Teaching Comparative Education in Cuba and the United States
This entry describes the historical development of teaching comparative education in higher education institutions in Cuba and the United States (USA), identifying changes in the student populations targeted, the types of countries highlighted, and the theoretical and methodological approaches emphasized. After presenting the historical developments for each country, the entry then provides a brief comparative analysis, identifying similarities and differences with respect to these issues over time and between Cuba and the USA.
We note that the teaching of began earlier in the USA than in Cuba (1899–1900 vs. 1944–1945), and the subsequent trajectories of whether and for which students courses were offered were far from linear in both countries. In terms of the geographical focus, the initial courses taught in these countries differed, though over time, the regions and countries emphasized became more similar, with courses in both countries increasingly paying attention to...
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