The Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education and Training

Lessons Learned and Looking Forward: Re-envisioning CIE

2022 Annual Graduate Student Research Conference of the Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education

The 2022 Proposal Submission System is closed. Please check back in Fall 2022 for updates for the Spring 2023 conference. | Online Conference Date — April 2, 2022

Location — Online

Join us for the 2022 Annual Graduate Student Research Conference (SRC) organized by the Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education. The conference will take place virtually on Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 9 AM – 2:00 PM. This conference is an opportunity for graduate students at the consortium schools to present their work and to engage in meaningful discussion about the forces that shape international education.

Call for Proposals

The Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education, American University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and University of Maryland invite proposals for the Annual Graduate Student Research Conference. The theme is Lessons Learned and Looking Forward: Re-envisioning Comparative and International Education. Proposals must be submitted via the conference website, which requires a title and an abstract of no more than 300 words (see an example). Proposals can be based on a class paper, thesis, dissertation, group project, or other scholarly work. This is an opportunity to gain experience submitting to and presenting at a friendly and encouraging academic conference where your work will be welcomed and supported. The deadline for submitting proposals is 11:59 PM ET on February 28th, 2022.

The 2022 SRC conference is inspired by the theme of the 66th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) being held virtually on April 18 – April 22, 2022. Imagination is vital to achieving a new reality. In the last two years, the world has experienced increasing and persistent challenges to education: COVID-19, the marginalization of minoritized communities and identities, politicization, the digital divide, the legacy of colonization across the world, and more. As we enter 2022, calls for building back better dominate the field of education across the world to increase educational access, make learning more equitable, and create decolonized and inclusive learning spaces. This requires the effort of students, teachers, administrators, and local leaders to work together and create innovative sustainable partnerships

We call for new language, participatory policy-making, and the courage to be civically engaged across our communities and advocate for the changes we need to make to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion in education for all learners. SRC 2022 invites students to consider the intersections of changing contexts, the expanding community of actors, and the complexities of motivations and agendas, along with the lived experience of people and communities with whom we work. Proposals are encouraged to speak to new, systemic, mindful, and innovative academic work, policies, and initiatives from our scholar-practitioners.

Students are encouraged to submit a SINGLE proposal that would link their topic with the theme of this conference. However, you are still welcome to submit your proposal even if it does not directly address this theme but contributes to expanding current knowledge and practice in the field of comparative and international education. Therefore, please consider submitting work that touches on a wide range of issues related to all levels of education. This can include early childhood and primary and secondary education to higher education and lifelong learning, and cover all aspects of education, including globalization and education, peace, human rights, and citizenship education, study abroad and exchange, language and literacy education, teacher education, and education in emergencies and conflict, among other areas. Please note only one submission per student.

To submit a proposal, click here.

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Example Proposal