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Bordering, Re-bordering and new possibilities in education and society

Conference venue: Istanbul (Turkey)
Period: June 14-18, 2010
Deadline for submitting abstracts: February 28, 2010 

Authors will be notified about acceptance of their abstracts latest by March 20, 2010.
Applications for Photograph Exhibition: May 1, 2010
Online Registration: June 13, 2010

Description of the conference

The aim of the congress is to analyze the “Educational space” as the space where ‘difference’ is conceived, reproduced or contested. The interest is focused in particular on the linkages between material space (institutional buildings, camps), representations of space (maps and organizational charts as well as metaphors) and spaces of representation, (the lived or experienced space, feelings and emotions, senses of security or insecurity). Spaces and their uses can be classed, gendered, radicalised, and sexualized. Moreover the production of space is also linked to the production of identities, to spaces for assembly, or to keeping ‘others’ in their place, materially or symbolically and it is linked to inclusion and exclusion too.
Rebordering is an aspect of globalization, and all themes would have globalization both as an opportunity and as a threat. There would be concerns about responsibility across and within borders (for climate change, arms trade, movements of peoples), but also the concerns are about borders in terms of social divisions, the invisible and visible lines between groups, and how education can challenge those borders which deny freedoms, rights and capabilities. Therefore the main question is: what are the educational spaces for contestation of inequality, for interruption?
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Eligible topics for the conference

The Thematic Groups of the Conference are:

  • Educational Governance, Policy Within and Across Borders
  • Comparative Education: Rethinking Theory and Method
  • Education, Conflict and Transitions Within and Between Societies
  • Demystifying Quality in Education
  • Re-imagining Curriculum
  • Critical Perspectives in Teacher Education and Development
  • Identity, Space and Diversity in Education
  • Education, Human and Social Development, and Capabilities
  • New Technologies and Accessibility to Learning
  • Education and Children's Rights in a "Globalized" World
  • Education, Politics of Dominance, the Suppressed and Disappearing Languages
  • Privatization and Marketization in Education
  • Education, Migration, Citizenship and the State
  • Cross-Thematic Groups (Special Interest Groups / Special Workshops / Symposia / Round table)

Guidelines for submission

Abstract submissions can only be made via online web tool. Abstract should be not more than 200 words and must be written in English (although presentations can be in Turkish, French or any other language if translation can be provided at the time.)  It is possible to submit one abstract as the main author/presenter (it is also possible however to present another abstract as a secondary presenter if part of a team, but that abstract should be submitted by another person as the main presenter).
For Abstract submission paying the congress Fee is not a necessary prerequisite but abstract submission is a preliminary registration
Abstracts will be evaluated by the local and international convenors of each Thematic Group and will be approved by the Research Standing Committee. The results will be posted at the latest by March 20th, 2010. Abstract sent after the submission deadline (February 28, 2010) is unlikely to be considered. 
After the congress, it will produced a CD of the papers to be put in the participants’ packs at the congress. If you wish your paper to be on this CD, please submit it one month before, i.e. by Friday May 14th 2010.


World Council of Comparative Education Societies – WCCES (Member society: Turkish Comparative Education Society – TUKED)
Boğaziçi University, Department of Educational Sciences - B.U

Information & contacts

World Council of Comparative Education Societies – WCCES (Member society: Turkish Comparative Education Society – TUKED)

Boğaziçi University, Department of Educational Sciences - B.U
address: Department of Educational Sciences XIV WCCES Congress Office - YD105 Bebek-İstanbul / TURKEY
tel: +90 212 359 7678
fax: +90 212 257 5036


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