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The 2015 CIES Annual Conference is March 8-13 in Washington, D.C. For more information visit the at conference website.

Key Deadlines:

  •       Early Submission Deadline: October 6, 2014
  •       Final Submission Deadline: December 1, 2014

Welcome to CIES!

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) is a scholarly association dedicated to increasing the understanding of educational issues, trends and policies through comparative, cross-cultural and international perspectives. Its nearly 2,500 individual members--researchers, analysts, practitioners and students--use different conceptual frameworks to explore topics related to education. These include a focus on schools, students, teachers and administrators, and on issues spanning early childhood and basic education to secondary and higher education, as well as non-formal education and life-long learning. Many CIES researchers compare learning and other educational disparities related to wealth, gender, ethnicity, language and socio-demographic status. Others examine the relationships between education and cultural processes, democratization, globalization, economic development and political conflict. The discourses, practices and programs of international actors—both governmental and non-governmental—are also an important topic of interest.

Since its founding in 1956 as the first comparative education society in the world, the CIES has grown into a dynamic professional association. Nearly half its members are younger scholars and practitioners who are learning to apply theories and methods of the social sciences and history to address the world’s most intractable educational problems. The CIES also sponsors an outstanding peer-reviewed journal in the field, the Comparative Education Review.

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Recently Published Books and Reports by CIES Members: March 2013

