This book is a remarkable feat of scholarship - so remarkable in fact that I put it in the same league as the great classics of the field that had so much to do with setting the direction of Comparative Education. Indeed, this volume goes further than earlier classics to reveal, through textual analysis and interviews with key figures, how the epistemological foundations of the field and crucial professional developments combined to, as the title indicates, construct Comparative Education.
Manzon's work is indispensable - a word I do not use lightly - for scholars who seek a genuine grasp of the field: how it was formed and by whom, its major theoreticians, its professional foundations, and so on. Clearly too, this book marks the rise of a young star, Maria Manzon, who shows promise of joining the ranks of our field's most illustrious thinkers.
Erwin H. Epstein
Director, Center for Comparative Education
Loyola University, Chicago, USA
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 643 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm
Edition: 2011 ed.
From the reviews:
"This book is a kinder and more complete analysis of the history and culture of Comparative Education (CE) than any which have been attempted before. ... Maria Manzon's book should become a mandatory course for every CE student. This book is required reading." (Sonia Mehta, International Review of Education, Vol. 59, 2013)