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THE CIES 2021 PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 14TH
 
The CIES 2021 proposal Submission deadline has been extended to October 14, 2020. The submission platform is open and awaiting your proposal! Please don’t delay — it won’t be extended again! The CIES 2021 conference themeSocial Responsibility Within Changing Contexts, promises a dynamic program. CIES 2021 is being planned for maximum flexibility during this unpredictable era, with both on-site and virtual options (and a plan should we need to move to an all-virtual format). The detailed Call for Submissions is here. Please submit your proposals for CIES 2021 before the October 14, 2020, submission deadline (11:59 pm EDT).
CIES 2021 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
Many of your questions on the CIES 2021 Conference may be answered in the Frequently Asked Question section at this link.

For all questions related to CIES membership, please contact Susan Mcclellan at smcclellan@cies.us. Go to the membership website to join or renew your membership for 2021.

Please contact the CIES 2021 Conference Planning Committee at cies2021@cies.us with any questions, suggestions or requests.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE ON RACE AND RACISM AND BLACK LIVES MATTER IN COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
 
The Comparative Education Review’s Editorial Board is inviting colleagues in the field of Comparative and International Education and related academic fields to submit proposals for a special issue for the year 2022 on the topic of Race and Racism and Black Lives Matter in Comparative and International Education. The deadline for submission of proposals is October 30th, 2020. It is intended that the issue will contain up to eight substantive articles of between 7,000 and 9,000 words, as well as 10 book reviews and 5 media reviews. You can read more about CER’s scope and aims here.

Information to be provided in the proposal:
  • A 500-word rationale explaining the scope of the proposed theme;
  • A plan for obtaining high quality papers;
  • A brief resume of the proposed Guest Editors including their familiarity with the theme and with the CER (CER usually selects at least three Guest Editors based on criteria of diversity, as well as a balanced technical and geographical background);
  • A proposed call for papers;
  • A time schedule including submission deadline and completion of the editorial process;
  • A plan for securing high-quality reviews and a list of potential reviewers.
Selection criteria:
  • Overall quality of the proposal, including its innovation and originality;
  • Guest editor's experience with the CER and/or prior editorial work;
  • Plan for securing high quality papers;
  • Plan for the review process;
  • Ability to deliver the final product within the proposed deadline.
 Please send the proposal to the Managing Editors of CER (cer@umass.edu) by 10/30/2020.
COMPARATIVE EDUCATION REVIEW CALL FOR BOOK AND MEDIA REVIEWS: BLACK LIVES MATTER IN BOOKS AND MEDIA
 
We invite reviewers to contribute to a special Black Lives Matter Book and Media Review Section highlighting the work of and about Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). In addition, we encourage reviewers to a) seek out works by authors and artists from the global south and b) consider alternative forms of media such as film, journalism, podcasts, music, and other forms of critical art for review. Please submit review proposals to CER Books
(cerbooks@umass.edu) by October 30. The deadline for submitting final manuscripts is December 7, 2020 (scheduled for May 2021 publication).
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMPARATIVE EDUCATION REVIEW
 
The Comparative Education Review (CER) is seeking contributions in various formats from authors working on two topics of pressing concern:
  • contributions related to race and racism, and Black Lives Matter in Comparative and International Education (CIE);
  • contributions related to the impact of the Coronavirus on education.
 Please send your proposals by October 30th, 2020. Contributions can be in the form of (i) guest editorship of a special issue (see separate call for proposals); (ii) individual research papers; (iii) special sections that cluster 3 - 6 papers on a specific theme; (iv) book or media reviews, or essay reviews (see separate call for book and media reviews); or (v) a moderated discussion. This latter is a space organized by a guest editor for scholars and/or practitioners to offer informed commentary on important or controversial issues. Like book, media and essay reviews, a moderated discussion has a faster turnaround time than research articles.  The journal link contains prior examples.
 
More information about submission policies and criteria for evaluating manuscripts is found here. You can also contact the CER at cer@umass.edu or cerbooks@umass.edu with the tagline “Inclusive Scholarship” or “Coronavirus” if you have any specific questions or suggestions. Please send proposals for a Special Issue, a Special Section, a Book or Media Review, or a Moderated Discussion as soon as possible and no later than October 30th, 2020.
SOUTHEAST ASIA SIG CALL FOR CIES 2021 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS
 
The Southeast Asia SIG encourages you to consider submitting a proposal for the upcoming 2021 CIES Annual Meeting, planned for April 2021 in Seattle.  

