Call for newsletter items

We are intending to send 3 newsletters out to members during 2016 in April, July and October.
If you have any contributions of interest to the OCIES membership could you please send them to me (at the address below) as soon as possible.
Ideas for contributions include:
• Members’ news
• Visiting scholars
• Members’ recent publications
• Upcoming conferences
The deadline for contributions for the April edition is Friday 8 April.
Sorry for the short notice but we would like to get the first newsletter for the year out to you as soon as possible.

OCIES 2015 New Scholar Awards

Strong interest has been shown in the New Scholar Awards, scholarships for currently enrolled research masters or PhD students to attend the conference. The committee had a difficult task deciding among the many high quality applications. As a result of their deliberations six scholarships have been awarded. Congratulations to the successful scholarship recipients who receive a fee waiver for attendance at the conference and up to $500AUD towards accommodation and travel costs.

Professor Antonia Darder to speak at Victoria University, Melbourne

The International Association for Qualitative Research (formerly AQR) is hosting Professor Antonia Darder, renowned international critical scholar, educator and activist for a symposium at the Footscray campus of Victoria University, Melbourne,  Australia on Saturday 3rd October, 2015. Antonia and a discussant will pursue the topic: ” The Nightmare of the Neoliberal University: The Demise of Liberal Ideals and the Betrayal of Multiculturalism”

For details and registration see:

OCIES New Scholar Awards for 2015 Conference

OCIES has, as part of its mandate the goal of supporting new and emerging scholars to share and disseminate their work. This year the OCIES Executive is providing students (research masters or PhD) and emerging scholars (up to three years following completion of postgraduate degree) assistance towards attendance at the annual conference in Port Vila, Vanuatu (November 3-6, 2015). Up to six scholarships are available.

For further details see the Scholarships page.

About the name change

At the 2014 AGM a decision was made to change the name of our regional society from the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES) to one more representative of the region within which our society exists, and more inclusive of educationists from the many countries within Oceania. A subsequent survey of members’ views on the replacement name indicated a majority preference for OCIES, the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society.