Adding new “C”s to our lexicon when considering the future of comparative education research: Complexity, care, and caution



Palabras clave:

educación comparada, complejidad, cuidado, educación inclusiva, Canadá


This article explores the question “What can inclusive comparative and international education research look like?” I situate my own experience in comparative research to consider three “Cs” for the future of comparative and international education: Complexity, care, and cautions. Complexity refers to the divisive and challenging global issues that exist and in which comparative education research takes place. As comparative and international education researchers, we need to practice an ethic of care in engaging in research in increasingly complex times. I conclude by providing three cautions for the future of research: transparency, positionality, and ethical relationality.


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Steve Sider, Wilfrid Laurier University

  • Steve Sider is a professor in the Faculty of Education at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada where he teaches courses in global education, school leadership, and inclusive education. He currently holds three Canadian national research grants examining inclusive leadership practices of Canadian school principals. He travels regularly to Haiti, Ghana, and Egypt where he is involved in school leadership and special education training and research. He is the 2019 winner of the Laurier Donald F. Morgenson Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in the category of Excellence in Internationalization. He is the inaugural program coordinator for the Laurier Bachelor of Arts in International Education Studies program, the first of its kind in Canada. Prior to his work in the Faculty of Education, Dr. Sider was a school administrator, special education teacher, and classroom teacher for 15 years. He is on the executive of the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada (CIESC).



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Sider, S. (2021). Adding new “C”s to our lexicon when considering the future of comparative education research: Complexity, care, and caution. Revista Española De Educación Comparada, (40), 35–49.



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