Establishing lasting peace is the work of education
— Maria Montessori

GEC Mission

The Global Education Collaborative (GEC) is a student-led initiative whose mission is to empower the next generation of comparative and international education scholars and to expand the benefits of quality education, in all its forms, to all people. We strive to bring students, scholars, teachers, and practitioners together in a truly collaborative space that will facilitate real, meaningful, and practical research and work. Housed in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, our mission is for the GEC to serve as the Southern California hub for current students/scholars to collaborate, share, and support a diverse range of research issues relating to comparative and international education.