Drawing together contributions from experts in the field, this book offers an overview of representative problems in educational development that are common to many societies. The practices and issues that are identified are illustrated with examples from a diversity of nations and estimates of how well the matters reviewed might be resolved in the future are provided. The book is divided into four main sections; a comprehensive introduction to the nature of comparative education, the process of instruction, educational structures and personnel, and influences on educational operations. A concluding chapter provides an overview of the future. .Murray, R. Thomas is the author of 'International Comparative Education' with ISBN 9780080402598 and ISBN 0080402593.