Comparative Education Research: Changing Foci, Perennial Values

By Maria Manzon

Chair: Mark Bray

In this seminar, Maria Manzon will trace her research trajectory from being an MEd student of Comparative Education at HKU to a comparative education researcher in and from Singapore. Her in-depth sociological research on the global history of the field is presented in her book Comparative Education: The Construction of a Field (published by CERC in 2011). She will comment on aspects of her book and share insights on the evolution of her research agenda and the power of comparative research.

Maria MANZON is a Research Scientist at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. She is Chair of the Admissions and New Societies Standing Committee of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) and Editor of CIEclopedia. She is an Associate Member of the Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) at HKU. Her research interests include comparative education theory, history and methodology, sociology of knowledge, Asian pedagogies, shadow education and parental involvement. She was co-editor of a volume of histories of comparative education societies (2007), and of another volume about comparative education in universities worldwide (2008). Her 2011 book entitled Comparative Education: The Construction of a Field has been acclaimed for its comprehensive approach and path-breaking conceptualisation.

Date: Wednesday 4 February 2015

Time: 12.30 – 14.00

Venue: Room 203 Runme Shaw Building

All are welcome!

Manzon. CERC. Feb. 4 2015