Common Interests, Uncommon Goals
Histories of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies and Its Members
(世界比較教育總會的歷史及其成員)
Edited by Vandra Masemann, Mark Bray, and Maria Manzon
December 2007
404 pages
6.5" x 9.5"
HK$250 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$38 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-962-8093-10-6

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.

 
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