Comparative education is the comparative study of educational theories and practices in various countries. Comparative education attempts to use cross-national data to test propositions about the relationship between education and society and between teaching practices and learning outcomes. Comparative education considers the implications of comparative studies for the formation and implementation of policies in education, social, national and international development. Comparative education invites contributions from associated disciplines in the fields of government, management,sociology, and technology and communications which affect educational research and policy decisions.
Comparative education aims at:
(1)explaining educational systems, processes, or outcomes;
(2)helping the development of educational institutions and practices;
(3)emphasizing the relationships between education and society;
(4)forming generalized statements about education relevant in more than one country.