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The authors of this chapter focus on the development of comparative education in 10 countries of Eastern and Central Europe. A historical approach is applied to the study of the main characteristics of comparative education. The first part of the chapter is devoted to the origin of comparative education studies in this region from the fifteenth to...
This paper aims at analyzing and comparing the approach of Task-based language teaching (TBLT) to bachelor students taking classes of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) at two universities in Bulgaria and Romania. The outcomes of the research show that both Bulgarian and Romanian students express their favorable preferences towards using this appr...
This paper is dedicated to Marc-Antoine Jullien’s bicentennial work, which first appeared as a series of three articles under the main title ‘Éducation comparée’ with a subtitle ‘Esquisse et vues préliminaires d’un ouvrage sur l’éducation comparée’ published in Journal d’éducation from October 1816 to March 1817 and also published as a booklet enti...
This paper stems from a PhD dissertation research focusing on the Nordic representatives’ contribution to the field of comparative and international education (CIE) since the middle of the 20th century to the present days. Following the idea of the clear-cut distinction between the two component parts of the field in the region in question, the pur...
This paper reviews the work and contribution of one of the most influential comparativists in education-Torsten Husén in the period when he was a co-founder and chairman of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) in the 60 and 70 decades of the 20th century. At that particular time, the first major cross-na...
This paper on the education system of Bulgaria is aimed at presenting its structure, current situation, problems and challenges that it faces, and ongoing reforms leading to some positive trends in the development of the national education sector. At the moment of writing this paper in the year 2015, we will mark the 1160 th anniversary of the firs...
A comprehensive tool to assess the suitability of supports for vulnerable groups in transitioning from school to vocation and to the world of work 2 Partnership "Integration of vulnerable groups, focused on the transition from school to vocation or world of work (TransVet)"