Comparative Education: A Personal Research Trajectory

Maria Manzon Talk


Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Runme Shaw 305, HKU Main Campus

Speaker: Maria Manzon
Chair: Ora Kwo

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, through the scholarly nurturing provided by CERC. 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 elaborate with further insights from recent projects.

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 was previously a Research Associate of the Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) at HKU. Her research interests include comparative education theory, history and methodology, sociology of knowledge, and Asian pedagogies. 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.

All are welcome!