From cross-disciplinary perspectives, the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) explores educational issues related to schools, students, teachers, and administrators — from early childhood and primary school to secondary and higher education, as well as non-formal education and lifelong learning. Some compare achievement inequalities across socio-economic status, gender, ethnicity, and language. Others examine the relationship between education and cultural processes, democratization, globalization, economic development, and political conflict.
Established as an academic association in 1956, CIES has attracted a diverse audience in working towards its mission to foster cross-cultural understanding and scholarship. Within the last decade alone, CIES membership has doubled — reflecting the global expansion of academic and professional positions as well as a commitment to international education and cooperation.
IMPACTS research assistants and doctoral students Shannon Hutcheson and Sarah Lewington are presenting at CIES 2019 in San Francisco. More information is available on the conference website.