Common Interests, Uncommon Goals: Histories of the World by Vandra Masemann, Mark Bray, Maria Manzon

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By Vandra Masemann, Mark Bray, Maria Manzon

The realm Council of Comparative schooling Societies (WCCES) was once demonstrated in 1970 as an umbrella physique which introduced jointly 5 nationwide and local comparative schooling societies. Over the many years it tremendously accelerated, and now embraces 3 dozen societies. This booklet provides histories of the WCCES and its member societies. It indicates ways that the sector has replaced over the a long time, and the forces that have formed it in numerous components of the realm.

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Around the time of my nomination and election, the CIES decided to change its constitution to include a Vice Presidential term prior to President-elect. The revised CIES protocol dictated that the Vice-President would succeed automatically after one year to President-elect, and then to President after another year. VXxxMasemann et al. ), Common V V Interests, U V Uncommon Goals V – Histories of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies 1 and its Members, 20–32. © 2008 Comparative Education Research R Centre.

It became clear that the Executive Committee was not yet willing to give up on my proposal, and was intent on pursuing every possible remedy. After much deliberation and searching of consciences, the Executive Committee and I reached a compromise, to the great relief of all. We agreed that I would not challenge the UNESCO protocol The World Council at the Turn of the Turbulent 80s 25 disallowing Taiwanese scholars from full participation in the current Congress if the Council would guarantee that in the future, the protocol would be discontinued in all matters governed by the Council, including World Congresses.

This was a major commitment, and virtually guaranteed a successful combined World Congress and CIES meeting. There were, however, several obstacles. First, I had to convince the CIES Board of Directors to accept the proposal. This was no small matter. For one thing, this would be a CIES meeting combined with a World Congress held outside the US. To be sure, the venue would not be unprecedented. The March 1980 CIES meeting at which the proposal would be discussed was itself being held outside the US – in Vancouver, Canada – and it would not be for the first time.

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