(This list will be updated every 4 months or so)
  • David Baker (2014) The Schooled Society: The Educational Transformation of Global Culture. Stanford University Press.
  • Mathew Zachariah. (2013) Making Anew my Home: A Memoir. Friesen Press.
  • Nelly P. Stromquist and Karen Monkman, eds. (2014) Globalization and Education: Integration and Contestation across Cultures, 2nd edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Mathew Zachariah. (2013) Making Anew my Home: A Memoir. Friesen Press.
  • Roger Goodman, Takehiko Kariya & John Taylor (2013) Higher Education and the State: Changing Relationships in Europe and East Asia. Symposium Books.
  • Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt (2013) Anthropologies of Education: A Global Guide to Ethnographic Studies of Learning and Schooling. New York: Berghahn.
  • David Kamens (2012) Beyond the Nation-State: The Reconstruction of Nationhood and Citizenship. Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Lesley Bartlett and Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, eds. (2013) Refugees, Immigrants, and Education in the Global South: Lives in Motion. New York: Routledge Press.
  • Gita Steiner-Khamsi and Florian Waldow, eds. (2012) Policy Borrowing and Lending. World Yearbook of Education 2012. London and New York: Routledge
  • Heinz-Dieter Meyer and Aaron Benavot, eds. (Forthcoming, 2013) The Power, Politics and Culture of Global Educational Benchmarking: Who Succeeds at Pisa and Why? Oxford UK: Symposium Books.
  • F. J. Vergara Ciordia, E. Gavari Starkie, & M. J. García Ruiz, eds. (Forthcoming, 2013) Conversaciones con un Maestro: Liber Amicorum. Editorial Ediasa.
  • C. G. Tello, ed. (Forthcoming 2013) Epistemologías de la Política Educativa: Enfoques y Perspectivas para el Análisis de Políticas Educativas. Editora Mercado de Letras.
  • Motoko Akiba, ed. (2013) Teacher Reforms around the World: Implementations and Outcomes. Emerald Press.
  • Maria Teresa Tatto, John Schwille, Sharon L. Senk, Lawrence Ingvarson, Glenn Rowley, Ray Peck, Kiril Bankov, Michael Rodriguez and Mark Reckase (2012) Policy, Practice, and Readiness to Teach Primary and Secondary Mathematics in 17 Countries Findings from the IEA Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M). Amsterdam: IEA.
  • Jody Heymann and Adele Cassola, eds. (2012) Lessons in Educational Equality: Successful Approaches to Intractable Problems around the World. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Karen Mundy and Sarah Dryden-Peterson, eds. (2011) Educating Children in Conflict Zones: Research, Policy, and Practice for Systemic Change—A Tribute to Jackie Kirk. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Maria Teresa Tatto, ed. (2012) Learning and Doing Policy Analysis in Education: Examining Diverse Approaches to Increasing Educational Access. Sense Publishers.
  • Erin Murphy-Graham (2012) Opening Minds, Improving Lives: Education and Women's Empowerment In Honduras. Berkeley: University of California.
  • Lesley Bartlett (2010) The Word and the World: The Cultural Politics of Literacy in Brazil. Creskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Antoni Verger, Mario Novelli and Hülya Kosar Altinyelken, eds. (2012) Global Education Policy and International Development: New Agendas, Issues and Policies. Continuum.
  • Justin Powell (2011) Barriers to Inclusion: Special Education in the US and Germany. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
  • Nancy Pine (2012) Educating Young Giants: What Kids Learn (And Don’t Learn) in China and America. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Zvi Bekerman and Michalinos Zembylas (2011) Teaching Contested Narratives: Identity, Memory and Reconciliation in Peace Education and Beyond. Cambridge University Press.
  • Claire McGlynn, Michalinos Zembylas, Zvi Bekerman and Tony Gallagher, eds. (2010) Peace Education in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: Comparative Perspectives. Macmillan.
  • Monisha Bajaj (2011) Schooling For Social Change: The Rise and Impact of Human Rights Education in India. Continuum.
  • W. James Jacob & John C. Weidman, eds. (2011) Beyond the Comparative: Advancing Theory and Its Application to Practice. Sense Publishers.
  • Maria Manzon (2011) Comparative Education: The Construction of a Field. Springer.
  • Marco Navarro-Leal, ed. (2010) Educación Comparada: Perspectivas y Casos. Editorial PLANEA.
  • Tom G. Griffiths and Zsuzsa Millei, eds. (2013) Logics of Socialist Education: En-gaging with Crisis, Insecurity and Uncertainty. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Iveta Silova, ed. (2010) Post-Socialism is Not Dead: (Re)Reading the Global in Comparative Education. Emerald Press.
  • Gary DeCoker and Christopher Bjork, eds. (2013) Japanese Education in an Era of Globalization: Culture, Politics, and Equity. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • David Blake Willis and Jeremy Rappleye, eds. (2011) Reimagining Japanese Education: Borders, Transfers, Circulations, and the Comparative. Symposium Books.
  • Rinelle Evans and Ailie Cleghorn (2012) Complex Classroom Encounters: A South African Perspective. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Amy Stambach (2010) Faith in Schools: Religion, Education, and American Evangelicals in East Africa. Stanford University Press.
  • Frances Vavrus and Lesley Bartlett (2013) Teaching in Tension: International Pedagogies, National Policies, and Teachers’ Practices in Tanzania. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.
