New PDF release: Common Interests, Uncommon Goals: Histories of the World

By Vandra Masemann, Mark Bray, Maria Manzon

The international Council of Comparative schooling Societies (WCCES) used to be validated in 1970 as an umbrella physique which introduced jointly 5 nationwide and local comparative schooling societies. Over the many years it drastically extended, and now embraces 3 dozen societies.

This booklet provides histories of the WCCES and its member societies. It indicates ways that the sector has replaced over the many years, and the forces that have formed it in numerous elements of the area. The publication demonstrates that whereas comparative schooling may be visible as a unmarried international box, it has diverse features in several international locations and cultures. during this experience, the publication provides a comparability of comparisons.

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The first two years of that period coincided, with only a few months’ variation, with my position as President-elect and President of the US-based Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Those years thus marked a time when I was President of both the World Council and of the CIES, the first and largest national comparative education society. The Second Decade Begins: The Early 1980s The way my World Council presidency began is plausibly the most interesting and important aspect of my term in office.

In 1977, Leo Fernig was replaced as IBE Director. By January 1978, the IBE, which had funded Hamori’s office, gave notice that her salary would be terminated as of June of that year (though it was extended to July with World Council funds). The Japan society agreed to take over the Secretariat from Hamori only for a brief period until the 4th Congress in July 1980 (WCCES, Minutes, 7 July 1980, Saitama). World Congresses: 1974-1980 As mentioned in the Introduction to this book, the most prominent the activities of the World Council have been the World Congresses.

During this time a committee was formed, consisting of representatives of these organisations, to explore the formation of a World Council. The Council in Katz’s note referred to the period when the WCCES was established, acquired its Secretariat at the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE) in Geneva, Switzerland, held its second World Congress, and started issuing its Newsletters and fostering communication among the member comparative education societies. Katz viewed the Council developing in the third period largely as a series of national/regional society meetings in Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver in Canada; Hamburg, Germany; Paris, France; Frascati, Italy; San Diego, USA; and Sydney, Australia.

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