About the Center

The Center for Comparative Education in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago is an interdisciplinary research center dedicated to bringing a global perspective to the study of educational policy and practice.

CCE Director Professor Noah W. Sobe becomes CIES President-Elect

CCE Director Professor Noah W. Sobe becomes CIES President-Elect

March 15th, 2016

At the recent its recent annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada CCE Director Professor Noah W. Sobe became President-Elect of the US-based Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).  With over 3000 members from over 120 countries CIES is the largest and oldest comparative and international education professional association in existence.  In 2015-2016 Sobe served as Vice-President […]


CCE Founding Director Emeritus Professor Erwin H. Epstein Delivers George F. Kneller Lecture at CIES 2016

CCE Founding Director Emeritus Professor Erwin H. Epstein Delivers George F. Kneller Lecture at CIES 2016

March 6th, 2016

Emeritus Professor and CCE Founding Director Erwin H. Epstein recently gave the George F. Kneller Lecture at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2016 annual conference in Vancouver, Canada.  In Professor Epstein’s talk, entitled “Why Comparative and International Education? Reflections on the Conflation of Names,” he noted that Loyola’s CCE is one of only […]


CCE to Assist in Hosting International History of Education Conference

CCE to Assist in Hosting International History of Education Conference

October 1st, 2015

In August 2016 the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago will be hosting a large international gathering of historians of education from around the globe.  The CCE is pleased to join as one of the sponsors of the 38th annual ISCHE conference (International Standing Conference on the History of Education).  Co-convened by CCE Director […]


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Education and Reinvigorating the Ethics of Freedom

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Education and Reinvigorating the Ethics of Freedom

September 25th, 2015

On September 24, 2015 CCE Director Professor Noah W. Sobe was invited to participate on a panel at Teachers College, Columbia University on “Research and Teaching in International Education and Development: New Paradigms and Perspectives in the Post-2015 Era”. The event was sponsored by the Geneva, Switzerland-based NORRAG (the Network for International Policies and Cooperation […]


Professor Noah W. Sobe gives keynote address at Brazilian Historians of Education Biennial Conference

Professor Noah W. Sobe gives keynote address at Brazilian Historians of Education Biennial Conference

July 22nd, 2015

At the end of June Professor Noah W. Sobe was at the VIII Congresso Brasileiro de História da Educação conference in Maringa, Brazil as a guest of the Brazilian Historians of Education Association (SBHE) to give a workshop and participate in a special invited panel on sources and interpretation in the history of education.  Prof. […]


Irving Epstein (Illinois Wesleyan University) to Give Lecture on Youth, Social Movements and Technology

Irving Epstein (Illinois Wesleyan University) to Give Lecture on Youth, Social Movements and Technology

March 26th, 2015

The Center for Comparative Education is pleased to welcome Dr. Irving Epstein (Illinois Wesleyan University) who will give a lecture titled “Comparing 21st Century Student Movements: Old Wine in New Bottles or the Beginnings of Fundamental Structural Change” on Wednesday April 1st, 6:15-7:15 in Cuneo 104, Lake Shore Campus. Epstein is Professor of Educational Studies […]


Professor Noah W. Sobe elected Vice-President of CIES

Professor Noah W. Sobe elected Vice-President of CIES

March 15th, 2015

On March 12, 2015 at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. it was announced that Professor Noah W. Sobe, Cultural and Educational Policy Studies Program Chair and Director of the Center for Comparative Education at Loyola University Chicago, had been elected Vice-President of the Society…


Dr. Rebecca Adami to give lecture on Women’s Role in the development of Human Rights  Wednesday March 18th, 6pm-7pm

Dr. Rebecca Adami to give lecture on Women’s Role in the development of Human Rights Wednesday March 18th, 6pm-7pm

March 10th, 2015

Rebecca Adami of Teachers College, Columbia University will be giving a lecture titled “Women’s Role in the Development of ‘Human Rights’” Wednesday March 18th, 6pm-7pm in Regents Hall, Lewis Towers 111 E Pearson Street. Professor Adami is a Fulbright Fellow and visiting scholar at the Department of Arts and Humanities, Teachers College as well as […]


Lecture on “Rethinking ‘Context’ for Comparative Education Research” at OISE, Toronto

Lecture on “Rethinking ‘Context’ for Comparative Education Research” at OISE, Toronto

December 15th, 2014

Professor Noah W. Sobe, Director of the Center for Comparative Education, delivered a guest lecture at CIDEC, Ontario Institute for the Study of Education, University of Toronto, Canada titled “Rethinking ‘Context’ For Comparative Education Research: Theory, Method and Application to the Comparative Study of Accountability in Education.”  An Adobe Connect recording of the December 10, […]


CEPS Faculty on Lecture Tour in Brazil

CEPS Faculty on Lecture Tour in Brazil

October 10th, 2014

On October 6-7 Professors Amy Shuffelton and Noah W. Sobe, both faculty in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, delivered a series of lectures at the State University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP) in Brazil. As part of a cycle of seminars on education, the family and childhood, Professor Shuffelton spoke on parent involvement and the privatization […]