The Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education and Training

Social Responsibility within Changing Contexts

2021 Annual Graduate Student Research Conference of the Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education

Deadline for submissions — February 14, 2021 | Online Conference Date — March 6, 2021

Location — Online

Join us for the 2021 Annual Graduate Student Research Conference (SRC) organized by the Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education. The conference will take place virtually on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 9 AM – 1:30 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 Social Responsibility within Changing Contexts. 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 February 14th, 2021.

The 2021 SRC conference is inspired by the theme of the 65th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) being held virtually on April 25 – May 2, 2021. As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, we are experiencing rapid changes in political, economic, environmental, cultural, and social spaces, including an expansion of non-state actors in the field and new social movements. With changing contexts, how are our visions and agendas changing? How does this influence our actions in policy, planning, and practice? How does social responsibility – of corporate entities, governments, development organizations, communities, and researchers – interact with these changing contexts, the growing variety of actors, and evolving visions and approaches to education globally and locally?

Social responsibility is revealed not only in how organizations, social movements, and individuals talk about what they do, but also through their processes – how they do what they do – and what the outcomes are, short-term and long-term, intended and unintended, including how others experience these processes and outcomes. Situating social responsibility in our changing contexts is critical. SRC 2021 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.

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