Description: The theme of this year’s conference, “Social Responsibility within Changing Contexts,” offers CIES the opportunity to host dialogues among people who regularly contribute to the Society, as well as bring in the voices of valued participants in the comparative and international education community we don’t typically hear from. This panel offers space to a variety of speakers to offer their perspectives on the opportunities, challenges, and drawbacks of partnerships in education across the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Through this panel, those involved in smaller-scale programs and research partnerships in comparative and international education will be at the center of the dialogue. Panelists and attendees will engage with questions that explore the reality of partnerships in the field of Comparative and International Education.
Chair: Sonja Anderson, Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Discussant: Francine Menashy, University of Massachusetts Boston
Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated and made visible issues of inequity locally and globally. It highlights challenges that simultaneously reinforce the importance of our work as comparative and international education (CIE) scholars and practitioners and illuminate obstacles for the field. The purpose of this double-length session, co-organized by the three CIES standing committees (Gender & Education, Under-represented Racial, Ethnic, and Ability Groups (UREAG), and New Scholars), is to create space to reflect on and respond to the implications of the pandemic we are navigating through the lenses of gender, diversity, and the next generation of CIE scholars. In framing and facilitating these critical conversations, our aim is to provide opportunities for members to connect around shared concerns and exchange resources and strategies for individual and collective response. Our hope is that these conversations might initiate ongoing reflection and action in response to these challenges.
The session will begin with a panel discussion to frame the discussion topics. Following brief remarks from each panelist, break-out groups will be formed and facilitated to further discuss impacts, resources, and strategies for response. Nine break-out groups will represent three broader topics: careers, researcher/teaching/learning, and equity. This session is co-sponsored by the Gender & Education Committee, the New Scholars Committee and UREAG.
Chair: Aryn Baxter, Independent
Description: This session features a panel of CIE/Education alumni (CIES members) who have launched educational ventures to respond to an educational and socioeconomic need in a socially responsible manner. The panel comprises the following entrepreneurs:
Chair: Jose Cossa, Pennsylvania State University & Walden University
Description: This town-hall style discussion explores knowledge production in the field. The panelists will offer very brief opening remarks to frame the discussion, introducing axes for discussion. The session will take place in an interactive format, privileging the audience’s comments and ideas with a focus on issue identification and agenda setting.
Chair: Esther E. Gottlieb, The Ohio State University