CIES Annual Conference: March 10-15, 2014
Dear colleagues: I want to welcome you to the 2014 Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society. This year's theme, "Revisioning Education for All" will highlight cutting edge research on issues of equity and the right to education at all levels of learning. Held in Toronto, Canada – home to one of the most cosmopolitan populations of any major city in the world – this year’s program will include exciting keynote addresses and a range of events that will highlight the conference theme and engage all of our membership.
CIES 2014 "Revisioning Education for All"
March 10-15, 2014"
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
For more than half a century, the notion of “education for all” has formed an aspirational horizon for national policy makers and global governors in education. The phrase first emerged at the time of the formation of UNESCO, alongside the recognition of education as a universal human right. “Education for all” returned as the central organizing theme for World Conferences in Jomtien (1990) and in Senegal (2000). It continues to frame global social imaginaries about the actionable links between learning systems and social justice. Yet almost seventy years later, global institutions, national policy makers, civil society organizations and citizens struggle and compete to give tangible meaning to EFA.
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