We warmly welcome individual paper submissions, group panels, and roundtables that align both with the conference theme “Social Responsibility within Changing Contexts” and the application of this theme within the confines of Southeast Asia. We welcome research approaches from across the methodological spectrum (qualitative, mixed methods, and quantitative), and particularly encourage submissions which engage methods such as social-network analysis (SNA) in the exploration of global and local actors and their engagement in Southeast Asia.  We seek submissions and panel groups which are country or issue focused and welcome all disciplines related to the study of Southeast Asia from a comparative and international education perspective.

We also note that this year's presentations can be bi/multilingual, and we would encourage you to consider using the languages of Southeast Asia, alongside English, as a way to more fully represent the issues and resources of the region.  

There are a few weeks remaining for submission and we hope that you might consider submitting a proposal for consideration by the Southeast Asia SIG (please email to seasig2020@gmail.com). 
We look forward to seeing you, virtually or in person, soon!

Kevin Henderson, Program Chair
KEEPING LEARNERS ENGAGED BY REACHING THE HARDEST TO REACH WITH TECHNOLOGY DURING COVID: THE KERALA EXPERIENCE WEBINAR
 

Education has been disrupted during the COVID19 pandemic. Millions of children have trying different models of learning remotely with the help of parents, teachers, extended families and others. What have we learned so far from the ground? What has worked and what needs to be improved?

This panel will look at the Kerala model from India and learn from the governmental and NGO actions on the ground. Join us in discussing education in the COVID19 times with concrete examples from Kerala on the use of technology to ensure learning continuity.

Let us also learn the lessons for sustainable development and what we can infuse in the education systems to build back better.

Friday, October 9th, 2020 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. EDT

Register on Eventbrite

Join the Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute (Columbia University) to discuss with our esteemed panelists:

  • Anvar Sadath, CEO, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education, Government of Kerala
  • Professor V.K. Damodaran, President Vakkom Moulavi Foundation Trust and Member, Governing Board and Executive Committee Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment
  • Sajitha Bashir, Adviser, Office of the Global Director for Education, World Bank

Remarks

  • Tania Saeed, Assistant Professor-Tenure, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, LUMS University, Pakistan
  • Yanis Ben Amor, Executive Director of Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Moderators

  • Radhika Iyengar, Director Education of Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University. Chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Special Interest Group at CIES
  • Haein Shin, Education Technical Adviser, Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University
 Co-Sponsored by The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), Earth Institute, Columbia University & South Asia Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES).
CIES NEW COMMUNITY CALENDAR FEATURE
 
CIES is now offering a new Community Calendar feature for our members. This feature will highlight upcoming events in a convenient place for our members and is located at www.cies.us under the Our Events Tab at the top of the page.

To submit an event for our calendar, please send the following information to the OED one week in advance at oed@cies.us 

Name of Organizer, Email, Event Location/Link, and a Short Description (less than 500-word description). Please also indicate if this event is organized or sponsored by a CIES Committee or SIG.
 
If you have any questions regarding the event submission, please contact the OED at oed@cies.us
ESE SIG AWARDS
Victor Kobayashi Award for Best Journal Article

The annual Victor Kobayashi Awards were instituted in 2020 to honor the legacy of Victor Nobuo Kobayashi (1932-2018) and his support for the Environmental and Sustainability Education Special Interest Group. A Professor Emeritus of Educational Foundations at the University of Hawaii, Dr. Kobayashi contributed to the field of comparative and international education for more than four decades. His presidential address at CIES in 2006 centers around the furies of human conflict and the devastation of the global environment that destruct our relationships with others and other creatures[1]. He calls for a revolution in comparative education that highlights the interconnectedness of life in the study and practice of education. The awards therefore are intended to encourage both research and field-based initiatives that advance the work in environmental and sustainability education. 
 
The award acknowledges the academic work of scholars focusing on sustainability and environmental education issues globally. The winner of the award will be given an opportunity to give a brief presentation at the ESE SIG Business Meeting at the 2021 CIES Annual Conference. 

Full details on the award criteria can be found at this link.

[1]Kobayashi, V. (2007). Recursive patterns that engage and disengage: Comparative education, research and practice. Comparative Education Review, 51(3), pp. 261-280
Victor Kobayashi Award for Best-Field Based Initiative

Best field-based Initiative is an award given to the INGO/NGO/field-based organization, individual or group within an institution implementing an exemplary project in the area of environmental and sustainability education.

