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International Education: Comparative & International

Comparative Education

The Institute of Education has had a long and lively interest in teaching and researching educational systems outside the UK and the IOE Library has always collected international material for various collections including the Comparative Collection.

The Comparative Collection includes the Library's material on education systems outside the UK classified by continent, country or region. Nearly 200 countries or regions are included in this collection and all resources, both electronic and in print, are on Explore.

Photograph of books being shelved on Level 5 of the Library

Overseas Statistics (O/STATS) in Store includes annual reports and statistics of education arranged by country or region. O/STATS can be found in UCL Explore by using "statistics of education" as part of your search. Earlier materials (some of which date back to the 19th century) are in Store. All O/STATS must be requested in advance at the IOE Library Help Point.

For international education websites for statistics, go to International Education Links on these pages or to the Statistics of Education LibGuide.

International Materials in Other Collections

While the Comparative Collection concentrates on education systems and practices in countries and regions, you will also be able to find a vast range of international resources in other collections in the Library.

Photograph of an issue of Compare: The Journal of the Comparative Education Society in Europe