About Us

The Teaching Comparative Education SIG of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) was founded in 2012. The CIES TCE SIG brings together scholars, instructors, and practitioners of comparative and international education globally. Membership is open to all registered CIES members.

Purpose

The Teaching Comparative Education SIG aims:

  • To create an open forum for collaboration and exchange about the teaching of comparative education in colleges and universities worldwide;
  • To provide a place for teachers of comparative and international education to find course syllabi and materials to guide their own teaching;
  • To continue to collect and build the repertoire of comparative and international education materials used by comparativists worldwide; and
  • To promote scholarship on the teaching of the field and to consider how this teaching (content and pedagogy) occurs at different educational levels (graduate and undergraduate) and in diverse country and cultural contexts.

Current Activities

A major activity of the Teaching Comparative Education SIG of CIES is the continued development of the Comparative Education Instructional Materials Archive (CEIMA).  CEIMA is an active site that collects and posts comparative and international education instructional materials from comparativists at universities worldwide.  The archive provides an opportunity for CIES members to access course syllabi, assignments, research projects, and other innovative materials for any course, both graduate and undergraduate, that incorporates comparative education.  In the process, CIES members learn about the efforts of comparative educators to teach the field to a new generation of students, practitioners, and instructors.  With financial support from CIES, CEIMA is now housed on the Teaching Comparative Education SIG website (http://www.ciestcesig.org/ceimahome/) where you can retrieve previously submitted materials and submit your own course materials for the betterment of the field.