XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies
22 August, 2016 Monday
26 August, 2016 Friday
On behalf of the Chinese Comparative Education Society, please accept our warm greetings from China! It is our great honor to announce that the XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, which will be held from 22nd to 26th August, 2016 in Beijing, China.
The theme of the Congress is Dialectics of Education: Comparative Perspectives. The XVI Congress will offer the opportunity for presentations of cutting-edge research to address the theoretical, empirical, and practical problems in education. The concerns and interests of various stakeholders (educational researchers, policymakers, teachers, students, parents, and others) will offer dynamic and in-depth discussion on contemporary educational issues to help interested parties grasp diverse sides of often very complex issues. Presentations concerning the dialectics of education at different stages or in various settings (e.g. preschool, primary, secondary, higher, adult, inclusive, special, vocational, teacher, or distance) are especially welcomed. These may include the dialectics of education in terms of educational finance, leadership and management, policy and planning, and others; from different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, such as philosophy, sociology, culture, feminism, phenomenology, ethnography, semiology or any other frameworks of interest. In terms of methodology, research might adhere to qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods frameworks. Finally, the Congress encourages research that emphasizes particular countries or regions---from local to global---and the adoption of an international or comparative approach or set of approaches.
The Congress will be held in Beijing, which is becoming one of the most visited cities in the world. Hundreds of attractions are awaiting your discovery and exploration! The city boasts countless numbers of historical sites, museums, parks and gardens. The sites of the 2008 Olympic are magnets for international and domestic tourists alike. In addition to Beijing’s pleasant atmosphere and spellbinding scenery, the appeal of well-established and reasonably-priced restaurants---from ethnic to international cuisine---will make your trip a memorable one. From an educational perspective, Beijing represents the diversity and complexity of the Chinese education system all-in-one. It is home to 178 institutions of higher education, 804 junior/senior high schools, 1160 primary schools, and 1253 kindergartens, as well as dozens of national academies and research institutes. Included in its universities are a number of nationally and internationally reknown institutions: Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Beijing Normal University.
Beijing Normal University will serve as the venue for the World Congress. Known as China’s most significant university specializing in education and education research, it is located in central Beijing---in close proximity to hotels offering a range of prices. Most are within walking distance and accessible to a myriad of transportation options (reasonably-priced taxis, buses, and subway), linking the university to other areas of interest during your stay.
We sincerely invite you to join us at the XVI World Congress of Comparative Education Societies in Beijing in 2016 and look forward to your contributions to the field.
Professor Wang Yingjie
President, CCES, China
15 March, 2016
22-26 August, 2016