Open Rank – International/Intercultural Education: Florida International University


Conference opportunities

1.  WERA Focal Meeting (August 2019, Tokyo Japan)

WERA is an association of major national, regional, and specialty education research associations dedicated to sharing scholarship, developing networks, and mutually supporting capacity building. The WERA 2019 Focal Meeting is an integral part of the annual conference of the Japanese Educational Research Association (JERA) and consists of a program of paper, symposia, and poster sessions on topics of worldwide emphases and significance. WERA Focal Meetings are embedded in the conference of a WERA member association. The Call for Submissions is posted on the WERA 2019 Focal Meeting website (http://wera-tokyo.com).

Please note that the Call includes an invitation to submit proposals for papers, posters, and symposia. The online submission system can be found at https://www.conftool.org/wera2019/index.php?page=submissions&y=500.

Submissions for the Call must be completed by January 31, 2019; 23:59 Tokyo Time (GMT +9).

2. Diaspora and internationalisation in higher education

Funded by BAICE and co-hosted by UCL Institute of Education and University of East London, this Forum will explore the role of diaspora and how this intertwines with internationalisation in higher education. We aim to: examine diverse theoretical perspectives on diaspora and how they inform the theme of diaspora in internationalisation; critically assess the dominant discourses around diaspora and internationalisation in higher education; and to explore the implications of different types of diaspora formations on international higher education and knowledge production. We therefore invite contributions that will focus on (but are not limited to) the following questions:

  1. What are the different theoretical perspectives on diaspora and how do they inform policies relating to internationalisation in higher education? What are the underlying assumptions and dominant discourses? How might these discourses vary across divergent diaspora groups (e.g. refugees; highly-skilled migrants; ethnic and religious minorities)?
  2. What are the implications of transnational diaspora formations on national higher education systems? How do diasporas intersect with national and institutional internationalisation policies and strategies? How are diasporas managed by states to shape international higher education and knowledge production? Conversely, how do diasporas initiate and direct internationalisation in higher education in their homelands and host-countries?

The Forum will consist of two linked events over two academic years (10 May 2019, second TBD) and we plan to submit a proposal for a journal special issue based on Forum outcomes.

Submissions: Abstracts of 250 words with full author details (name, position, institutional affiliations, email and telephone number) should be submitted by 15 November 2018​. Submissions should be sent via email to Annette Bamberger at a.bamberger.14@ucl.ac.uk. Contributors will be notified about the outcome of their submission by 30 December 2018. Submissions from researchers across all levels, including early-career researchers are welcomed.

The Forum is free to attend and there will be lunch and refreshments. There are also limited travel bursaries (of up to £100) available for presenters; if you are interested in applying, please contact Annette Bamberger at a.bamberger.14@ucl.ac.uk.

To register to attend, please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diaspora-and-internationalisation-in-higher-education-tickets-50706696093

Publishing opportunities 

1. Currents in Teaching and Learning, a peer-reviewed electronic journal that fosters exchanges among reflective teacher-scholars across the disciplines, welcomes submissions for its Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 issues (Volume 10, Numbers 1 and 2).  We consider all submissions that address new approaches to theories and practices of teaching and learning. Each year we release two issues of Currents, an open-ended Fall issue and a themed issue in the Spring. We welcome all teaching and learning-related submissions for the Fall Issues. The theme for the Spring 2019 issue is “Globalizing learning.” With the intensifying clash between nationalism and globalization, the issue of how to incorporate consciousness of global issues and trends into college education has become ever more critical.  For this issue, we invite submissions that address this issue from theoretical and/or practical perspectives. Some questions that might be addressed include (but are not limited to):

  • What constitutes “global learning”, and what implications might this have for the nature, substance, content, and methods of tertiary education?
  • What kinds of approaches can be used to integrate global knowledge and skills into teaching and learning across the disciplines?
  • In what ways can global and local forms of knowledge construction be related in classroom and extra-curricular modes of teaching and learning?

Submissions Deadlines

Fall 2018 issue: August 15, 2018
Spring 2019 issue: December 15, 2018
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