In May 1985 the Canadian Historical Association gave over a major part of its meeting to the history of education. Joint sessions were sponsored by CHA, educational history groups, and those primarily interested in the history of the family or childhood. This program culminated fifteen years of intensive research into educational history on both sides of the Atlantic. Although there have been comparative histories of education and historiographical articles concerning the history of education in one or another country, there have been few attempts to compare historiographical trends of several countries. This article will compare trends in English, Canadian, and French historiography, which offer a stark contrast, and it will allude to trends concerning the United States, Europe generally, and Quebec within the framework of comparative historiography.