University of Malaya

Welcome to CRICE!

Centre for Research in International and Comparative Education

The Centre for Research in International and Comparative Education (CRICE) embodies a focus on research in international and comparative issues in education that affect educational policies and practice, broadly defined. Some prominent issues may include, among others, education in the knowledge economy at all scales from global to local; education provision issues such as efficiency, effectiveness, access/equity, gender, culture and religion as well as teaching and learning. The Centre focuses on, but not be restricted to, South East Asia. It is envisioned that the Centre will help overcome the relative dearth of research in this field in South East Asia. Globally there is a realisation that Interdisciplinary study and research is the way forward. Consequently the Centre will also examine how related and contributing disciplines to educational studies (such as history, economics, geography and sociology) help to analyse and explain education systems and contribute to their improvement.

Latest Publications

Education, Poverty, Malnutrition and Famine

Education, Poverty, Malnutrition and Famine provides an overview of education response – what it is and how it can be improved in relation to one of the more persistent issues globally. This book provides a global overview of education and such issues through case study samples of countries within various regions and offers insights and proposes solutions on how educational response can help alleviate this challenge.


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The New Economic Policy in Malaysia: Affirmative Action, Ethnic Inequalities and Social Justice

For more than 40 years, the New Economic Policy (NEP) and its successor programmes have shaped Malaysia's socioeconomic development and the allocation of political power. Drawing on a wealth of statistical and documentary evidence, this book provides a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of the NEP.

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What is International and Comparative Education?

Comparative Education is to do with looking at education in countries other than one's own. It became a recognised foundations of education discipline at university level around 1930, largely due to the efforts at the University of London Institute of Education and Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.

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