The award acknowledges the critical field-based effort by any institution, individual or group within an institution working on a project on environmental and sustainability education. The winner of the award will be given an opportunity to give a brief presentation at the ESE SIG Business Meeting at the 2021 CIES Annual Conference

Full details on the award criteria can be found at this link. 
Sponsored by The Environmental and Sustainability Education Special Interest Group (ESE SIG) at CIES
 
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY WEBINAR
 

Thank you for interest in the International Workshop on Environment, Sustainability & Education, hosted by the Center for Sustainable Futures at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Israeli Institute of Education for Sustainability at Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts.

We hope to see you at our next meeting: Wednesday September 30, 2020. Dr. Orla Kelly will present her work "Educational Attainment and the Carbon Intensity of Wellbeing: A Regional Analysis"

Speaker: Dr. Orla Kelly

Title: Educational Attainment and the Carbon Intensity of Wellbeing: A Regional Analysis

Abstract: Education is widely regarded as an important social mechanism for enhancing human wellbeing. So much so, that the goal of raising nations’ rates of per capita educational attainment has been part of global development policy since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR 1948, Article 26). Policymakers have included it in many subsequent international treaties and frameworks, including the current Sustainable Development Agenda (SDG 4). However, much remains unknown about the macro-level relationship between educational attainment and global sustainability. In this research, I empirically assess the relationship between per capita rates of educational attainment and the carbon intensity of wellbeing (CIWB), across six world regions, using data for the period 1960-2010. CIWB is a ratio of CO2 per capita/life expectancy. It is a widely used metric for socio-ecological sustainability within environmental sociology and other disciplines. I also consider how regionally specific historical, cultural, and geopolitical contexts across these regions may have influenced the relationship between education and sustainability.    

Registration link is available here.

For more information about the Workshop, please visit our webpage. If you are interested in presenting/sharing your work, please contact us: Oren Pizmony-Levy (op2183@tc.columbia.edu) and Dafna Gan (dafna.gan@smkb.ac.il).

 CALL FOR PAPERS-JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE & INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION 
 

Open Call for Graduate Student Issue

The Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education is the official journal of the Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) Higher Education Special Interest Group (HESIG). JCIHE promotes scholarship opportunities, critical dialogue, and provides a link to engage professionals and academics to the international aspects of higher education. JCIHE encourages a range of contexts, perspectives, methodologies, and intersections of disciplines. JCIHE is a member of the Open Journals in Education (OJED) platform, a Gold Open Access and is listed in EBSCOHOST database, GoogleScholar, CiteFactor, and ERIC.
 
JCIHE is having an open call for Graduate Student Issue (Winter Supplemental Graduate-Student Work-in-Progress Issue.

  • Articles reflect graduate student work-in-progress and should be 500 - 1,000 words. Submissions are due October 9th, 2020                               
  • Please send submissions or Reviewer Team requests at this link
FRESH ED-#213-215
FreshEd #213 – Educational Privatization in Brazil and Portugal (Rui da Silva)
This week with Rui da Silva, we navigate educational privatization in Brazil and Portugal. In our discussion, we look at the issue from a multitude of aspects, including the elements which have impacted on the privatization of education of both countries (e.g. events in history, foundational ideologies, political ideas, localization and globalization) and outcomes. Silva is a researcher in the Center for African Studies at the University of Porto in Portugal. His recent co-authored article is “Public funding to private providers of compulsory education: crossed looks between Brazil and Portugal in the context of globalisations.”

FreshEd #214 – Less is More (Jason Hickel)
Capitalism that requires perpetual expansion has left us with catastrophe in climate and ecological systems. Then what is an alternative philosophy that we should pursue instead of our long-saturated philosophy of capitalism to benefit the planet and enable human flourishing? Our guest Jason Hickel argues the answer is “degrowth” that is enrooted in reciprocity and regeneration. In our discussion, Hickel also guided us to navigate growthism from theological and historical lenses, and how degrowth plays a role in high-income countries versus low-income countries. Hickel is an economic anthropologist, author, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom. He is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics, and Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. He recently published a book entitled Less is More: How Degrowth will Save the World.
 
New announcement: FreshEd教育播客
FreshEd is now available in China. You can listen to the entire catalog on Ximalaya and stay in touch on WeChat (search FreshEd教育播客). Feel free to use any of our freely available material.
 
