Common Interests, Uncommon Goals

Histories of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies and its Members

  • Vandra Masemann
  • Mark Bray
  • Maria Manzon

Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. The World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES)

    1. Vandra Masemann, Erwin H. Epstein
      Pages 13-19
    2. Michel Debeauvais
      Pages 33-38
    3. Wolfgang Mitter
      Pages 50-61
  3. WCCES Member Societies

    1. Elizabeth Sherman Swing
      Pages 94-115
    2. Akira Ninomiya
      Pages 128-138
    3. Margaret B. Sutherland, Keith Watson, Michael Crossley
      Pages 155-169
    4. Suzanne Majhanovich, Zhang Lanlin
      Pages 170-182
    5. Lee Byung-Jin, Kwon Dong-Taik
      Pages 183-188
    6. Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis, Henk Van daele
      Pages 210-213
    7. Luis M. Naya, Ferran Ferrer
      Pages 214-224
    8. Gu Mingyuan, Gui Qin
      Pages 225-239
    9. Marta Luz Sisson de Castro
      Pages 240-244
    10. Wong Suk-Ying, Gregory P. Fairbrother
      Pages 245-255
    11. Dimitrios Mattheou
      Pages 293-298
    12. Mark Bray, Maria Manzon
      Pages 316-335
  4. Lessons from the Histories

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 364-385

About this book


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.


Comparative Education Comparative Education History Comparative Education Societies Europe Interpretation Nation Transnational education

Editors and affiliations

  • Vandra Masemann
    • 1
  • Mark Bray
    • 2
  • Maria Manzon
    • 3
  1. 1.Comparative and International Education CentreTorontoCanada
  2. 2.UNESCO International Institute for Educational PlanningParisFrance
  3. 3.The University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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