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Comparative and International Education Society 52nd Annual Meeting (2008)


Teachers College, Columbia University is pleased to host the 2008 Meetings of the Comparative and International Education Society. We look forward to seeing you in New York City in March for what promises to be a dynamic meeting on a topic of great importance to CIES members, educational equity. The first session of panels will begin promptly at 8:30AM on Monday, March 17, 2008. The final session of panels will be on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 10:30AM.

The Meetings will place special emphasis on the theme of educational equity within and among regions and countries, focusing on the impact of factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, economics, disability, and urbanization. The Program Committee of the 2008 Meeting will issue a call for proposals at the beginning of October 2007. Especially encouraged are proposals that address the measurement, extent, origins, and solutions for gaining educational equity on a local, national, regional, and international scale. There will be several receptions for participants, and invited lectures are being arranged.

The venue in New York City and at Teachers College provides a special occasion to return to the roots of CIES. TC faculty John Dewey, James Russell, Paul Monroe, Isaac Kandel, and George Bereday were pioneers in establishing a focus on international and comparative education. R. Freeman Butts, Harold Noah, and Max Eckstein were among many of the early officers and founding board members of CIES who came from the TC faculty, and the Department of International and Transcultural Studies at TC sponsors one of the largest graduate training programs in the world in Comparative and International Education. In addition, New York City constitutes one of the most internationalized cities in the world with its large multilingual and multicultural populations and its substantial international institutions including the United Nations.


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