PGM001 Comparative Pedagogy

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
prof. PhDr. Milada Rabušicová, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Klára Záleská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Milada Rabušicová, Dr.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Kateřina Zelená
Supplier department: Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Tue 14:00–15:40 C41
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 7/40, only registered: 0/40
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
Comparative Pedagogy The course of comparative pedagogy deals with the fundamental theories and conceptions of this field of study and with its international infrastructure. Emphasis is put on the contemporary European and world trends in education in connection with social and other conditions of the regions concerned at the end of this millennium. The study materials are the works of significant personalities of foreign comparative pedagogy and prestigious comparative studies of recent years. The fundamental method of work is a comparative method. The starting point of comparison is the contemporary state of the Czech educational system.
Learning outcomes
explain the place of comparative pedagogy in the system of educational sciences; understand the main theories of comparative pedagogy and explain them using examples; be knowledgeable about comparative research methods; be knowledgeable about resources used in comparative pedagogy; interpret the results of international OECD and IEA comparative research; conduct a comparative study on the basis of an analysis of available international data;
Syllabus
  • 1. Comparative Pedagogy and its position among other pedagogic disciplines, synchronic and diachronic view, subject matter, meaning and use. Infrastructure of comparative pedagogy and methods. 2. Theory of Comparative Pedagogy (theories used in comparative studies: convergence, structural functionalism, cultural capital, social control, Marxism, modernization, dependence, legitimacy and economic theories). 3. Typology of educational systems in the world (models based on the system of social stratification, models based on identification and comparison of key moments of educational systems internal structures, economical typology). 4. Types and examples of realized comparative studies(IEA: TIMSS, RLS; OECD: PISA, PIRLS, methodological problems). 5. View of educational context in Europe (characteristics of 1960s-1990s with an emphasis on the influence of unification attempts of European educational systems, role of school in Europe, professionalization, standards, curriculum, and financing). 6. View of worldwide trends in education in the context of particular demographic, economical, technological, ethnic, religious and ecological conditions (prognoses of development of education, effects of expected developments on education: economical demands, demands on teachers, numbers of teacher, use of technology and so on. Comparison of international indicators of education - UNESCO: Education for All, OECD: Education at a Glance). 7. Education in developing countries, illiteracy and functional literacy as a worldwide problem (literacy campaigns in the 20th century, functional literacy in the Czech Republic – IALS). 8. Educational policies in various systems, educational reforms and their priorities in recent decades. 9. Comparison of the situation and development trends in Czech pre-primary, primary, and lower secondary education with the development in developed countries (Czech, EU, OECD and UNESCO statistics). 10. Comparison of the situation and development trends in Czech higher secondary education with the development in developed countries (Czech, EU, OECD and UNESCO statistics). 11. Comparison of the situation and development trends in Czech tertiary education with the development in developed countries (Czech, EU, OECD and UNESCO statistics). 12. Comparison of the situation and development trends in Czech adult education with the development in developed countries (Czech, EU, OECD and UNESCO statistics).
Literature
    required literature
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Vzdělávací systémy v zahraničí : encyklopedický přehled školství v 30 zemích Evropy, v Japonsku, Kanadě, USA. Vydání první. Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2017. 319 stran. ISBN 9788075528452. info
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Srovnávací pedagogika. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2006. 263 s. ISBN 8073671557. info
  • PRŮCHA, Jan. Vzdělávání a školství ve světě :základní mezinárodní komparace vzdělávacích systémů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 1999. 319 s. ISBN 80-7178-290-4. info
  • VÁŇOVÁ, Miroslava. Teoretické a metodologické otázky srovnávací pedagogiky. Praha: Pedagogická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy v Praze, 1998. 91 s. ISBN 80-86039-51-X. info
    recommended literature
  • Správa a řízení škol: rady škol v mezinárodní perspektivě (Variant.) : Řízení a správa škol: rady škol v mezinárodní perspektivě. info
  • WALTEROVÁ, Eliška. Objevujeme Evropu :kniha pro učitele. Praha: Karlova univerzita, 1997. 219 s. ISBN 80-86039-27-7. info
  • JEŽKOVÁ, Věra and Eliška WALTEROVÁ. Vzdělávání v zemích Evropské unie. V Praze: Pedagogická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, 1997. 194 s. ISBN 80-86039-19-6. info
  • WALTEROVÁ, Eliška. Kurikulum : proměny a trendy v mezinárodní perspektivě. Vydání první. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1994. 185 stran. ISBN 8021008466. info
Teaching methods
Lecture and seminar, presentation of own comparative research
Assessment methods
Seminar thesis presentation and written exam
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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