The World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) was established in 1970 as an umbrella body which brought together five national and regional comparative education societies. Over the decades it greatly expanded, and now embraces three dozen societies.
This book presents histories of the WCCES and its member societies. It shows ways in which the field has changed over the decades, and the forces which have shaped it in different parts of the world. The book demonstrates that while comparative education can be seen as a single global field, it has different characteristics in different countries and cultures. In this sense, the book presents a comparison of comparisons.
List of Tables. List of Figures. Abbreviations. Acknowledgements. Series Editor's Foreword; M. Mason. Introduction; M. Bray et al. Part I: The World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES). 1. The World Council from 1970 to 1979; V. Masemann, E.H. Epstein. 2. The World Council at the Turn of the Turbulent 80s; E.H. Epstein. 3. From Würzburg to Rio: 1983-1987; M. Debeauvais. 4. The Long Road to Montreal and Beyond: 1987-1991; V. Masemann. 5. Turmoil and Progress: 1991-1996; W. Mitter. 6. From Sydney to Cape Town to Chungbuk: 1996-2001; D.N. Wilson. 7. Improving Transnational Networking for Social Justice: 2001-2004; A. Hickling-Hudson. 8. Expanding the Coverage and Hearing More Voices: 2004-2007; M. Bray. Part II: WCCES Member Societies. 9. The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES); E.S. Swing. 10. The Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE); W. Mitter. 11. The Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES); A. Ninomiya. 12. The Section for International and Intercultural Comparative Education in the German Society for Education (SIIVEDGE); D. Waterkamp. 13. The British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE); M.B. Sutherland et al. 14. The Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC); S. Majhanovich, Zhang L. 15. The Korean Comparative Education Society (KCES); Lee B.-J., Kon D.-T. 16. The Francophone Association for Comparative Education (AFEC); M.B. Sutherland. 17. The Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES); C. Fox. 18. The Dutch-speaking Society for Comparative Education (NGVO); S. van de Bunt-Kokhuis, H. van Daele. 19. The Spanish Comparative Education Society (SEEC), L.M. Naya & F. Ferrer. 20. The Chinese Comparative Education Society (CCES); Gu M., Gui Q. 21. The Brazilian Comparative Education Society (SBEC); M.L. Sisson de Castro. 22. The Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK); Wong S.-Y., G.P.Fairbrother. 23. The Comparative Education Section of the Czech Pedagogical Society (CES-CPS); E. Walterová. 24. The Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES); N. Popov. 25. The Polish Comparative Education Society (PCES); J. Kuzma. 26. The Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES); C. Soudien. 27. The Greek Comparative Education Society (GCES); D. Mattheou. 28. The Russian Council of Comparative Education (RCCE); N. Borevskaya. 29. The Comparative Education Society of Asia (CESA); K. Mochida. 30. Completing the Family Picture; M. Manzon, M. Bray. Hungarian Pedagogical Society (Comparative Education Section) (HPS-CES). Chinese Comparative Education Society-Taipei (CCES-T). Comparative Education Society of India (CESI). Sezione Italiana della CESE (SICESE). Israel Comparative Education Society (ICES). Egyptian Comparative Education and Educational Administration Society (ECEEAS). Nordic Comparative and International Education Society (NOCIES). Asociación de Pedagogos de Cuba (Sección de Educación Comparada) (APC-SEC). Association française pour le développement de l'éducation comparée et des échanges (AFDECE). Sociedad Argentina de Estudios Comparados en Educación (SAECE). Comparative Education Society of the Philippines (CESP). Sociedad Mexicana de Educación Comparada (SOMEC). Mediterranean Society of Comparative Education (MESCE). Council on Comparative Education in Kazakhstan (CCEK). Turkish Comparative Education Society (TCES). Part III: Lessons from the Histories. 31. Comparing the Comparers: Patterns, Themes and Interpretations; M. Manzon, M. Bray. Notes on the Authors. Index.
From the reviews:
"The book is drawn from the many interests and goals (common interests, uncommon goals) that various persons and also societies held to be important. ... For those interested in the development of comparative education this book is a must read. ... For the research to be valid and reliable, certain standards of research should be observed." (T. Neville Postlethwaite, International Review of Education, Vol. 55, 2009)
The World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) was established in 1970 as an umbrella body which brought together five national and regional comparative education societies. Over the decades it greatly expanded, and now embraces three dozen societies. This book presents histories of the WCCES and its member societies. It shows ways in which the field has changed over the decades, and the forces which have shaped it in different parts of the world.
No other book has focused as extensively on the histories of comparative education societies, written by their founders and successors
An explicitly comparative work which compares the comparers in different parts of the world
Presents an illuminating account of the factors that have influenced the shape of the field of comparative education
Authored by distinguished figures in the field of comparative education