Keynote Speaker Announced

We are delighted to announce that Professor Roger Dale will be a keynote speaker at the OCIES 2017 conference. Roger Dale is Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Bristol, UK. He was previously Professor of Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He was President of BAICE (British Association for International and Comparative Education) in 2015, and has been active in the Globalisation and Education Special Interest Group in CIES. He is co-editor and co-founder of the journal Globalisation, Societies and Education.

For more information about our keynote speakers, please visit the OCIES website

OCIES 2017 proposal deadline extended

The proposal deadline for the 2017 OCIES conference has been extended to 10 August 2017. Please visit for further information about the Call for Proposals, the online submissions procedure and details about the OCIES 2017 conference.


For those who have already submitted a proposal, we encourage you to register for the conference as soon as possible. Please note that the deadline for early bird registration closes on 1st August 2017. We also suggest that you make arrangements for your flights and accommodation as early as possible to avoid any last minute disappointment.   Information about registrations, accommodation and flights can be found on the OCIES website (


We look forward to seeing you in Noumea in November for OCIES 2017.




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 2016 Conference

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This is a reminder that the Call for papers for the NZARE 2016 Conference The Politics of Learning closes on 1 August.

 We have finalised five keynote speakers who are spread through the programme.  We also have some pre-conference events that focus on Special Interest Areas:  Pasifika education; Early Childhood Education; and Assessment.  Three short writing workshops will also take place pre-conference.  Full details of these are on

Registration is now open.  There is up to $100 discount for registration before 3 October.  Full details on

AARE Call for abstracts

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Call for abstracts. The Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016 will be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from Sunday 27 November to Thursday 1 December 2016.

The Organising Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2016 conference in Melbourne. We are seeking submissions that will provoke debate, stimulate discussion, offer new ideas and encourage the dissemination of research findings. For more information please go to the website.

2016 OCIES conference

The 2016 OCIES Conference will be held at the University of Sydney from 24-26 November, immediately before the AARE conference in Melbourne (28 Nov – 1 Dec).

This year’s theme is “Exploring equity gaps in education: Towards unity, not uniformity

Details of the call for proposals and deadlines are forthcoming. Watch this space!

WCCES XVI World Congress

Dear All,

As you are probably all aware, the World Council of Comparative Education Societies is organising the XVI World Congress.  The website is now open at:

I would sincerely like to encourage as many people from OCIES to attend.  The call for papers is open until 15 March 2016.  If we get enough of a critical mass, I may be able to assist with a potential side trip to Inner Mongolia via our friends at Minzu University of China.

Please let me know if this may be of interest to you.  In the meantime, please consider submitting to this.  The World Congress meets every three years and we are hoping to have between 1000 to 2000 in attendance worldwide.

22-26 August 2016

XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies

Dialectics of Education:  Comparative Perspectives

Beijing Normal University

Beijing, China