FreshEd with Will Brehm is a weekly podcast that makes complex ideas in educational research easily understood. Subscribe on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow FreshEd in Facebook or Twitter @FreshEdPodcast.
FreshEd #215 – A-Levels debacle in England (Mary Richardson)
COVID-19 outbreak disrupted school systems worldwide. The subsequent school closures raised a multitude of questions about education assessment, including: how should schools implement assessment amidst distance learning? is it fair to hold such tests when not everyone can access to online learning? With this week’s guest, Mary Richardson, we look at the issue in the context of England and how government, schools, and students responded. Richardson is an Associate Professor of Education (Assessment) at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. Prior to joining academia, she was a Senior Research Officer in the department of Research and Statistics for AQA conducting national studies relating to school-based examinations, and more.

 
JOBS

Assistant/Associate Professor in International and Comparative Education

The Program in International and Comparative Education (IC&E) at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking a Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in International and Comparative Education. We are seeking candidates with expertise in the areas of education in emergencies and/or refugee education. We are especially interested in candidates who focus on teacher education and professional development in the aforementioned contexts. 

Please see this link for the faculty search ad.

We are eager to advertise the position widely and especially to bring the announcement to the attention of individuals from under-represented groups in the fields of International and Comparative Education. We would be pleased if you could bring this announcement to the attention of qualified individuals with whom you are acquainted. If you prefer, please feel welcome to contact us with suggested names and addresses of persons whom you would recommend. Our office number is 212-678-3763. You may also email Lisa Daehlin at daehlin@tc.edu.

We intend to begin reviewing applications on October 6, 2020. We hope to reach as many individuals as possible. Any assistance you may be able to give us would be most appreciated. Thank you very much for considering our inquiry.
 

Program Officer-Global Department for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange

Canada’s International Development Research Center is seeking applicants for a Program Officer. The goal of the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange program is to improve developing country’s policy and practice to strengthen national education systems, strengthen their capacity to more routinely integrate new knowledge and innovations into policy and practice at appropriate scales, tapping into national and regional knowledge generation.

The full job description can be found at this link. The closing deadline is October 14th. 
 

THE CIES 2021 PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 14TH
 
The CIES 2021 proposal Submission deadline has been extended to October 14, 2020. The submission platform is open and awaiting your proposal! Please don’t delay — it won’t be extended again! The CIES 2021 conference themeSocial Responsibility Within Changing Contexts, promises a dynamic program. CIES 2021 is being planned for maximum flexibility during this unpredictable era, with both on-site and virtual options (and a plan should we need to move to an all-virtual format). The detailed Call for Submissions is here. Please submit your proposals for CIES 2021 before the October 14, 2020, submission deadline (11:59 pm EDT).
CIES 2021 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
Many of your questions on the CIES 2021 Conference may be answered in the Frequently Asked Question section at this link.

For all questions related to CIES membership, please contact Susan Mcclellan at smcclellan@cies.us. Go to the membership website to join or renew your membership for 2021.

Please contact the CIES 2021 Conference Planning Committee at cies2021@cies.us with any questions, suggestions or requests.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE ON RACE AND RACISM AND BLACK LIVES MATTER IN COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
 
The Comparative Education Review’s Editorial Board is inviting colleagues in the field of Comparative and International Education and related academic fields to submit proposals for a special issue for the year 2022 on the topic of Race and Racism and Black Lives Matter in Comparative and International Education. The deadline for submission of proposals is October 30th, 2020. It is intended that the issue will contain up to eight substantive articles of between 7,000 and 9,000 words, as well as 10 book reviews and 5 media reviews. You can read more about CER’s scope and aims here.

Information to be provided in the proposal:
  • A 500-word rationale explaining the scope of the proposed theme;
  • A plan for obtaining high quality papers;
  • A brief resume of the proposed Guest Editors including their familiarity with the theme and with the CER (CER usually selects at least three Guest Editors based on criteria of diversity, as well as a balanced technical and geographical background);
  • A proposed call for papers;
  • A time schedule including submission deadline and completion of the editorial process;
  • A plan for securing high-quality reviews and a list of potential reviewers.
Selection criteria:
  • Overall quality of the proposal, including its innovation and originality;
  • Guest editor's experience with the CER and/or prior editorial work;
  • Plan for securing high quality papers;
  • Plan for the review process;
  • Ability to deliver the final product within the proposed deadline.
 Please send the proposal to the Managing Editors of CER (cer@umass.edu) by 10/30/2020.
COMPARATIVE EDUCATION REVIEW CALL FOR BOOK AND MEDIA REVIEWS: BLACK LIVES MATTER IN BOOKS AND MEDIA
 
