The 37th annual Australia New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society conference: En (2009 ANZCIES)

Venue: The University of New England

Location: Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

Event Date/Time: Nov 24, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 27, 2009
Registration Date: Nov 13, 2009
Early Registration Date: Sep 11, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 10, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Aug 21, 2009
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The theme for ANZCIES 2009 is Entering the Age of an Educational Renaissance: Ideas for unity of purpose or further discord? It is designed in response to the ever-increasing needs to advance our understanding of educational planning, behaviour, and development.

The ANZCIES 2009 conference builds upon three streams of interest:

1) Educational Planning and Policy
2) Behaviour of Institutional Actors
3) Human Agency and Development

The conference aims to stimulate discussion and dialogue among educational planners, policy analysts, and non-government agencies along with educational researchers and scholars.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract proposal, you may offer to have it blind-reviewed by peers or submit as a non-refereed paper. All submissions to be refereed will undergo a double-blind review process which is DEST-compliant. Refereed submissions are to be evaluated by peers as follows:

• Relevance to conference theme
• Scholarship in terms of reference to other research, practice or theory
• Clarity of expression
• Potential for effective presentation
• Contribution to the field of comparative and international education

Is education perceived as a tool for peace? Can we use education to expand our imagination to explore new ways of thinking for collective action?
What can we do to view education as a whole---from early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary to lifelong learning? How can the world foster greater co-operation to offset fear of collapse, apathy, and complacency? Indeed, the world has changed, so how should education change with it? These and other related questions will be raised at the conference.

The aim of the conference is to present a series of papers that rigourously analyse discrete practical problems that help guide comparative and international research, uncover dilemmas, fallacies, myths, and/or to seek viable solutions to global and local concerns.


School of Education
New South Wales

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