Editorial: Releasing the Vol.2 No. 2 of Global Comparative Education: Journal of the WCCES
N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba Cornell University 1 January 2019
It is with great pleasure to present to you the second issue, Vol 2 No 2, of our peer-reviewed Global Comparative Education: Journal of the WCCES. I would like to reiterate that the Journal publishes articles submitted in any of the six official languages of the United Nations: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish and it appears twice in March and September annually.
It is worth recalling that the first issue (Vol 1 No 1) was released during the 52nd Executive Committee meeting and conference in Corte (Corsica, France), and the second issue (Vol 2 No 1) at the 53rd Executive Committee the first WCCES symposium and the first retreat in Johannesburg (South Africa). This third issue (Vol 2 No 2) is released while we are preparing the 54th Executive Committee meeting in conjunction with the second WCCES symposium on “Immigrants and Comparative Education: Call to Re/Engagement.” Both will be held on January 14-15, 2019 and hosted by the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE).
This issue comprises of four regular articles (three in English and one in French), one article on the profile of a comparative educator, and five book reviews.
I would like to acknowledge again all the contributors to this issue and express our gratitude to those who continue to devote considerable time toward the production of each issue, including this one: Eve Coxon, Aïcha Maherzi, Kanishka Bedi, and Greg Misiaszek and his team that produced the translation of the abstracts and helped format the layout. I wish to thank the members of the Advisory Board and the Editorial Committee. I would also like to thank many other colleagues who are not on the editorial committee, but enthusiastically served as reviewers.
I wish to express special thanks to James Jacob who, in addition to serving as associate editor assisting with the copyediting of the accepted contributions in English, continued to play a crucial role as the WCCES Historian by working on the Journal’s regularly scheduled entry on profiles of notable comparative education scholars. For the profile in this issue, I would like to thank Mark Bray, a comparative education scholar who has played major roles, including as Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre (CERC), UNESCO Chair Professor in Comparative Education at the University of Hong Kong, past President of Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), and past Director of Comparative Education Society of Asia (CESA).
I am also pleased to announce that several colleagues have expressed interest in playing specific roles in support of the Journal. They will be listed soon, once we finalize their respective appointments process. However, we need more assistance with reviews, edits and/or translations in the different languages.
Finally, as the holiday season is upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to extend to the comparative education community and all our readers our best wishes for 2019.