‘Lunar Mother’ by Dr Sarah Jane Moore
Artistic Work
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”.

International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives (IEJ:CP) is the official journal of the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (OCIES). It is an international, peer-reviewed journal for advancing academic quality and rigor in comparative and international education research.  IEJ:CP seeks to promote scholarly discussion of the relationships among educational policy and practice, theory, and cross-disciplinary global studies.

We publish research about all stages and forms of education. As a comparative education journal, we are especially interested in work that is either explicitly or implicitly comparative. Explicitly comparative research includes cross-national studies or studies that compare educational phenomena in a range of countries. Implicitly comparative research typically means single nation case studies that contribute to a larger comparative framework about the topic.

IEJ:CP seeks articles that will have a wide relevance to the comparative and international education community. Articles about very specific educational practices or curriculum areas are better suited in specialist journals. We also do not typically publish articles about foreign language teaching.

The majority of articles in IEJ report original research. The research may use primary data, or may involve secondary analyses from available data sets, policy documents or reports. We occasionally publish literature reviews if the topic is considered by the editorial team as particularly relevant.

Publication Frequency

IEJ:CP publishes two general volumes each calendar year in June and December. OCIES Conference Proceedings and Special Editions will be published occasionally. Refereed papers can be submitted at any time and will be processed in order of receipt.

Editorial Team

Senior Editor

Dr. Alexandra McCormick. University of Sydney, Australia.

Sub-Editors

  • Dr. Donella Cobb. University of Waikato, New Zealand.
  • Dr. Miriam Ham. Central Queensland University, Australia.
  • Dr. Radha Iyer. Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  • Dr. Juliana McLaughlin. Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
  • Dr. Sarah Jane Moore. University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Dr. Nisha Thapliyal. University of New England, Australia. 

Editorial Board Members

  • Dr. Elizabeth Cassity (ACER, Australia)
  • Professor Michael Crossley (University of Bristol, England)
  • Dr. Tagataese Tupa Tuia (National University of Samoa)
  • Dr. Sonia Fonua (University of Auckland, New Zealand)
  • Dr. David Fa’avae (University of Waikato, New Zealand)
  • Dr. Billy Fito’o (University of the South Pacific (USP), Solomon Islands)
  • Professor Tom Griffiths (Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway)
  • Professor Gregg Harbaugh (Virginia, United States)
  • Dr. Meeri Hellesten (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Dr. Maryam J. Ismail (State University of Zanzibar, Tanzania)
  • Dr. Seu’ula Johansson-Fua (Institute of Education, USP, Tonga)
  • Dr. Jack Maebuta (Solomon Islands National University)
  • Dr. Tarek Mostafa (OECD, France)
  • Dr. Zsuzsanna Millei (Tampere University, Finland)
  • Professor Unaisi Walu Nabobo Baba (Fiji National University)
  • Dr. Yulia Nesterova (University of Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Dr. Kaori Okano (La Trobe University, Australia)
  • Dr. Joel Windle (Fluminense Federal University, Brazil)