OCIES 2017 proposal submissions closing soon

The closing date for proposals for the OCIES 2017 conference is fast approaching. Please submit individual paper abstracts, panel discussions, workshops and round table/talanoa proposals by 15th July 2017. Submissions can be made through the online submission form.

Emerging Scholar Scholarships are also available for postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers.  Please refer to the scholarships 2017 webpage for further details. Applications close 15th July 2017.

We look forward to seeing you at OCIES 2017.

Contributions for our next OCIES newsletter

The next issue of our OCIES newsletter will be published in July. 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.

Please send your contributions to the Communications Officer, Dr. Donella Cobb, at donella.cobb@waikato.ac.nz no later than 23rd June, 2017.

OCIES 2017 Keynote Speakers Announced

Professor N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba, President of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies, and Professor Konai Thaman, a recent UNESCO Chair in Teacher Education and Culture at the University of the South Pacific, have been announced as our OCIES 2017 keynote speakers. Please visit the OCIES website for further details.



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.

CIES Statement in Response to January 2017 U.S. Executive Order on Immigration

CIES Statement in Response to January 2017 U.S. Executive Order on Immigration

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Board of Directors strongly denounces the blanket restrictions on travel to the US of citizens from select countries announced by the Trump administration on Friday, January 27, 2017.  We stand by our longstanding commitment to global engagement, educational and cultural exchanges, free inquiry, and mutual understanding (see here).  While the legal situation is still evolving, we find these discriminatory actions both contrary to core American principles and a threat to international scholarly exchange.

As an academic society dedicated to international cooperation and respectful dialogue across difference we are committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming space for all our conference attendees.  CIES leadership has attempted to reach out and offer our solidarity to all CIES 2017 conference registrants from the countries affected by the Trump administration’s actions.

We believe that the field of comparative and international education cannot be neutral in this case.  We call for our colleagues to continue to advocate for the flow of people and exchange as essential to inquiry and the advancement of educational knowledge and development.  We urge our members to take a strong stand against discrimination and to join us in Atlanta March 5-9th where we have added special highlighted sessions and town hall forums to discuss activism and academic exchange in our current era.  At CIES 2017 we will be coming together as a community of education researchers, practitioners, policymakers and students committed to advancing equality, understanding, and international cooperation.

Please note that this statement has been published on the main page of the CIES website.