CERC Studies in Comparative Education

Comparative Education

The Construction of a Field

Authors: Manzon, Maria

  • Offers a globally extensive narrative of the histories of comparative education
  • Presents a monolithic work both in significance and originality unseen for over 40 years
  • Introduces a path-breaking conceptualization of the field of comparative education
  • Draws on a formidable range of data, including interviews with key international scholars
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About this book

This book is a remarkable feat of scholarship — so remarkable in fact that I put it in the same league as the great classics of the field that had so much to do with setting the direction of Comparative Education. Indeed, this volume goes further than earlier classics to reveal, through textual analysis and interviews with key figures, how the epistemological foundations of the field and crucial professional developments combined to, as the title indicates, construct Comparative Education.

Manzon’s work is indispensable — a word I do not use lightly — for scholars who seek a genuine grasp of the field: how it was formed and by whom, its major theoreticians, its professional foundations, and so on. Clearly too, this book marks the rise of a young star, Maria Manzon, who shows promise of joining the ranks of our field’s most illustrious thinkers.

Erwin H. Epstein

Director, Center for Comparative Education

Loyola University, Chicago, USA

 

About the authors

Maria Manzon is a Research Associate of the Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC) at the University of Hong Kong. She was Editor of the CIEclopedia in 2009 and 2010, and Assistant Secretary General of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) in 2005.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book is a kinder and more complete analysis of the history and culture of Comparative Education (CE) than any which have been attempted before. … Maria Manzon’s book should become a mandatory course for every CE student. This book is required reading.” (Sonia Mehta, International Review of Education, Vol. 59, 2013)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Deconstructing Comparative Education

    Manzon, Maria

    Pages 1-12

  • Disciplines and Fields in Academic Discourse

    Manzon, Maria

    Pages 13-36

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

    Manzon, Maria

    Pages 37-126

  • Intellectual Histories of Comparative Education

    Manzon, Maria

    Pages 127-152

  • Mapping the Intellectual Discourse on ‘Comparative Education’

    Manzon, Maria

    Pages 153-216

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1930-9
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-1929-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comparative Education
Book Subtitle
The Construction of a Field
Authors
Series Title
CERC Studies in Comparative Education
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1930-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1930-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1929-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 304
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