News and events

The IALEI Conference, 2013

Internationally, Higher Education access policies take on multiple models, from the strictest national unified test to total open access. Countries with low rates of participation in Higher Education seek to expand access by increasing the number of opportunities available, while those countries that have already achieved a significant level of participation tend to focus on broadening access, so as to include more under-represented groups. There are many reasons why some countries may focus on one aspect rather than the other or why some countries feel the need to meet both challenges simultaneously. Over time, however, paying attention to both is becoming important for all.

In 2013 IALEI’s focus is on the joint research project ‘Acces to Higher Education’. The international IALEI conference on ‘Access to Higher Education’ will take place in Beijing 31 October – 2 November 2013, organised by the Chair of IALEI 2012/13, the Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, Peoples Republic of China. Visit the website for further information.

Vacancy at OISE: Chair of the Dep. of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) seeks applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education for a five-year term (renewable). This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding scholar to lead a dynamic new department advancing its programmatic and research goals. This tenured appointment will be at the rank of Full Professor commencing September 1, 2013 or as soon thereafter as possible. Read more here.

BNU International Summer school on Educational Technology

International Summer School on Educational Technology in conjunctional with the 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2013). July 19-22, 2013, Beijing China
The Summer School offers an excellent opportunity for an intensive week of working with PhD students (and in exceptional cases, senior masters’ students with demonstrated research excellence) and research fellows from diverse academic backgrounds. The Summer School is a forum for meeting new people and really get acquainted with them. It is a place to start deep collaboration between scholars working on the similar issues. We also welcome students with other education backgrounds to join. More information here.

IALEI reception in San Francisco (AERA) 29 April 2013

To increase IALEI’s visibility, a number of IALEI members will host a reception at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference 2013 in San Francisco, USA.

The reception will take place on Monday the 29th of April from 7:00-9:00 PM, at the Hilton Union Square in the room “Continental 4”.
The following member institution will participate:
• Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE), The University of Melbourne
• Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
• Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University
• Institute of Education (IOE), University of London
• School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison


The IALEI Conference Publication 2012

How do university schools of education address disadvantage? This publication shares how IALEI members believe educational disadvantage could be targeted and addressed locally and nationally – and why universities play a key role in this process. It is jointly published by the IALEI and the hosts of the 5th International Conference, the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.

15 Chinese scholarships to foreign students

15 Chinese Government Scholarships are offered for the International MA Program in Educational Leadership and Policy in 2013. The Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University (BNU) offers the International MA program in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education) in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, Stockholm University. Applications for 2013 are now available. Read here.

Redesigning Pedagogy 3-5 June, NIE, Singapore

If teachers are to act as agents of change, how and to what extent do we  to rethink and reinvest our practices in order to remain relevant? The international conference is organised by Nanyang Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. More information here.