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Doing Comparative Education: Three Decades of Collaboration

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cerc-05Harold J. Noah & Max A. Exkstein

1998, 356pp.

ISBN 10: 962-8093-87-8
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Part I Comparative Orientations

1. Toward a Science of Comparative Education

2. On Teaching a ‘ Scientific ‘ Comparative Education

3. Defining Comparative Education : Conceptions

4. A Comparative Study of Outlier Schools in Metropolitan Settings

5. Other Schools and Ours

6. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish in Comparative Education

7. Use and Abuse of Comparative Education

8. Comparative Education : The State of the Field

9. Dependency Theory in Comparative Education

10. The Darling Young

11. The Comparative Mind : Metaphor in Comparative Education

Part II. Schools in Context

12. The Elitist and the Popular Ideal : Prefects and Monitors in English and American Secondary Schools

13. Ultimate Deterrents : Punishment and Control in English and American Schools

14. Metropolitanism and Education

15. Teachers and School Success in Amsterdam , London , Paris and New York

16. Toward a Strategy of Urban-Educational Study

17. International Study of Business/Industry Involvement with Education

Part III. Achievement , Assessment and Evaluating Learning

18. Comparative School Achievement

19. National Case Study Report

20. International Study of School Achievement

21. Reflections on the IEA

22. The Two Faces of Examinations

23. Tradeoffs in Examinations Policies : An International Comparative Perspective

24. Secondary School Examinations : International Perspectives on Policies and Practice

25. An International Perspective on National Standards

26. A Comparative Assessment of Assessment

27. Great Expectations : An International Comparison of End-of-Secondary School Examinations

Part IV. Educational Policy

28. Trends in Public Secondary Education in Western Europe

29. Education , Credentialling and the Labor Market in the European Community : An Agenda for Research

30. Academia in Anarchy

31. Private Education

32. OECD Reviews of Educational Policy

33. Education for Development

34. The Utility of Country Case Studies for Educational Planning

35. Educational Financing and Policy Goals

36. Soviet Education ‘s Unsolved Problems

37. Communist Schooling

Education in China and Abroad: Perspectives from a Lifetime in Comparative Education

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cerc-09Gu Mingyuan

2001, 260 pp

ISBN 10: 962-8093-70-3
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Gu Mingyuan is one of China’s most distinguished specialists in the field of comparative education. He is a long-serving of the China Comparative Education Society, and in 2000 he was elected President of the Chinese Education Society. Yet because most of his works have been published only in Chinese, they have been little-known internationally.

The book commences with an Introduction to Professor Gu’s life and work by Ruth Hayhoe. She is a Past-President of the Comparative & International Education Society, and has made seminal contributions to the study of education in China from a comparative perspective. Since 1997 she has been Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

The book commences with an Introduction to Professor Gu’s life and work by Ruth Hayhoe. She is a Past-President of the Comparative & International Education Society, and has made seminal contributions to the study of education in China from a comparative perspectives. Since 1997 she has been Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

Comparative Education Research: Approaches and Methods

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CERAM-Two-coverEdited by Mark Bray, Bob Adamson, and Mark Mason

January 2014 (Second Edition)

453 pages

Published by Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) and Springer

ISBN 978-988-17852-8-2

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This book is  available in 
  • Farsi
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Approaches and methods in comparative education are of obvious importance, but do not always receive ade- quate attention. This second edition of a well-received book, containing thoroughly updated and additional material, contributes new insights within the long- standing traditions of the field.

    A particular feature is the focus on different units of analysis. Individual chapters compare places, systems, times, cultures, values, policies, curricula and other units. These chapters are contextualised within broader analytical frameworks which identify the purposes and strengths of the field. The book includes a focus on intra-national as well as cross-national comparisons, and highlights the value of approaching themes from different angles. As already demonstrated by the first edition of the book, the work will be of great value not only to producers of comparative education research but also to users who wish to understand more thoroughly the parameters and value of the field.

    The editors:

    Mark Bray is UNESCO Chair Professor of Comparative Education at the University of Hong Kong. Bob Adamson is Professor and Head of the Department of Interna- tional Education and Lifelong Learning at the Hong Kong Institute of Education; and Mark Mason is Professor at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and a Senior Pro- gramme Specialist at the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE) in Geneva. They have all been Presidents of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK), and Directors of the Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) at the University of Hong Kong. They have also written extensively in the field of comparative edu- cation with reference to multiple domains and cultures.

    Common Interests, Uncommon Goals: Histories of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies and its Members

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    cerc-21Edited by Vandra Masemann, Mark Bray & Maria Manzon

    September 2007

    ISBN 978-962-8093-10-6

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    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.

    Vandra Masemann is a past WCCES President and Secretary General. She has also been President of the US-Based Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), and of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC).

    Mark Bray is also a past WCCES President and Secretary General. He has also been President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK).

    Maria Manzon is a member of the CESHK and has been an Assistant Secretary General of the WCCES. Her research on the field has been undertaken at the Comparative Education Research Centre of the University of Hong Kong

    Readers interested in this title might also be interested in other WCCES books.

    Comparative Education: The Construction of a Field

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    cerc-29Maria Manzon

    February 2011

    ISBN 978-988-1785-26-8

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    This book is a remarkable feat of scholarship - so remarkable in fact that I put it in the same league as the great classics of the field that had so much to do with setting the direction of Comparative Education. Indeed, this volume goes further than earlier classics to reveal, through textual analysis and interviews with key figures, how the epistemological foundations of the field and crucial professional developments combined to, as the title indicates, construct Comparative Education.

    Manzon's work is indispensable - a word I do not use lightly - for scholars who seek a genuine grasp of the field: how it was formed and by whom, its major theoreticians, its professional foundations, and so on. Clearly too, this book marks the rise of a young star, Maria Manzon, who shows promise of joining the ranks of our field's most illustrious thinkers.

    Erwin H. Epstein
    Director, Center for Comparative Education
    Loyola University, Chicago, USA

    Also: Review published in the journal Comparative Education, Volume 48, Number 3, 2012: 403-406

    Review published in Revista Latinoamericana de Educación Comparada, Año 3, Nº3, 2012

    Review published in Comparative Education Review, Volume 56, Issue 2, 2012: 320-323

    Review published in International Review of Education, Volume 59, Issue 1, 2013: 137–139

    Review published in Journal of International and Comparative Education, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2013: 44-46

    Review published in German in Bildung und Erziehung, Volume 66, Issue 2, 2013: 236-238

    Review published in Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Volume 34, Number 2, 2014: 255-257

    Maria Manzon is an Associate Member of the Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) at the University of Hong Kong. She was Editor of CIEclopedia in 2009 and 2010, and Assistant Secretary General of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) in 2005.

    Readers interested in this title might also be interested in Common interests, Uncommon Goals: Histories of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies and its Members

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