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Cancún, Mexico, 20-24 May, 2019
Congress Theme: The Future of Education
Cancúnis 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 inCancún, 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.
The May issue of our OCIES newsletter is now available to view. Inside you’ll find details of our OCIES 2018 conference, updates from OCIES events within our regions and new books and media published by OCIES members. On the last page of the newsletter, you’ll also find a poster to advertise our OCIES 2018 conference at your institution or university. Enjoy this issue and help us spread the word about #OCIES2018!
46th Annual OCIES Conference
Will be held at
Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.
20-22 November, 2018
The theme of the 46th Annual OCIES Conference is Exploring, Celebrating and Deepening Oceanic Relationalities. This theme offers OCIES members and others as comparative and international educators to reflect on the gains, challenges and possibilities of our changing times. As a society of Oceanic education scholars, we are aware of our moral imperative to explore these challenges in a manner which reflects our shared commitment to people-enablement, post-coloniality, deimperialization, the recognition of Indigenous rights, social justice and various forms of sustainability. Given the visionary platform of OCIES relationalities, this year’s conference encourages and welcomes the participation of all who are interested in people-relationalities within diverse philosophical perspectives, intellectual traditions and contexts. Together with OCIES members, those of our sister and international comparative and international education societies are invited to this conference.
A detailed conference call will be made further; outlining the thematic questions, contexts of papers and proposals, key dates and submission guidelines. For now, pencil in the conference dates, plan your travels and we look forward to hosting you at Victoria University of Wellington and in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The next issue of our OCIES newsletter will be published in April. We welcome contributions from members to make our newsletter relevant, engaging and informative. In particular, we invite pieces that explore:
- Oceanic News: Send in your 500 – 600 word contribution (and photos) of recent comparative and international activities within the region. This could include teaching, research or networking events. Don’t forget to include a caption to accompany photos and the name/s of individuals. Please ensure that you have gained permission from individuals to publish their photo.
- Book publications:Let us know if you have recently published a book. Send in a photo of the cover and a short blurb.
- Blogs: We’d love to let members know about your blog. Let us know if you have a blog that explores issues relating to comparative and international education. Send a short blurb about your blog and the link.
- Recent PhD completions: We’d love to celebrate OCIES members who have recently completed their PhD. Please send us your full name, the title of your thesis and the name of your awarding institution.
Please send your contributions to the Communications Officer, Dr Donella Cobb, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3 April 2018.
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