Beyond the Comparative

Advancing Theory and its Application to Practice

  • Editors
  • John C. Weidman
  • W. James Jacob

Part of the Pittsburgh Studies In Comparative and International Education book series (PSCIE, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
    1. John C. Weidman, W. James Jacob
      Pages 1-16
  2. Social Cartography in CIDE Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Val D. Rust, Amanda Kenderes
      Pages 19-29
    3. Erwin H. Epstein, Katherine T. Carroll
      Pages 31-48
    4. Richard E. Rodman
      Pages 49-67
    5. W. James Jacob, Jennifer R. Crandall, Jason Hilton, Laura Northrop
      Pages 69-91
    6. Irving Epstein
      Pages 93-112
    7. Moosung Lee, Tom Friedrich
      Pages 113-144
    8. Lou Sabina
      Pages 145-151
    9. Yukiko Yamamoto, Maureen W. Mcclure
      Pages 153-170
  3. Mapping Conceptual Issues in CIDE Research

  4. Regional Perspectives of Social Cartography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. Sheng Yao Cheng, W. James Jacob, Pochang Chen
      Pages 295-314
    3. Roger Boshier
      Pages 315-332
    4. Enkhjargal Adiya Diffendal, John C. Weidman
      Pages 333-353
    5. Mark B. Ginsburg, Peggy Nsama Chakufyali, Kalima Kalima, Benny Mwaanga, Winnehl Tubman
      Pages 355-370
    6. Shoko Yamada, Jing Liu
      Pages 371-393
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 395-415

About this book


We are pleased to introduce this inaugural volume in the PSCIE Series—Beyond the Comparative: Advancing Theory and Its Application to Practice—which expands on the life work of University of Pittsburgh Professor Rolland G. Paulston (1929-2006). Recognized as a stalwart in the field of comparative and international education, Paulston’s most widely recognized contribution is in social cartography. He demonstrated that mapping comparative, international, and development education (CIDE) is no easy task and, depending on the perspective of the mapper, there may be multiple cartographies to chart. The 35 contributors to this volume, representing a range of senior and junior scholars from various CIDE backgrounds and perspectives, celebrate the life and work of Paulston by addressing issues, perspectives and approaches related to charting the future course of the field. The volume reports on new research in several genres as well as conceptual analysis. As the title suggests, authors were encouraged to go “beyond” established canons of CIDE. The cover art, The CIDE Theoretical Compass, was conceptualized by the editors and depicts that theory selection and theory generation are an ongoing and important process in comparative, international, and development education (CIDE). The image was designed by artist Natalie Jacob, which positions the CIDE Theoretical Compass over Rolland G. Paulston’s 1993 concentric circle map.

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