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Comparative and International Education:

Innovative Methods in Comparative and International Education

Volume 18, Issue 1, Fall 2015

Scholars in the field of Comparative and International Education (CIE) have been known to embrace multiple methodologies, deriving from the field’s rich connection to academic disciplines. This diverse range of methodologies—encompassing techniques from qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods—has strengthened the relevance and richness of CIE scholarship. There are numerous examples of innovative methods that have pushed the field to new heights. For instance, the vertical case study method has given scholars in the field a holistic approach through a multidimensional lens. Advanced statistical techniques, such as Hierarchical Linear Models (HLM) and Item Response Theory (IRT), have improved analysis of International Large-Scale Assessments. Most recently, we have seen the usage of social network analysis to map the interaction between actors in education.


While CICE recognizes that there has already been some work using these methods, we believe that a clear reflection on their contribution to the CIE field is missing. Thus, this Call for Papers is requesting submissions that discuss innovated methods in CIE. The listed examples are but only a few of the innovations in methods being used in the field at large and we hope to find more through this issue. The journal is looking for pieces that not only have used these methods, but which also provide a clear connection to the larger field in terms of theory, practice, etc.   


We would like authors to consider the following questions:

·    Which innovative methods can be applied to the CIE field?

·    What has been missing with this new technique and its connection to the CIE field?

·    What is the future for this innovation in CIE?

·    What kind of insight does this method provide to the field that cannot be found by using more traditional methods?

Submissions are not restricted to scholars in the field of CIE and we welcome submissions from other disciplines (e.g. anthropology, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, economics).


Manuscript Submissions

If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please read CICE's Submission Guidelines by clicking here. All manuscripts and any questions/comments should be submitted to: to adhere to the guidelines may result in your manuscript not receiving proper consideration. 

CICE ( is an open-access online academic journal from Columbia University’s Teachers College that seeks clear and significant contributions that further debate on educational policies and comparative studies in international contexts. We publish articles from teachers, administrators, professors, graduate students, policy-makers, and education specialists from governmental and non-governmental organizations. Thus, we welcome responses and insights from various perspectives to the topic presented above.


All submissions must be in Word format (“.doc”, “.rtf”, or “.txt” files) and uncompressed (i.e. not “.zip”, “.bin”, etc.). Authors are encouraged to submit original articles no longer than 4000 to 5000 words in length, including an abstract of between 100-150 words, footnotes, and references in APA format as email attachments to