New Issue of International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives

International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives has just published its latest issue at We invite you to visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.

You will notice that we have added some new sections to the journal for your interest. The first is a section where Keynote papers from the annual OCIES conference will be available to our wider international readership and,  in this edition, Associate Professor Joanna Kidman challenges us to think about what a Decolonising Methodology might look like.

In the spirit of our region, we have also included a section where invited
Elders from the OCIES region and also from other international and
comparative education societies across the globe can share their ideas and
work with us. These Elders have worked tirelessly over many years to help us maintain this strong and vibrant independent journal. 

Here we can listen to the wisdom they have gathered over these years and
also hear about their current projects. In this edition of the journal, we
hear from OCIES Co-President Dr Kabini Sanga and Dr Martyn Reynolds about the importance of tok stori. Dr Bob Teasdale and Jennie Teasdale share their work about education on a small island off the coast of South Australia.

May I express my deep appreciation to all our authors, reviewers and my
Editorial Team who have all worked together to bring you such an exciting
range of work! We are a volunteer-run, proudly independent, and truly
international journal. We may not yet hit the citation indexes but we offer
a supportive, progressive, and rigorous process of publication that will
support you to build your skills and confidence in getting your message out

Please enjoy! Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

Professor Zane Ma Rhea

Senior Editor, International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives

New issue: International Education Journal Comparative Perspectives

The latest issue of International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives is now available. This special edition, “Dialogues about the Local and the Global in education“, has been edited by Dr Hongzhi Zhang, Dr Philip Chan and Professor Bob Teasdale and is a result of the OCIES Early Career Researcher programme.  In early 2017, Dr Zhang and Dr Chan received an OCIES fellowship and network grant to establish an ECR network in OCIES and to encourage publication in the OCIES journal. Professor Teasdale has played an important and valuable role as an academic mentor in this project. This publication is a result of this work. Congratulations Dr Zhang, Dr Chan and Professor Teasdale for your work on this special edition, and to our emerging scholars who have contributed to this publication.

You can visit our website to view these articles.

New issue of International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives

International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives
Vol 17, No 1 (2018)

Dear Friends of IEJ:CP

International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives has just published
the latest issue, a Special Edition titled ‘International Education, Educational Rights and Pedagogy’ edited by Maja Milatovic, Stephanie Spoto, and Lena Wånggren at

We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our
website to review articles and items of interest.

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

Associate Professor Zane Ma Rhea


Table of Contents

Vol 17(1) Special Edition

International Education, Educational Rights and Pedagogy: Introduction (1-6)
Maja Milatovic, Stephanie Spoto, Lena Wånggren

The University as Border Control (7-23)
Lou Dear

Enabling a critical pedagogy of human rights in higher education through
de-colonising methodologies (24-36)
Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes,   Baden Offord

Inclusive Education for International Students: Applications of a
Constructivist Framework (37-50)
Natalie Stipanovic,     Stephanie Irlene Pergantis

Reading the “international” through postcolonial theory: A case study of
the adoption of the International Baccalaureate at a school in Lebanon
Iman Azzi

Latest issue of International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives

Vol 16, No 3 (2017)

Using the OCIES 45 Conference held in Sydney in 2016 as its conversational springboard, this issue explores emergent gaps in thinking about a number of key issues of concern to comparative and international educationalists.

These provocations challenge our practice and our postcolonial, postmodern theorizing and educational engagement with these ‘gaps’. In doing so, they open up future rewarding and challenging spaces for our future work together. To read this issue, visit:

Please download, enjoy, and remember to cite the work of our authors. As
some of us head to Noumea for our annual conference (, we look
forward to continuing these conversations.

Please also consider submitting your work to us. It is a widely read,
peer-reviewed, open access journal run by volunteers. We don’t charge you to
publish with us but it does take time to have your work properly reviewed.
If you are not impatient for publication, we are a supportive and scholarly
community of passionate people who want to see interesting work emerging in
the field of comparative and international education.

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,

Associate Professor Zane Ma Rhea
Faculty of Education,
Monash University
Editor, International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives

New Edition of the International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives

The first general edition for 2017, Volume 16(2) has just been published. You can view this edition by visiting:


Dr. Sarah Jane Moore, artist extraordinaire, generous, wonderful, beautiful spirit presents Lunar Mother a work on canvas that expresses the vision of our journal: to look to the future of education.
As Sarah explains:

“It speaks to the figures, the stars, the constellations and the moon. It speaks to connection and possibility. It delineates forms and fins, and celestial beings. It too, is a story grounded in an umbilical cord that stretches for miles. The earth is our mother and so too the stars”.


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.