Loyola University Chicago

Center for Comparative Education


The Center for Comparative Education (CCE) occasionally hosts webinars and in January 2012 and 2013 we partnered with the Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) Globalization & Education SIG to bring together researchers and students interested in researching globalization and education.

January 2013 Webinar: “Locating the ‘global’ in education”

On January 16, 2013 in partnership with the CIES Globalization & Education SIG the Center for Comparative Education at Loyola University Chicago co-hosted a webinar titled Locating the ‘global’ in education and ethnography: conceptual considerations and practical applications for comparative education research. The aim of this 90 minute webinar was to foster an open discussion on conceptualizing the ‘global’ in education research, and its implications for and applications in research. Key questions included: how do we research the ‘global’ in education? How do we locate the ‘global’ in ethnographic education research? What are the implications for conceptualizing a comparative education research programme/project, and what are some practical applications? The webinar began with short presentations from scholars working on these issues Liz Boner (UC Berkeley, Center for African Studies), Amy Stambach and David Mills with Zuki Karpinska (Department of Education, University of Oxford), and Gita Steiner-Khamsi (Teachers College, Columbia University). Titles and abstracts for their presentations are available here. The presentations were followed by rich discussion with members of the audience.

January 2012 Webinar: “Ethnography and Globalization”

On January 31, 2012, together with the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Globalization and Education Special Interest Group (SIG), the Loyola University Chicago Center for Comparative Education co-hosted a webinar on the topic of Ethnography and the Research Agenda for Studying Globalization and Education. This 90-minute event featured short presentations by Kathryn Anderson-Levitt (UCLA, United States), Stephen Carney (Roskilde University, Denmark), and Susan Robertson (University of Bristol, UK), followed by a stimulating discussion with the over 50 researchers, students and practitioners who attended the online event. These participants came from over a dozen countries, including Australia, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, El Salvador, Italy, Germany, Rwanda, the United Kingdom, the United States and Zambia.