We invite reviewers to contribute to a special Black Lives Matter Book and Media Review Section highlighting the work of and about Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). In addition, we encourage reviewers to a) seek out works by authors and artists from the global south and b) consider alternative forms of media such as film, journalism, podcasts, music, and other forms of critical art for review. Please submit review proposals to CER Books
(cerbooks@umass.edu) by October 30. The deadline for submitting final manuscripts is December 7, 2020 (scheduled for May 2021 publication).
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE COMPARATIVE EDUCATION REVIEW
 
The Comparative Education Review (CER) is seeking contributions in various formats from authors working on two topics of pressing concern:
  • contributions related to race and racism, and Black Lives Matter in Comparative and International Education (CIE);
  • contributions related to the impact of the Coronavirus on education.
 Please send your proposals by October 30th, 2020. Contributions can be in the form of (i) guest editorship of a special issue (see separate call for proposals); (ii) individual research papers; (iii) special sections that cluster 3 - 6 papers on a specific theme; (iv) book or media reviews, or essay reviews (see separate call for book and media reviews); or (v) a moderated discussion. This latter is a space organized by a guest editor for scholars and/or practitioners to offer informed commentary on important or controversial issues. Like book, media and essay reviews, a moderated discussion has a faster turnaround time than research articles.  The journal link contains prior examples.
 
More information about submission policies and criteria for evaluating manuscripts is found here. You can also contact the CER at cer@umass.edu or cerbooks@umass.edu with the tagline “Inclusive Scholarship” or “Coronavirus” if you have any specific questions or suggestions. Please send proposals for a Special Issue, a Special Section, a Book or Media Review, or a Moderated Discussion as soon as possible and no later than October 30th, 2020.
SOUTHEAST ASIA SIG CALL FOR CIES 2021 CONFERENCE PROPOSALS
 
The Southeast Asia SIG encourages you to consider submitting a proposal for the upcoming 2021 CIES Annual Meeting, planned for April 2021 in Seattle.  

We warmly welcome individual paper submissions, group panels, and roundtables that align both with the conference theme “Social Responsibility within Changing Contexts” and the application of this theme within the confines of Southeast Asia. We welcome research approaches from across the methodological spectrum (qualitative, mixed methods, and quantitative), and particularly encourage submissions which engage methods such as social-network analysis (SNA) in the exploration of global and local actors and their engagement in Southeast Asia.  We seek submissions and panel groups which are country or issue focused and welcome all disciplines related to the study of Southeast Asia from a comparative and international education perspective.

We also note that this year's presentations can be bi/multilingual, and we would encourage you to consider using the languages of Southeast Asia, alongside English, as a way to more fully represent the issues and resources of the region.  

There are a few weeks remaining for submission and we hope that you might consider submitting a proposal for consideration by the Southeast Asia SIG (please email to seasig2020@gmail.com). 
We look forward to seeing you, virtually or in person, soon!

Kevin Henderson, Program Chair
KEEPING LEARNERS ENGAGED BY REACHING THE HARDEST TO REACH WITH TECHNOLOGY DURING COVID: THE KERALA EXPERIENCE WEBINAR
 

Education has been disrupted during the COVID19 pandemic. Millions of children have trying different models of learning remotely with the help of parents, teachers, extended families and others. What have we learned so far from the ground? What has worked and what needs to be improved?

This panel will look at the Kerala model from India and learn from the governmental and NGO actions on the ground. Join us in discussing education in the COVID19 times with concrete examples from Kerala on the use of technology to ensure learning continuity.

Let us also learn the lessons for sustainable development and what we can infuse in the education systems to build back better.

