Loyola University Chicago

Center for Comparative Education


The Center for Comparative Education (CCE) at Loyola University Chicago is an interdisciplinary center dedicated to bringing a global perspective to research on educational policy and practice. We work on projects and contribute to initiatives that will advance the field of comparative and international education and bring social justice concerns into education around the globe.

Current Projects

On October 17, 2012 the CCE will host an online book group discussion of Anna Tsing's book Friction. Click here for more information.

On January 31, 2012 the CCE hosted a webinar on "Ethnography and the Research Agenda for Studying Globalization and Education", in collaboration with the Comparative and International Education Society's Globalization & Education SIG. A recording of the event is posted online. Click here for more information.

The CCE has launched a blog, http://blogs.luc.edu/cce/, that aims to provide relevant and timely information on important issues in comparative and international education, as well as the international higher education sector.

Together with Loyola's Comparative and International Education Graduate Student Association (CIEGSA) the CCE will be guest-editing the fall 2012 issue of Current Issues in Comparative Education, an online journal based at Teachers College, Columbia University and one of the leading publications in the field. Click here for more information.

Past Projects

(CIECAP) Comparative and International Education Course Archive Project—From 2006 to 2011, under the direction of Professor Erwin H. Epstein, the CCE hosted the CIECAP project, a collection of introductory course outlines in comparative education as well as an on-line database of salient features of these courses as taught at universities around the world. The CIECAP project continues under Professor Epstein's supervision and is now based at the University at Albany (SUNY).