Purpose

The International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES) is a research and educational organization founded in 1978. Its purpose is to support, encourage and provide assistance to those seeking to initiate and strengthen research and teaching programs in comparative physical education and sport throughout the world. Specifically, ISCPES distributes research findings and information; supports and co-operates with local, national and international organizations having similar goals; organizes and arranges meetings bringing together people from around the world working in comparative physical education and sport and issues publications. The scope of the Society’s academic mandate is affected by member’s interests and research needs. Members are drawn from all the sub-disciplines of sport science and are united by an interest in cross-cultural and international issues. The society defines comparative study as investigation into and comparison of two or more units such as countries, cultures, ideologies, regions, states, systems, institutions or populations. The phenomena to be compared include\ all elements of physical education and sport models, programmes and practices in a macro or micro context, . Such phenomena are universal, but cross-culturally and cross nationally they differ in focus and substance. The Society promotes the examination of issues related to the study of regions, nations and cultures, education for internationalism, sport and development and physical education as a human right.