  • Frances Vavrus, Matthew Thomas and Lesley Bartlett (2011) Ensuring Quality by Attending to Inquiry: Learner-Centered Pedagogy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Fundamentals of Teacher Education Development Series. Addis Ababa: UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa.
  • Steven J. Klees, Joel Samoff and Nelly P. Stromquist, eds. (2012) World Bank and Education: Critiques and Alternatives. Sense Publishers.
  • Susan L. Robertson, Karen Mundy, Karen Mundy and Qiang Zha, eds. (2012) Education and Global Cultural Dialogue: A Tribute to Ruth Hayhoe. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Vandra Masemann, Suzanne Majhanovich, Nhung Truong and Kara Janigan, eds. (2010) A Tribute to David N. Wilson: Clamouring for a Better World. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Stewart E. Sutin, Daniel Derrico, Rosalind Latiner Raby and Edward J. Valeau, eds. (2011) Increasing Effectiveness of the Community College Financial Model: A Global Perspective for the Global Economy.
  • Robert Hendrickson, Jason Lane, James T. Harris and Richard Dorman (2012) Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education: A Guide for Trustees, Leaders, and Aspiring Leaders of Two- and Four-Year Institutions. Henderson, VA: Stylus Press.
  • Gustavo Gregorutti (2011) Following the Path from Teaching to Research University: Increasing Knowledge Productivity. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Antoni Verger and Francine Menashy, eds. (2012) Public Private Partnerships in Education: New Actors and Modes of Governance in a Globalizing World.
  • Edward Elgar. John D. Palmer, Amy Roberts, Young Ha Cho and Gregory S. Ching (2011) The Internationalization of East Asian Higher Education: Globalizations’ Impact.
  • Zhenzhou Zhao (2010) China’s Mongols at University: Contesting Cultural Recognition. Lexington Press.
  • Ruth Hayhoe, Jun Li and Qiang Zha (2011) Portraits of 21st Century Chinese Universities: In the Move to Mass Higher Education. Hong Kong and Dordrecht: Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong and Springer.
  • William K. Cummings, Donald Fisher and William Locke, eds. (2011) Changing Governance and Management in Higher Education: The Perspectives of the Academy. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer.
  • Jason E. Lane and Bruce Johnstone, eds. (2012) Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers: Measuring Higher Education’s Contributions to Economic Development. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
  • Philip G. Altbach, ed. (2011) Leadership for World-Class Universities: Challenges For Developing Countries. New York: Routledge.
  • Kevin Kinser, Daniel C. Levy, Juan Carlos, Silas Casillas, Andres Bernasconi, Snejana Slantcheva- Durst, Wycliffe Otieno, Jason E. Lane, Prachayani Praphamontripong, William Zumeta and Robin Lasota (2010) The Global Growth of Private Higher Education. ASHE Higher Education Report (Vol. 36). San Francisco: Wiley/Jossey-Bass.
  • Jason Laker and Tracy Davis, eds. (2011) Masculinities in Higher Education. Routledge.
  • Philip G. Altbach and Jamil Salmi, eds. (2011) The Road To Academic Excellence: The Making Of World-Class Research Universities. Washington DC: World Bank Publications.
  • Charl Wolhuter, Nikolay, Popov, Bruno Leutwyler and Klara Skubic Ermenc, eds. (2013) Comparative Education at Universities World Wide. 3rd edition. Ljubljana University Faculty of Arts, Slovenia.
  • Shoko Yamada, ed. (2010) Multiple Conceptions of Education for All and EFA Development Goals: The processes of adopting a global agenda in the policies of Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. VDM Verlag.
  • E. Mark Hanson (2011) Economic Development, Education and Transnational Corporations. New York: Routledge.
  • Jason E. Lane and Kevin Kinser, eds. (2011) Multi-National Colleges & Universities: Leadership, Administration, and Governance of International Branch Campuses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Robert Rhoads and Katalin Szelenyi (2011) Global Citizenship and the University. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
  • Saloshna Vandeyar, ed. (2011) Hyphenated Selves: Immigrant Identities within Education Contexts. Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers.
  • Lesley Bartlett and Ofelia Garcia (2011) Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times: Bilingual Education and Dominican Immigrant Youth in the Heights. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
  • Jan Stewart (2011) Supporting Refugee Children: Strategies for Educators. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Joel E. Cohen and Martin B. Malin, eds. (2010) International Perspectives on the Goals of Universal Basic and Secondary Education. Routledge.
  • Alexander Wiseman, ed. (2010) The Impact of International Achievement Studies on National Education Policymaking. Emerald Press.
  • Lonnie R. Sherrod, Judith Torney-Purta and Constance A. Flanagan, eds. (2010) Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Manisha Gupte, Ramesh Awasthi and Shraddha Chickerur, eds. (2012) 'Honour' and Women's Rights: South Asian Perspectives. Pune, India: MASUM.
  • M. Ayaz Naseem (2010) Education and Gendered Citizenship in Pakistan. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Heinz-Dieter Meyer, Edward St. John, Maia Chankseliani, and Lina Uribe (eds), (2013). Fairness in Access to Higher Education in a Global Perspective. Reconciling Excellence, Efficiency, and Justice.. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

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