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ISCPES

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS

ABOUT ISCPES

The International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport is a research and educational organization, based upon a large network of experts in several scientific areas.

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.

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;
The scope of the Society’s academic mandate is affected by member’s interests and research needs;
Members are primarily drawn from all sub-disciplines of sport sciences with an interest in cross-cultural and international issues.

In this term, ISCPES is particularly focused in:

  • Regeneration in age;
  • Deepen methodological studies;
  • Devise possible misunderstanding findings on methodological errors when comparing contexts;
  • Leveraging the indexation of our ISS Journal;
  • Raise money to support young student scholarships around the world;
  • Apply for funding through network research with three or more countries.

PURPOSE

The International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES) founded in 1978. Its purpose still 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 delivers research findings through its associate Scopus índexed journal – International Sport Studies (ISS).
For that reason we are also member of international organizations having complementary goals, such as ICSSPE – International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education – through which ISCPES members can reach a much wider resource network on these themes.
Organizing and arranging several meetings, ISCPES brings together people from around the world working in comparative physical education and sport 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 sciences and 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, populations or methodologies. 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 requiring mixed methodologies. 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.

HISTORY

The international Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport was founded in 1978 at the First International Seminar on Comparative Physical Education and Sport held at the Wingate Institute of Physical Education in Israel.
Since then, conferences have been held every two years: Halifax, Canada (1980), Minneapolis, USA (1982), Malente/Kiel, FRG (1984), Vancouver, Canada (1986), Hong Kong SAR, China (1988), Bisham Abbey, UK (1990), Houston, USA (1992), Prague, Czech Republic (1994), Tokyo, Japan (1996), Leuven, Belgium (1998) Sunshine Coast, Australia (2000), Windsor, Canada (2001), Manchester, UK (2002), London, Canada (2004), Melbourne, Australia (2006), Macau SAR, China (2008), Nairobi, Kenya (2010), Mérida, Venezuela (2012), Moscow, Russia (2014).
Regional conferences of the Society have been held in Maracay, Maturin and Rubio, Venezuela (2005), Varadero, Cuba (2007), Vancouver, Canada (2009) and Shanghai, China (2011).
The 20th ISCPES International Conference was held in Borovets, Bulgaria (2017) in a joint organisation with the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES). ISCPES start thinking to innovate and search for new developments while attendance to regular conferences were diminishing.
From 2017 forward, the new Presidency elected delayed one year but thought about organizing a diferente type of meeting, named as 40th anniversary Summit, which will be help in Oporto, Portugal in April 2019.

ISCPES JOURNAL

International Sport Studies (ISS)

International Sports Studies (ISS) is a scholarly journal in the field of physical education and sport with a unique focus. Its aim is to advance understanding and communication between members of the global community who share a professional, personal or scholarly interest in the state and development of physical education and sport around the world.

International Sports Studies (ISS) is today without paradigmatic prejudice and reflects an eclectic approach to the task of understanding physical education and sport in the contemporary world. It asks only that its contributors can add to knowledge about international physical education and sport studies through studies involving comparisons between regional, national and international settings or by providing unique insights into specific national and local phenomena which contribute to an understanding that can be shared across as well as within national borders.

International Sports Studies (ISS) has been accepted for indexing in the Emerging Sources Citation Index, a new edition of Web of Science™. Content in this index is under consideration by Clarivate Analytics to be accepted in the Science Citation Index Expanded®, the Social Sciences Citation Index®, and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index®.

EXECUTIVE BOARD (2021 - 2023)

Rosa Lopez de D’Amico, PhD

President

Pedagogical Experimental Libertador University

VENEZUELA

Klaudia KUKUROVÁ, PhD.

Vice-President

Faculty of Physical Education and Sport at Comenius University

SLOVAKIA

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

Jennie Yang Yang XIE

University of Macau

CHINA

SECRETARY

Usha Sujit NAIR, PhD.

University of Kerala

INDIA

TREASURER

Martin HOLZWEG

German Research Foundation

GERMANY

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Dilsad Ahmed, PHD.

Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University

SAUDI ARABIA

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

G. KISHORE

asia

Antonio Campos IZQUIERDO

Europe

Oswaldo CEBALLOS GURROLA

NORTH AMERICA

Eliana Lucia FERREIRA

SOUTH AMERICA

MEMBERSHIP

Membership types

Student Membership

40 / year
  • USD $50
  • International networking
  • International internship opportunities
  • Reduced rates at ISCPES events
  • Global view of sports and physical education
  • Two issues per year of International Sports Studies Journal
  • News of international publications and meetings

Individual Membership

55 / year
  • USD $60
  • International networking
  • Reduced rates at ISCPES events
  • Global view of sports and physical education
  • Two issues per year of International Sports Studies Journal (Scopus Indexed)
  • News of international publications and meetings
  • To be nominated or nominate for the ISCPES Board or any of its working groups.

Lifetime Membership

500 / one time
  • USD $600 / one time
  • International networking
  • Reduced rates at ISCPES events
  • Global view of sports and physical education
  • Two issues per year of International Sports Studies Journal (Scopus Indexed)
  • News of international publications and meetings
  • To be nominated or nominate for the ISCPES Board or any of its working groups.

Download your Application Form here.
Send individual and institutional applications to info.iscpes@gmail.com
Place attention membership coordinator in the email header
Make the transfers to the bank account:
if Euros: IBAN PT50 0036 0045 99100315477 31 | BIC SWIFT: MPIOPTPL
if Dolars: IBAN PT50 0036 0045 99110010464 35 | BIC SWIFT: MPIOPTPL

NEWS & RESOURCES

UPCOMING EVENTS

20th Annual Congress

All information about the congress available on the link below.

GENERAL INQUIRIES SHOULD BE SENT TO:

ROSA D`AMICO 

rlopezdedamico@yahoo.com

USHA SUJIT NAIR 

ushasujit@yahoo.com

RESEARCH CONTACT

DILSAD AHMED 

drdilsad1@gmail.com

INQUIRIES RELATED TO MEMBERSHIP SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO:

INQUIRIES RELATED TO THE ISS JOURNAL

JOHN SAUNDERS
Editor in Chief, International Sports Studies
School of Exercise Science
Australian Catholic University
Brisbane Campus PO Box 456
Virginia, Queensland 4014
Tel: +61 7 3623 7639
john.saunders@acu.edu.au

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