First International Conference on Comparative Education in IRAN

We would like to invite you and your research partners to participate
the First International Conference on Comparative Education (FICCE),
to be held at Lorestan University, Khorramabad, Iran, 22-23 November
2017. Participate at first international conference in the field of
comparative education and find opportunity to visit one of the world’s
oldest continuous major civilizations, with historical and urban
settlements dating back to 7000 BC.

FICCE aims to build an international platform that allows interested
parties together to share and discuss their studies regarding all
aspects of education from various comparative perspectives.
Prospective authors are welcome to submit their full papers or
Abstracts. All submissions to the conference will go through blindly
review processes by at least two independent peers. Interesting topics
are listed below for your reference only, and not limited to the
following topics:

1. Globalization and Localization
2. Quantity and Quality of Education
3. Knowledge Economy and Marketization of education
4. New Educational Technologies
5. Equity and Efficiency
6. Educational Management and Programs
7. Theory and Methodology in Comparative Education
8. Educational Systems and Cultural Relations
9. Teacher Education
10. Scientific Assessment and Quality Assurance of Higher Education
11. Higher Education and Applied & Scientific Skills

The deadline for Abstract is Thursday, August 21 , 2017. The detailed
information please refer to the conference website:

We sincerely hope that you would participate in FICCE and assist this
conference in disseminating its news to your colleagues and local
research community. Should you have any questions, please do not
hesitate to contact us.

With Best Wishes,
Conference Chair: Abbas Madandar Arani, Ph.D.
CESIR President, IRAN
Emails: OR

NZARE Conference 2017

You are warmly invited to attend the NZARE 2017 Conference to be held at the University of Waikato from the 20-22 November 2017. This year’s conference is focused on exploring the importance of partnerships in education and how they can work better in practice to benefit the education sector in New Zealand and those who learn within it. Bringing researchers and educators nationally and internationally together creates the synergy required to improve our education partnerships through innovation, collaboration and enlightened research. The Conference tongikura further highlights the importance of bringing people together for the greater good:

“Mehemea ka moemoeā ahau, ko ahau anake
Mehemea ka moemoeā tātou, ka taea e tātou”
Nā Te Puea Herangi (1883 – 1952)

“If I dream alone, I alone will achieve,
If we dream together, we all will achieve”

The artwork chosen for this conference has two koru shapes that represent working together in partnership. The shapes are curved to show a non-linear approach to the exploration of ideas and are negative and positive with textured and sharp edges representing the challenges that partnerships can present. The clear spaces signify a straight forward approach to idea development while the unclear areas signify the need for collaborative action to develop and enact those ideas. The textured black areas with hints of grey in the background represent ‘from darkness comes light’ and how collaborative action in partnership leads to new discoveries and understandings. Thank you to Donn Ratana for the contribution of his artwork to this Conference.

This year’s Conference: Partnerships: From Promise to Praxis, Mehemea ka moemoeā tātou, ka taea e tātou will provide an exciting selection of keynote speakers plus a range of speakers from educational institutions throughout New Zealand and overseas. The Conference will include research presentations, discussions and collaborative reflection as well as the opportunity for networking. We look forward to welcoming you to the picturesque grounds of the University of Waikato and sharing with you the many attractions that the city of Hamilton provides. This year’s conference is being hosted by the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research and the University of Waikato.

Visit for abstract submission guidelines.  Abstracts close 1 August 2017

“Education, Migration and Translation” Research Symposium

“Education, Migration and Translation”

Research Symposium, Sunday 26 November 2017

Hosted by the Centre for Global Migrations, Dunedin, University of Otago

Keynote speaker: Professor Michael Singh (Western Sydney University)

In educational contexts, those who experience or encounter migration in its many manifestations will negotiate linguistic, cultural and/or epistemological translation. Translation allows people to move between languages, social and behavioural norms, ideas, interpretations, and individual and collective meanings.  However, (mis)translation also risks misunderstanding. Historically, translation and language loss have occurred alongside colonisation, and colonial relations continue in university ranking methodologies and academic publishing processes that privilege the English language. Indigenous perspectives demand attention to the purposes and outcomes of education at all levels, including the role of education in promoting both language loss and language revitalisation.

Contemporary educational migrations take many forms and have a range of implications for national education systems. “Internationalisation” involves the movement of ideas, staff and students across borders, raising questions about which languages and histories “education provider” countries privilege in their course development and delivery. Internationalisation also raises questions about the translatability of course content – whether ideas grounded or developed in one socio-political context are relevant to another. Forced migrations raise questions about educational access – how national education systems can serve those from minority language groups, who may have experienced trauma, loss, and broken educational pathways. How might educational contexts be re-imagined in ways that privilege bi- and multilingualism? How might English language dominance be challenged in higher education at local and global levels? What can be learnt from existing educational spaces that privilege minoritised or indigenous languages? How might we exercise “linguistic hospitality” in a world marked by high levels of forced migration and educational mobility? What would this look like in practice?

This multidisciplinary symposium welcomes proposals for 20-minute presentations that examine the connections between education, migration and translation (a further 10 minutes will be allocated for questions and discussion). The organisers welcome paper proposals on the following topics (other topics will be given due consideration):

·       Translation of ideas
·       Communication beyond language
·       Intercultural communication
·       Untranslatability
·       “Otherness”
·       Colonial and postcolonial perspectives
·       Language survival and maintenance
·       Minority and endangered languages
·       Linguistic loss
·       Linguistic imperialism
·       Linguistic hospitality
·       Bilingual education
·       Language teaching
·       Critical perspectives
·       Power and hegemony
·       Internationalisation
·       Forced migrations
·       Educational access
·       Multilingual research and writing
·       Translanguaging
·       Linguistic translation in education
·       Compulsory school education
·       Resilience

Deadline for abstracts and short biography (200–250 words): 30 June 2017.

Abstracts should be submitted in English, or English and another language as appropriate, to <>.

The conference registration fee is $25. For those not presenting, we will need confirmation of attendance for catering purposes by 31 October.

Those visiting Dunedin may also be interested in the New Zealand Asian Studies Society conference beginning Monday 27 November:



Read the latest OCIES newsletter

We are delighted to share our first OCIES 2017 newsletter with you. Inside this issue you’ll find details of our 2017 OCIES conference, reports from our Fellowships and Networks recipients, news from our IEJ:CP journal, and much more.
This newsletter is presented on a new online newsletter format, which can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
Alternatively, you can access a downloadable PDF version here.
We hope you enjoy reading this first issue.

Special Issue of International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives

Volume 16(1) Special Edition of IEJ:CP 

Special Editor, Dr Rhonda Di Biase has brought together a terrific collection of research in this latest edition of IJE:CP: Acknowledging the importance of context: Researching education in small states.  The distinctive features of small states provide the focus for this special issue. Each paper explores issues of global significance that relate to curriculum and pedagogical reform, language and literacy policies, internationalising teacher education and research partnerships. Whilst small states are the context for the discussion of these issues, the papers offer insights that have wider application. Acknowledging the contextual features of small states can help elucidate the significance of multi-layered contextual factors in educational reform, and the ways in which global agendas have been mediated locally.

Please circulate the link to interested colleagues.