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EdResearch Online
An electronic database of over 12 514 research documents and articles. Provided through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) the database is searchable by keyword and Australian Education Index thesaurus term. Includes all the Australian Association for Research in Education online conference papers since 1989.
URL: http://cunningham.acer.edu.au/dbtw-wpd/sample/edresearch.htm

National Database for Research into International Education
The database contains several books, articles, conference papers and reports on various aspects of international Education mostly from Australian sources and from overseas. It includes links to online documents where possible.
URL: http://aei.dest.gov.au/general/research.htm

• Global Survey on Education in Emergencies (February 2004)
“This Global Survey on Education in Emergencies (Global Survey) is an attempt to gather information on how many refugee, displaced and returnee children and youth have access to education and the nature of the education they receive.” Published by the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children.

• Teach a Child, Transform a Nation (February 2004)
“Based on the most current data from the World Bank, United Nations and other agencies, the report, Teach a Child, Transform a Nation, illustrates the correlations between education and the benchmarks that determine a country’s growth.” Produced by the Basic Education Coalition.

• The State of the World’s Children 2004
This report “presents girls’ education as one of the most crucial issues facing the international development community. The report argues that the theories, policies and practices of development have been marked by gender discrimination and that the standard approach to development has focused on economic growth rather than human welfare.” Published by UNICEF.

• Understanding Others, Educating Ourselves: Getting More from International Comparative Studies in Education (2003)
>From the Board on International Comparative Studies in Education (BICSE), Board on Testing and Assessment (BOTA), and the Center for Education (CFE).

• Digest of Education Statistics, 2000
Chapter 6, International Comparisons of Education
“This chapter offers a broad perspective on education across the nations of the world. It also provides an international context for examining the condition of education in the United States.”

• International Comparisons in Education
This site, from the National Center for Education Statistics, includes a list of related publications and online resources comparing U.S. data with that of other countries.

• UNESCO: Education Sector
A variety of education resources provided by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

• The International Bureau of Education (IBE)
The IBE manages World data on education, a databank presenting on a comparative basis the profiles of national education systems; collects and disseminates through its databank INNODATA innovations and best practices on education; co-ordinates preparation of national reports on the development of education; administers the Comenius Medal awarded to teachers and educational researchers for outstanding achievements; and maintains an international educational information centre.

• World Data on Education
World data on education (WDE) focuses on basic descriptions of the main characteristics of the organization and functioning of national education systems.

• Education Week: International Education
“Looking beyond the borders of the United States, Education Week provides continuing coverage of education abroad.”

• EURYDICE: The Information Network on Education in Europe
Contains EURYBASE, a collection of descriptions of the education systems in European nations, and the European Education Thesaurus, a collection of educational terminology used among European nations.

• Strengthening the U.S. Government’s Leadership in Promoting International Education (11/15/00)
A paper from the U.S. Department of Education on how the federal government & others can raise awareness, strengthen investments, & promote best practices in international education.

• U.S. Network for Education Information
USNEI presents basic information about education in the United States that is of interest to people outside the U.S., especially students, counselors, government officials, and the general public. Also provides links to important authoritative assistance within the U.S. education community, including schools and postsecondary institutions. In addition, USNEI provides extensive links to authoritative sources of information about foreign education systems and information to help American students, parents, and educators who are contemplating an educational experience abroad.

• The Educational System in the United States: Case Study Findings (1999)
This volume from the Case Study Project, a component of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), presents in-depth information on education in the United States. Topics investigated include: education standards, dealing with differences in ability, the place of school in adolescents’ lives, and the training and working conditions of teachers.

• Canadian Education on the Web
The purpose of Canadian Education on the Web is to bring together everything relating to Canada and education that has a presence on the World Wide Web.


“UNICEF’s aim is to get more girls into school, ensure that they stay in school and that they are equipped with the basic tools they need to succeed in later life.”
Contact Information: http://www.unicef.org/about/structure/index_worldcontact.html
URL: http://www.unicef.org/girlseducation/index.html

• Association for the Development of Education in Africa
Established at the initiative of the World Bank in 1988, ADEA works with several ministires of Education and other agencies to collect reports on Education in Africa. The site contains studies of the state of educational systems in various African nations and reports by “working groups” on higher education and the teaching profession.
Contact Information: Association for the Development of Education in Africa
7-9 rue Eugène-Delacroix
75116 Paris, France
Tel: + 33/ (0)
Fax: + 33/ (0)
URL: http://www.adeanet.org/publications/en_pubs.html

• Boston College Center for International Higher Education
The center provides information and support for international initiatives in higher education. It focuses on academic institutions in the Jesuit tradition.
Contact Information: CIHE
207 Campion Hall
School of Education, Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 USA
Phone: (617) 552-4236
Fax: (617) 552-8422
E-mail: highered@bc.edu
URL: http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/soe/cihe/index.html

• Comparative and International Education Society
The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) is an organization of scholars, teachers, and practitioners of comparative and international education founded in 1956 to advance knowledge and teaching in this field. CIES has 1,200 individual and 1,300 institutional members around the world.
Contact information: http://www.cies.ws/contact.html