XVII World Congress of Comparative Education Societies 2019 Conference

Cancún, Mexico, ​20-24 May, 2019

Congress Theme: The Future of Education

This century started with renewed goals for the millennium and statements about global citizenship and sustainability; but there are also new issues like migration, terrorism, wars, fuel crisis, among others, that impinge upon the present but will have strong effects upon the future and deserve special thinking and action for educators. That is why we invite comparative education societies to work upon the far and the near future of education, either with a global or a local perspective. To re-think about the ends of education, to make reflections about pedagogies, about the curriculum of the future, the future profile of families and learners, or their new educational settings, or about the fate of teacher training, future scenarios portray so many topics for comparative education.

Cancún is a well known cosmopolitan place with an average of 180 conferences per year and flights to the main cities of the world. The accommodation capacity and restaurants, together with the turquoise color of the seas and the white of the sands, make a great venue for our world conference. The government of the state of Quintana Roo, as well as a number of universities, together with the Sociedad Mexicana de Educación Comparada (SOMEC), are working towards providing with the nicest facilities to ease our academic work.

The XVII World Congress of Comparative Education Societies in Cancún, Mexico will give you a unique opportunity to visit fantastic nearby sites, such as Chichén Itzá, recently named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.​

We invite comparative education societies, scholars, practitioners, and teachers to work upon the far and the near future of education, either with a global or a local perspective. To re-think about the ends of education, to make reflections about pedagogies, about the curriculum of the future, the future profile of families and learners, or their new educational settings, or about the fate of teacher training, future scenarios portray so many topics for comparative education.

Visit the World Voices Nexus website for further information and updates.

A Call for Abstracts for Leadership Pacific Conference 2018

2 & 3 July, Suva, Fiji Islands

The conference conveners invite abstracts and proposals – in English – from students, community leaders, researchers, policymakers, industry leaders and leadership practitioners from throughout the Pacific region.

Abstracts and proposals must meet the submission guidelines provided for the chosen type of presentation: 1) Individual paper presentations 2) Leader stories 3) Facilitated Tok stori/ Talanoa and or 4) Collective Tok stori/ Talanoa /Panel.

Proposal/ Abstract submissions close on 20th May 2018

Visit: http://leadershippacific.com/learn-more/ for further details

Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference 2018 Abstracts close 16 March

The Institute of Education (IOE), USP is pleased to announce the Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference (VPEC), 2018. This conference follows the Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference 2016, marking “education for what? Revisited”. VPEC provides an opportunity for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research and best practice, and teaching and learning in Oceania.

Theme: It takes an island and an ocean: Rethinking Pacific Education for resilient, healthy communities

Venue: Laucala Campus, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dates: 5 & 6 July, 2018

Key Conference Dates

  • Deadline for Abstracts 16 March
  • Registration closes 18 June
  • Deadline for Presentations 18 June
  • PERF Board Meeting 4 July
  • Vaka Pasifiki Conference 5 & 6 July

For more information visit https://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=22079

Annual International Conference of Bulgarian Comparative Education Society

The XVI Annual International Conference of Bulgarian Comparative Education Society
(BCES) will take place in Golden Sands, Varna, Bulgaria, from June, 11- 15, 2018.
The theme of BCES 2018, ‘Education in Modern Society’, aims at understanding the role of education in modern societies and provokes conference participants to reflect on and
contribute to the debate of constant efforts for improvement in the quality of education and thereby to the vibrancy of modern society.

The Conference Thematic Sections are:
1. Comparative and International Education & History of Education
2. Teacher Education
3. Education Policy, Reforms & School Leadership
4. Higher Education, Lifelong Learning & Social Inclusion
5. Law and Education
6. Research Education & Research Practice
7. Global Education and Education Development

Key Dates:
Abstract and Full Paper Submission: 28 February 2018
Abstract and Full Paper Acceptance Notification: 10 March 2018
Standard Registration: 30 March 2018
Hotel Room Reservation: 1 May 2018
Late Registration: 11 May 2018
Final Conference Program: 18 May 2018
PowerPoint Presentation Submission: 3 June 2018

For more information, please visit the BCES 2018 website: http://bces-conference.org/

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 www.nzare2017.org.nz 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 <henry.johnson@otago.ac.nz>.

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: http://www.otago.ac.nz/nzasia-2017/index.html



Talk by Professor Yang Rui

Dear Members and Friends of CoIn Ed,

We are pleased to announce an upcoming research talk by Professor Yang Rui of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong.

“Cultural Challenges Facing East Asian Higher Education”

Friday, 5 August from 2-4pm, room 325  Education Building, University of Sydney.

The talk will be chaired by Professor Tony Welch and hosted by the Comparative and International Education (CoIn Ed) Research Network of the University of Sydney.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Please share with other networks and colleagues.

More information about this CoIn Ed event and others can be found here.

Yang Rui Professor and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. With more than 25-years’ academic career in China, Australia and Hong Kong, he has established his reputation among scholars in English and Chinese languages in the fields of comparative and international education and Chinese higher education. Bridging the theoretical thrust of comparative education and the applied nature of international education, his research interests include education policy, sociology, comparative and cross-cultural studies in education, international higher education, educational development in Chinese societies, and international politics in educational research.