Global Learning Metrics - Nov. 10-11, 2016

Call for Proposals - Inaugural CIES Symposium (2016)

Proposal submission guidelines

Thank you for your interest in the CIES 2016 Symposium- The Possibility and Desirability of Global Learning Metrics: Comparative Perspectives on Education Research, Policy, and Practice. Please complete this structured abstract form for a paper or parallel session panel proposal. Abstracts should follow APA format and may not exceed 750 words in length (excluding references). You may copy and paste from your word processing program.

  • Proposal submission deadline extended: September 1, 2016
  • Applicants will be notified: September 10, 2016

Panel proposals

If you are submitting a panel proposal, please include a 200 word overview of the panel in the "structured abstract" field below followed by the structured abstracts for each paper in the session. Please also include the names and email addresses of each of the presenters.

Individual paper submissions

We will accept structured abstracts related to two themes. You will be asked to choose the theme that is most appropriate for your submission.

Theme 1: CONCEPTUALIZING GLOBAL LEARNING METRICS: WHAT SHOULD BE ASSESSED?

What are the tensions, challenges, and possibilities of balancing the assessment of basic numeracy and literacy skills and the measurement of learning outcomes related to citizenship, human rights, sustainability, history, aesthetics, morality, religion and/or spirituality? Can global learning metrics consider alternative worldviews, as well as linguistic and cultural heritage of historically marginalized groups in the societies in which they reside?

Theme 2: AGENCIES, ACTORS AND STAKEHOLDERS: WHO DETERMINES WHAT SHOULD BE MEASURED?

What role have different stakeholders played in mobilizing the current focus on learning outcomes and their measurement? Which actors and agencies should determine what gets taught and measured? How should comparative education researchers address the critical issue of equity/inequalities in learning in terms of conceptualization, measurement, and policy analysis?

Structured Abstract

Your structured abstract should include:

  • A clear statement of the objectives or purposes of your work as related to the symposium theme and/or comparative and international education
  • The perspective(s) or theoretical framework employed
  • Research methods or modes of inquiry (including data sources, evidence, objects and/or materials)
  • Results, substantiated conclusions, and/or the warrants for your arguments/point of view
  • Scholarly significance, originality and/or creativity of the study or work

Your structured abstract should follow APA format and should be not exceed 750 words in length.