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CIES 2014 - 2014 Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society

Date2014-03-10 - 2014-03-15


VenueToronto, Canada Canada



Topics/Call fo Papers

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) is pleased to announce its 58th Annual Conference, which will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, in Toronto, Canada from March 10-15, 2014.
This year’s conference theme, “Revisioning Education for All”, is intended to provide our scholarly community with an opportunity to critically and comparatively reflect on the history, contemporary issues and future of the EFA movement in a global context marked by rising social and income inequality within and between nations and shifts in the global balance of power. Is EFA the right frame, the right social imaginary, for global and national education goals? Or is it a frame that has outlived its utility and relevance? Critics have argued that EFA is meaningless if it does not address equity of learning outcomes and bridge widening inequality of access to higher levels of learning. Some view EFA as too tightly tied to traditional models of schooling, outdated in a time of massive technological innovation. Others are intent on adding new, highly prescriptive learning goals into a post 2015 vision for EFA. More broadly, EFA has been viewed as a Western effort to legitimate economic globalization – providing little more than a bandage on more grievous forms of social injustices within and across nations. Yet others note that the EFA agenda has played an important role in one of the most rapid expansions of access to schooling in modern history.
CIES Toronto will provide a unique opportunity to reflect on EFA during the final months leading up to the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. We will ask conference participants, including researchers, representatives of global institutions, civil society, and education practitioners, to explore the adequacy and future of EFA, moving us beyond the historical focus on access to basic schooling. Our goal will be to spark new conversations about inequality, inclusion and innovation both inter-nationally and within nations and about global governance in education.
We also encourage scholars of other levels of education – from early childhood through to adult education and tertiary level learning, as well as those interested in learning outside formal educational systems - to share their views on a reinvigorated framing of the “education for all” concept.
Proposal Dates and Categories
With the above in mind, the CIES 2014 Conference Committee invites you to submit proposals in the following categories:
Individual papers
Individual posters
Group poster sessions
Group panel sessions
New this year we are seeking proposals for posters sessions – groups of individual posters organized on a common theme, topic, question, method etc., and presented as part of a group session. Common at AERA, this is a highly effective way of presenting a joint book or research project in which there are multiple sub-projects or parallel chapters being produced. Group poster sessions may include a brief introduction by the session proposer.
All proposals should contribute to the advancement of theory, practice, methodology or fieldwork in comparative and international education.
The early bird deadline is October 4th, 2013. The final deadline for all submitted proposals is November 15, 2013.Proposals should be electronically submitted through the Click here to submit proposal: CIES online submission system, and comply with the requirements detailed in the guidelines below. Proposals that do not comply with these requirements will not be considered for inclusion in the program.
CIES membership is required to present at the Conference. If you are not currently a member of CIES please take a few minutes and become a member
Early bird submission deadline: October 4, 2013
Final submission deadline: November 15, 2013
General Policies
a) Membership: CIES membership is required to present at the CIES 2014 Conference. If you are not currently a member of CIES, please take a few minutes and become a member.
b) Participant attendance requirement: All authors of accepted papers and all participants in panel sessions are expected to attend the CIES conference and be present at the scheduled session. If an emergency or other circumstance prevents an author from attending the CIES Meeting, s/he should immediately notify the CIES 2014 Conference Committee and program Chair.
c) Participation limit: To allow as many conference attendees to present as possible:
Individuals may submit only one proposal for an individual, poster, or panel presentation.
An individual may appear as a presenter only once in the final program, with the exception of special invited sessions, presentations, or for New Scholars Committee Dissertation Mentorship Workshop or Publication Workshop participants. Another exception can be made for those who are listed as non-presenter in multi-authored papers or as another invited role, such as: discussant, non-presenting session chair or participant in special events.
To avoid duplication of presentation content, individuals with multiple roles may not present the same material in different sessions; however, this rule does not apply to New Scholars Committee Dissertation or Publication workshops.
Final decisions on the limits to individual participation in the annual meeting will be made at the discretion of the program committee.
d) Equipment: Standard presentation equipment (LCD and overhead projectors and PowerPoint-equipped PCs) will be available for all sessions. Presentation slides and electronic materials must be formatted to be compatible with PC / Microsoft Windows. Presentations must be saved to your own personal "memory stick" and be ready to upload prior to your presentation.
e) Proposal review and selection process: All submitted proposals will be peer reviewed by experienced scholars and advanced doctoral students in the field of comparative/international education. Acceptance notifications will be sent by late November, 2013.
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