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Prospects: quarterly review of comparative education


PROSPECTS, UNESCO's Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, has served as a platform for the exchange of ideas on current and controversial comparative and international educational themes for over thirty years. Founded in 1970, the journal is a landmark among many other peer-reviewed journals of comparative education. IBE is responsible for its publication since 1994. As of 2002, Springer publishes the English version of the review.

Unlike other journals in the field, which deal only with theoretical or research-related aspects of comparative education, PROSPECTS also focuses on policy implementation and aims at improving the extent and effectiveness of communication between theorists and researchers, on one side, and policy makers and practitioners, on the other. The journal adopts a strong international approach and promotes an open and fruitful dialogue among educators, researchers, policy makers, curriculum developers and other stakeholders from the field.

The French and Spanish versions of issues No. 93-130 and of the editorials from No 131 onwards are now available on this site free of charge.