuddin Mohamed Anuar, Arzhia Habibi and Olga Mun have co-authored a chapter in The Bloomsbury Handbook of Theory in Comparative and International Education entitled ‘Post-colonialism in Comparative and International Education: Interrogating power, epistemologies, and educational practice’.

Their chapter features in the ‘Post-Foundational Theories’ section of the handbook, which brings together a diverse collection of theories, including but not limited to: Structural-functionalism, Colonialism/Imperialism, Marxism, Human Capital Theory, Dependency/World Systems Theory, Post-Colonialism, Post-Socialism, Neo-liberalism, Neo-Institutionalism, Neo-Marxism, Policy Borrowing and Lending, Peace Theories, Human Rights, Constructivism, Racism, Gender, Queer Theory, Social Network Theory, Capabilities Theory, and Cultural Political Economy.

The handbook offers a practical and approachable overview of central theories in comparative and international education (CIE), with chapters focusing in depth on specific theoretical perspectives and seeking to elucidate the histories, assumptions, and recent developments of these theories.

Aizuddin, Arzhia and Olga would like to acknowledge Dr Maia Chankseliani for sharing this opportunity with them.

Further information is available on the Bloomsbury website.



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