This book is a remarkable feat of scholarship a 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. Manzonas work is indispensable a a word I do not use lightly a 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 fieldas most illustrious thinkers. Erwin H. Epstein Director, Center for Comparative Education Loyola University, Chicago, USAThe Construction of a Field Maria Manzon. Pre-1945. Period. This period saw the founding of three yearbooks of education, which analysed specific educational themes and developments throughout the world. Bereday (1964, pp.232-240)anbsp;...
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