The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) is the oldest and largest body of its kind, and is a leader among the 44 members of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES). This book celebrates the CIES’ 60th anniversary. The Society grew out of a series of conferences in the mid-1950s. Those conferences were attended by a small group of scholars in the USA who were keen to elucidate and expand their field. Now the Society has over 2,500 individual and about 900 institutional members (mainly libraries) around the world. The book explains how the Society was constructed and internationalized. It analyzes its development trajectory, its major structural components, and the programs and curricula that it has inspired and nourished. The significance of the book is not restricted to the CIES. It will certainly interest counterparts in other WCCES constituent societies and scholars from all fields who are concerned with institutional structures and their evolution.
About the Author
Erwin H. Epstein is Professor Emeritus at Loyola University Chicago. He has been CIES President (1981–82), Historian (2008–14), and editor of the Comparative Education Review (1988–98). He has also been President of the WCCES (1980–83). For several years before his retirement, he was Director of the Center for Comparative Education at Loyola, and before that was Director of the University Center for International Studies at the Ohio State University.
Table of Contents
Abbreviations and Acronyms.- List of Tables.- List of Figures.- Foreword, Mark BRAY.- Introduction: Building a Home, Erwin H. EPSTEIN.- Institutionalization.- 1 Setting the Foundation, Elizabeth Sherman SWING.- 2 Professionalizing the Field, Alexander W. WISEMAN & Cheryl MATHERLY.- 3 Program Development, Allison H. BLOSSER.- 4 Supporting New Scholars, Sahtiya Hosoda HAMMELL & Maria Ishaq KHAN.- Internationalization.- 5 Inserting International Education into the Comparative Education Society, Louis BERENDS & Maria TRAKAS.- 6 The Society in the World Council of Comparative Education Societies, Vandra L. MASEMANN.- Intellectual Currents.- 7 Shaping the Intellectual Landscape, José COSSA.- 8 The Comparative Education Review, Bjørn H. NORDTVEIT.- 9 The Mobilization of Knowledge, Iveta SILOVA, Robyn READ & Karen MUNDY.- 10 The Social Organization of CIES Special Interest Groups, Oren PIZMONY-LEVY.- 11 Focusing on Gender and Education, NELLY P. STROMQUIST, Halla B. HOLMARSDOTTIR, & Caroline MANION.- Distinguished Shapers and Doers.- 12 Shaping Leadership, Ratna GHOSH & Mariusz GALCZYNKSI.- 13 Early Leaders: Isaac L. Kandel, William W. Brickman, and C. Arnold Anderson, Erwin H. EPSTEIN.- 14 Early Leaders: Gerald H. Read and George Z.F. Bereday, Linda F. ROBERTSON & Kenneth CUSHNER.- 15 The Oral History Project: Comparatively Speaking I and II, Gita STEINER-KHAMSI.- 16 CIEclopedia: Profiling Distinguished Society Leaders, Maria MANZON.- 17 Honoring Merit, Hilary LANDORF & L. Bahia SIMONS-LANE.- Prime Resources.- 18 Developing the Archive, Erwin H. EPSTEIN.- 19 Developing the CIES Newsletter, Martha C. MERRILL.- 20 The Comparative and International Education Course Archive Project (CIECAP), Kathleen M. STONE.- 21 The Comparative Education Instructional Materials Archive (CEIMA), Patricia K. KUBOW.- Conclusion: Lighting the Society, Erwin H. EPSTEIN.- Appendix A Finding Aid for the Comparative and International Education Society Records: the CIES Archive.- Appendix B CIES Presidents.- Notes on the Authors.- Index.