The Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC)

  • Suzanne Majhanovich
  • Zhang Lanlin
Part of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education book series (CERC, volume 21)

The Comparative and International Education Society of Canada/Société canadienne d’éducation comparée et internationale (CIESC/SCECI) was established on 5 June 1967. As an educational society in an officially-bilingual country, the society from the outset has been a bilingual organisation with its Constitution in both English and French. Conference papers may be in either language, and the society’s journal also publishes in both English and French. In 1970 the 1st World Congress of Comparative Education Societies was held in Ottawa; and in 1989 the CIESC hosted the 7th World Congress in Montreal.

This chapter presents a history of the development of the CIESC, touching on its context and epistemological foundations. The society’s characteristics are discussed and its activities are presented. The foci include CIESC members’ international leadership, the journal, awards, and academic endeavours. The concluding section comments on challenges and future directions.


Canadian Society Comparative Education Learn Society Education Society International Development Research Centre 
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© Comparative Education Research Centre 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Suzanne Majhanovich
    • 1
  • Zhang Lanlin
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationThe University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.LondonCanada

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