Friday, October 9th, 2020 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. EDT

Register on Eventbrite

Join the Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute (Columbia University) to discuss with our esteemed panelists:

  • Anvar Sadath, CEO, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education, Government of Kerala
  • Professor V.K. Damodaran, President Vakkom Moulavi Foundation Trust and Member, Governing Board and Executive Committee Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment
  • Sajitha Bashir, Adviser, Office of the Global Director for Education, World Bank

Remarks

  • Tania Saeed, Assistant Professor-Tenure, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, LUMS University, Pakistan
  • Yanis Ben Amor, Executive Director of Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Moderators

  • Radhika Iyengar, Director Education of Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University. Chair of the Environmental and Sustainability Special Interest Group at CIES
  • Haein Shin, Education Technical Adviser, Center for Sustainable Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University
 Co-Sponsored by The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), Earth Institute, Columbia University & South Asia Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES).
CIES NEW COMMUNITY CALENDAR FEATURE
 
CIES is now offering a new Community Calendar feature for our members. This feature will highlight upcoming events in a convenient place for our members and is located at www.cies.us under the Our Events Tab at the top of the page.

To submit an event for our calendar, please send the following information to the OED one week in advance at oed@cies.us 

Name of Organizer, Email, Event Location/Link, and a Short Description (less than 500-word description). Please also indicate if this event is organized or sponsored by a CIES Committee or SIG.
 
If you have any questions regarding the event submission, please contact the OED at oed@cies.us
ESE SIG AWARDS
Victor Kobayashi Award for Best Journal Article

The annual Victor Kobayashi Awards were instituted in 2020 to honor the legacy of Victor Nobuo Kobayashi (1932-2018) and his support for the Environmental and Sustainability Education Special Interest Group. A Professor Emeritus of Educational Foundations at the University of Hawaii, Dr. Kobayashi contributed to the field of comparative and international education for more than four decades. His presidential address at CIES in 2006 centers around the furies of human conflict and the devastation of the global environment that destruct our relationships with others and other creatures[1]. He calls for a revolution in comparative education that highlights the interconnectedness of life in the study and practice of education. The awards therefore are intended to encourage both research and field-based initiatives that advance the work in environmental and sustainability education. 
 
The award acknowledges the academic work of scholars focusing on sustainability and environmental education issues globally. The winner of the award will be given an opportunity to give a brief presentation at the ESE SIG Business Meeting at the 2021 CIES Annual Conference. 

Full details on the award criteria can be found at this link.

[1]Kobayashi, V. (2007). Recursive patterns that engage and disengage: Comparative education, research and practice. Comparative Education Review, 51(3), pp. 261-280
Victor Kobayashi Award for Best-Field Based Initiative

Best field-based Initiative is an award given to the INGO/NGO/field-based organization, individual or group within an institution implementing an exemplary project in the area of environmental and sustainability education.

The award acknowledges the critical field-based effort by any institution, individual or group within an institution working on a project on environmental and sustainability education. The winner of the award will be given an opportunity to give a brief presentation at the ESE SIG Business Meeting at the 2021 CIES Annual Conference

Full details on the award criteria can be found at this link. 
Sponsored by The Environmental and Sustainability Education Special Interest Group (ESE SIG) at CIES
 
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY WEBINAR
 

Thank you for interest in the International Workshop on Environment, Sustainability & Education, hosted by the Center for Sustainable Futures at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Israeli Institute of Education for Sustainability at Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts.

We hope to see you at our next meeting: Wednesday September 30, 2020. Dr. Orla Kelly will present her work "Educational Attainment and the Carbon Intensity of Wellbeing: A Regional Analysis"

Speaker: Dr. Orla Kelly

Title: Educational Attainment and the Carbon Intensity of Wellbeing: A Regional Analysis

Abstract: Education is widely regarded as an important social mechanism for enhancing human wellbeing. So much so, that the goal of raising nations’ rates of per capita educational attainment has been part of global development policy since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR 1948, Article 26). Policymakers have included it in many subsequent international treaties and frameworks, including the current Sustainable Development Agenda (SDG 4). However, much remains unknown about the macro-level relationship between educational attainment and global sustainability. In this research, I empirically assess the relationship between per capita rates of educational attainment and the carbon intensity of wellbeing (CIWB), across six world regions, using data for the period 1960-2010. CIWB is a ratio of CO2 per capita/life expectancy. It is a widely used metric for socio-ecological sustainability within environmental sociology and other disciplines. I also consider how regionally specific historical, cultural, and geopolitical contexts across these regions may have influenced the relationship between education and sustainability.    

Registration link is available here.

For more information about the Workshop, please visit our webpage. If you are interested in presenting/sharing your work, please contact us: Oren Pizmony-Levy (op2183@tc.columbia.edu) and Dafna Gan (dafna.gan@smkb.ac.il).

