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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.
The CIES 2015 Annual Conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on March 8-13. For inquiries send emails to CIES2015@cies.us.
Call for Regional CIES Meeting Proposals
If your university is interested in hosting or organizing a regional CIES meeting and you would like to apply for funds to support that educational meeting, please complete the application found here.
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Individuals and students who subscribe to Comparative Education Review (CER) are automatically enrolled as members of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). Membership includes a subscription to the Comparative Education Review, the CIES Newsletter, which is published three times a year, and a discount on registration fee at CIES annual conferences.
Dear CIES members,
We have created an online forum for you to post comments on CER articles or other items (2 Million Minutes Documentary, Jackie Kirk's Tribute, Steve Klees' Presidential Address). Please note that you need to register to access the forum (this is a security measure so our forum remains free from spam). The forum registration steps are as follows:
To visit the forum (www.cies.us/forum)
Please let us hear from you. If you have any questions or comments regarding the CIES forum, please write us at email@example.com. If you wish to call, our number is 412-343-2437.
Recently Published Books and Reports by CIES Members: March 2013
(This list will be updated every 4 months or so)
For more information, please contact CIES2015@cies.us