The chapter examines the historical background, nature, scope and objectives of Comparative Education.

Besides the lesson provides in-depth information about the impact of Economic factors, Geographical factors, Sociological factors and Linguistic factors on Education.

A special emphasis is made on the Scientific methods of Comparative Analysis, Survey Technique of data collection and Bereday’s four most important comparative methods. (Description, Interpretation, Juxtaposition and Comparison).

The topic ends with a comparative study of the Education system of Countries like the U.S.A, U.K and India concerning primary education and secondary education, Higher education and Distance education and Teacher’s Education.