 CALL FOR PAPERS-JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE & INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION 
 

Open Call for Graduate Student Issue

The Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education is the official journal of the Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) Higher Education Special Interest Group (HESIG). JCIHE promotes scholarship opportunities, critical dialogue, and provides a link to engage professionals and academics to the international aspects of higher education. JCIHE encourages a range of contexts, perspectives, methodologies, and intersections of disciplines. JCIHE is a member of the Open Journals in Education (OJED) platform, a Gold Open Access and is listed in EBSCOHOST database, GoogleScholar, CiteFactor, and ERIC.
 
JCIHE is having an open call for Graduate Student Issue (Winter Supplemental Graduate-Student Work-in-Progress Issue.

  • Articles reflect graduate student work-in-progress and should be 500 - 1,000 words. Submissions are due October 9th, 2020                               
  • Please send submissions or Reviewer Team requests at this link
FRESH ED-#213-215
FreshEd #213 – Educational Privatization in Brazil and Portugal (Rui da Silva)
This week with Rui da Silva, we navigate educational privatization in Brazil and Portugal. In our discussion, we look at the issue from a multitude of aspects, including the elements which have impacted on the privatization of education of both countries (e.g. events in history, foundational ideologies, political ideas, localization and globalization) and outcomes. Silva is a researcher in the Center for African Studies at the University of Porto in Portugal. His recent co-authored article is “Public funding to private providers of compulsory education: crossed looks between Brazil and Portugal in the context of globalisations.”

FreshEd #214 – Less is More (Jason Hickel)
Capitalism that requires perpetual expansion has left us with catastrophe in climate and ecological systems. Then what is an alternative philosophy that we should pursue instead of our long-saturated philosophy of capitalism to benefit the planet and enable human flourishing? Our guest Jason Hickel argues the answer is “degrowth” that is enrooted in reciprocity and regeneration. In our discussion, Hickel also guided us to navigate growthism from theological and historical lenses, and how degrowth plays a role in high-income countries versus low-income countries. Hickel is an economic anthropologist, author, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom. He is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics, and Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. He recently published a book entitled Less is More: How Degrowth will Save the World.
 
New announcement: FreshEd教育播客
FreshEd is now available in China. You can listen to the entire catalog on Ximalaya and stay in touch on WeChat (search FreshEd教育播客). Feel free to use any of our freely available material.
 
FreshEd with Will Brehm is a weekly podcast that makes complex ideas in educational research easily understood. Subscribe on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can follow FreshEd in Facebook or Twitter @FreshEdPodcast.
FreshEd #215 – A-Levels debacle in England (Mary Richardson)
COVID-19 outbreak disrupted school systems worldwide. The subsequent school closures raised a multitude of questions about education assessment, including: how should schools implement assessment amidst distance learning? is it fair to hold such tests when not everyone can access to online learning? With this week’s guest, Mary Richardson, we look at the issue in the context of England and how government, schools, and students responded. Richardson is an Associate Professor of Education (Assessment) at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. Prior to joining academia, she was a Senior Research Officer in the department of Research and Statistics for AQA conducting national studies relating to school-based examinations, and more.

 
JOBS

Assistant/Associate Professor in International and Comparative Education

The Program in International and Comparative Education (IC&E) at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking a Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in International and Comparative Education. We are seeking candidates with expertise in the areas of education in emergencies and/or refugee education. We are especially interested in candidates who focus on teacher education and professional development in the aforementioned contexts. 

Please see this link for the faculty search ad.

We are eager to advertise the position widely and especially to bring the announcement to the attention of individuals from under-represented groups in the fields of International and Comparative Education. We would be pleased if you could bring this announcement to the attention of qualified individuals with whom you are acquainted. If you prefer, please feel welcome to contact us with suggested names and addresses of persons whom you would recommend. Our office number is 212-678-3763. You may also email Lisa Daehlin at daehlin@tc.edu.

We intend to begin reviewing applications on October 6, 2020. We hope to reach as many individuals as possible. Any assistance you may be able to give us would be most appreciated. Thank you very much for considering our inquiry.
 

Program Officer-Global Department for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange

Canada’s International Development Research Center is seeking applicants for a Program Officer. The goal of the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange program is to improve developing country’s policy and practice to strengthen national education systems, strengthen their capacity to more routinely integrate new knowledge and innovations into policy and practice at appropriate scales, tapping into national and regional knowledge generation.

The full job description can be found at this link. The closing deadline is October 14th. 
 



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