The Empirical Substance and Mass that Constitute the Field of Comparative Education

  • Maria Manzon
Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 29)


In the present chapter, I attempt to present a global and comparative history and current state of comparative education as institutionalised in universities, specialist books and journals, and professional societies from 1900 to 2008. I review earlier surveys of the contours of the field as a critical tool to evaluate the institutional infrastructure of academic comparative education. I also comment on the work of national and international organisations in the field to complete the picture on the empirical mass and substance of comparative education. Finally, I propose three typologies to tease out the processes involved in the institutional construction of the field.


Professional Society Educational Study Asian Development Bank Comparative Education Academic Capital 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Manzon
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  1. 1.Comparative Education Research Centre Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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