Loyola University Chicago

Center for Comparative Education


The Center for Comparative Education (CCE) is an interdisciplinary research center within the School of Education of Loyola University Chicago. Scholars in this area use the tools of the social sciences and the humanities to study educational issues that have a global or international dimension. At the CCE we are particularly interested in making social justice more prominent in education systems and discussions around the globe.

Established in 2006, the CCE is now directed by Dr. Noah W. Sobe, Professor of Cultural and Educational Policy Studies at Loyola University Chicago. As part of working to advance the comparative and international education professional community and advance teaching and research in this area at Loyola we sponsor lectures, host webinars, manage a blog, and support a number of publishing and research initiatives.

Current CCE projects include a Spencer Foundation-funded research project (October 2015-December 2016) looking at different conceptions of merit and meritocracy in education in China, Italy, Russia and the US.  The CCE is also please to support the field by acting as a host and sponsor of the August 2016 International Standing Conference on the History of Education (ISCHE) conference as well as the March 2017 Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Meeting in Atlanta.