Comparative Analysis of International Education Systems

Comparative Analysis of International Education Systems

John Wang (Montclair State University, USA), Jun Xia (Montclair State University, USA), Kimberly Hollister (Montclair State University, USA) and Yawei Wang (Montclair State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/jisss.2009010101
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International comparisons of educational systems are commonly practiced using subjective methods available in literature. The use of subjective methods can lead to non-standard ranking; each individual investigator inputs his or her own subjective judgment when assigning weights to measurements in each class. The complied results differ with large variations. A mathematical evaluation method based on concept of Paretooptimal organization is proposed for this study. This method is easy to apply and uses linear programming model. The weights for various measurements are determined through an objective method. We illustrate our methodology in a comparison of the educational systems of twenty-one industrialized countries.

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