Greetings from San Francisco Bay!
As we embark upon our journey of insightful and enriching scholarly readings in the inaugural issue of World Voices Nexus: The WCCES Chronicle, we appreciate and celebrate the diversity of thoughts, languages, and writing style in different parts of the world. As you will notice, every picture used for an article in WVN captures the celebration mood, natural beauty, city scape, or a historical monument signifying the diversity that we are blessed with in this beautiful world.
Apart from its focus on short scholarly articles in the regular issues of the Chronicle, the WVN platform intends to capture developments about key events, new programs on comparative education, new societies and associations, job vacancies, perspectives, and much more on its portal www.worldcces.org. As the submission guidelines indicate, World Voices Nexus is a comprehensive resource of comparative education, in addition to the main website of the WCCES: www.wcces-online.org
The WCCES President Professor (Dr.) N'Dri T. Assié-Lumumba envisioned WVN as a platform for comparative educationists from all over the globe to share their voices about research ideas, practice, and ongoing research through short scholarly articles. According to her, the nexus of all these world voices will help in achieving the objectives of the WCCES. Article 1 covering the African philosophy of Ubuntu has been contributed by herself in this inaugural issue to underline the importance of mutual respect, global harmony and empathy for a shared present and common future. The image of a herd of elephants in Article 1 represents the power of togetherness and synergy while symbolizing the mesmerizing African country Professor Assié-Lumumba hails from: Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). Similarly, Articles 2 to 7 contributed by ace scholars from Brazil, Kuwait, China, Oceania, Mexico and India reflect key issues in comparative education, policy and practice.
While World Voices Nexus invites submission in the six official languages of the United Nations, viz. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish for peer-reviews, technology today allows its articles to be read by one and all in numerous languages. It is strongly recommended that readers access these articles through their respective buttons below in the latest version of Google Chrome browser, which automatically mounts a “translate” bar on top of the window for any article that is not in English language. Thus, the readers have the convenience of reading such articles in any language of their preference through this automatic translation tool. However, the editorial team of WVN does not take responsibility of any errors in translation done by this automated tool of Chrome and urges the readers to use their scholarly intellect in deciphering the meaning conveyed by the authors of these articles.
On behalf of Co-Editors Professor Amasa Philip Ndofirepi and Professor Gauri P. Hardikar and the whole editorial team and advisory board, I take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in World Voices Nexus: The WCCES Chronicle. We welcome feedback/ comments (using the comments button below every article) in the inaugural issue and submissions from you for the next issues of WVN.
Dr. Kanishka Bedi
Tuesday, 10 Oct. 2017
Table of Contents
Article 1: Dialogical possibilities in comparative education - Ubuntu perspectives in the
global context of educational processes and debates: Dr. N'Dri T. Assie-Lumumba
Article 2: States and fragile democracies in Latin America - Comparative analysis on
institutional power and power in fact: Dr. Luis Enrique Aguilar
Article 3: Teacher preparation programs in Kuwait - A profile comparative analysis: Dr. Ahoud
Article 4: Analyzing the context which affects the implementation and impact of educational
reforms - Insights from Hong Kong and South Korean cases: Dr. Taehee Choi
Article 5: From ANZCIES to OCIES: Reinvigorating comparative & international education in
Oceania: Dr. Eve Coxon & Dr. Juliana Mohok McLaughlin
Article 6: In the line of deportation - Mexican migrants and education in the United States:
Dr. Marco Aurelio Navarro Leal
Dr. Kanishka Bedi