CERC in CIES
CERC has a long record of presence in the annual conferences of the US-based Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). The 2019 conference was held in San Francisco on the theme ‘Education for Sustainability’, and with 3,800 registrants was the largest in CIES history. Nearly 20 CERC members from the professoriate, research students and CERC alumni attended.
As in the past, a CERC book table provided a focal point for community-building
and liaison. This year, the table was shared with the newly-launched ECNU Review of Education, published by East China Normal University, Shanghai. Vol.2 (1) of the journal is a special issue on private supplementary tutoring co-edited by Zhang Wei (former CERC Secretary and now a professor in ECNU) and Mark Bray (Emeritus Professor in HKU and a Visiting Professor in ECNU). It is available for open access on the internet.
CERC greatly values these partnerships and opportunities for networking, and is proud of its connections with the international scholarly community.
Award for Best Book in Higher Education
CERC congratulates its members Jisun Jung and Hugo Horta who, together with Akiyoshi Yonezawa from Tohoku University in Japan, won the Best Book Award from the Higher Education Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).
The book, published by Springer, is entitled Researching Higher Education in Asia: History, Development and Future. In the Foreword, Philip Altbach highlighted the paucity of data-driven comparative studies of higher education in the region, and observed that the book
“not only points out the problems but makes a strong case for the importance of understanding postsecondary education in Asia”. The book has 20 chapters contributed by 24 authors.
CERC is delighted to maintain its leadership in the sub-field of comparative higher education, and congratulates the team for assembling this path-breaking book.