Comparative Education: The Construction of a Field

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 7, 2011 - Education - 304 pages
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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
 

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Contents

Deconstructing Comparative Education
1
2 Disciplines and Fields in Academic Discourse
13
3 The Empirical Substance and Mass that Constitute the Field of Comparative Education
37
4 Intellectual Histories of Comparative Education
127
5 Mapping the Intellectual Discourse on Comparative Education
153
6 Reconstructing Comparative Education
217
Appendix 1 List of Key Informants Interviewed
231
References
251
Notes on the Author
285
Index
287
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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.

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