Trends in Comparative Education in the 21st Century: Research Production and Areas of Interest




Comparative Education, Trend, Content analysis, Comparative research, Educational policy, International Education, History of Education, Scientific periodical


Introduction: The article examines the evolution of scientific production in Comparative Education in the 21st century, using a documentary analysis of articles published between 2000 and 2022. Methodology: A search was conducted in Web of Science and Scopus, selecting 877 articles that were analysed using MAXQDA Analytics Pro 2022 software. Results: A significant increase in publications on Comparative Education was noted during the 2010s. The main journals in this field are "Comparative Education", "Compare", and "Comparative Education Review". The predominant themes were education policy, international education, and social justice, with a notable presence of studies on the teaching profession. Conclusions: The scientific production in Comparative Education is growing, with more specialised journals publishing on the subject. Traditional areas of study remain central, although new themes are emerging in response to socio-political changes.


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Author Biography

Adrian Neubauer, Universidad a Distancia de Madrid

PhD in Education, Cum Laude with International Mention and Extraordinary Doctorate Award, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Graduate in Early Childhood Education (Universidad Camilo José Cela) and Primary Education (UAM). Master in Quality and Improvement of Education (UAM). Lines of research: Educational Policy, right to education, comparative education and migration. Member of the Research Group on Supranational Educational Policies (GIPES-UAM).


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Neubauer, A. (2024). Trends in Comparative Education in the 21st Century: Research Production and Areas of Interest . European Public & Social Innovation Review, 9, 1–20.