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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Comparative Education Research Centre 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6924-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6925-3
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