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International Resources: Comparative Education Associations

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Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (OCIES)

OCIES, formerly ANZCIES, is a policy and research society that includes members from 11 different countries in the Asia-Pacific region. In order to encourage shared ideas and comparative education research, OCIES publishes the International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives (IEJ).


British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE)

BAICE is the UK affiliate of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies, and serves to promote international and comparative education research. Its members comprise teachers, policy makers and researchers, and BAICE provides both research publications and policy advice to  interested parties.


Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE)

CESE is a founding member of the WCCES and has a European focus to its research and publications. They maintain an archive of past newsletters, conference papers and papers about the comparative education field, and host a conference every other year, with occasional symposia at other times.

Comparative & International Education Society (CIES)

CIES serves as a forum for the international study of educational ideas, systems and  practices, and counts more than 2000 individual members and 1000 institutional members among its ranks. To foster communication among its members, CIES  maintains the Comparative Education Review, a quarterly professional journal as well as thrice-yearly newsletter, and also hosts an annual conference.


The World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS)

WALS is an association of teachers and education researcher from several countries  focusing on improving educational quality though pedagogical experiments and action research. WALS serves as a network for these teachers and researchers, allowing them to share ideas in an annual conference as well as through the website and the Journal of Lesson Studies and Learning. Lesson study resources are available here.


World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES)

The World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) seeks to promote comparative and international education and to apply comparative education solutions to struggling education systems around the world. WCCES serves as the parent group of 38 constituent societies who have a more specific geographic membership and focus.

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