2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Compare: a journal of comparative and international education. During the past forty years, the journal has evolved greatly – not just in terms of our ever-widening global audience and contributors and the frequency of publication – but also in developing a distinctive identity. Compare has created a unique space for educational research debate and methodological reflection in comparative and international education. Positioning ourselves at the intersection of comparative education and development studies, Compare has provided the opportunity for researchers in these often separate fields to share insights on methodology and develop conceptual debates from differing perspectives. Recent examples include our Special Issue on ‘Narrative methodological approaches: their contribution to comparative and international education’ (Vol. 38/3) and the sub-issue on ‘Literacies in comparative perspective’ (Vol. 39/4).
To celebrate our 40th. anniversary, we would like to invite contributions for a Special Issue in 2010 that will explore the intersection of comparative education and development studies. This might include analysis of historical changes in the conceptualisation of education (and educational research) within the fields of comparative education and development studies, the emerging role of Compare in relation to other journals in this field, or methodological reflections related to these themes. We would particularly welcome contributions from former and current editorial and advisory board members and writers for Compare.
As with all our Special Issues, papers will be subject to our normal anonymous peer review process. If you are interested in contributing, please send your paper by email to the Compare Editorial Office (email@example.com), indicating that it is intended for the 40th. Anniversary Special Issue. All papers should be received by November 30th 2009 in order to allow sufficient time for peer review and possible revisions.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.