Education Benchmarking Meetings

Recent Conferences of Note

The Role of Benchmarking in Global Education: Who Succeeds at PISA and Why?
Dec. 2-3, 2011, Albany, New York
This conference was hosted by the Institute of Global Education Policy Studies and the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. The conference was formed to critically examine PISA’s educational and policy role and explore the institutional and cultural factors of high scoring countries, including national culture, teacher education, curriculum policies, and governance structures. More information is available on the University at Albany web site including archived video and PDFs of the presentation documents.

ICERI2011, 4th International Conference of Education Research and Innovation, International Association of Technology, Education and Development
November 14-16, 2011, Madrid, Spain
The International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, hosted by the International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) took place this year in Madrid. The conference is an international forum for collaboration in education research in all educational fields and disciplines. Topics for 2011 included new trends in education, curriculum design, accreditation and quality assurance, technology in teaching and learning, e-content management and development, and teacher training, among several others. More information is available on the IATED website. Video from an IATED conference held this past July, the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, is available here.

World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)
November 1-3, 2011, Doha, Qatar
World Innovation Summit for EducationThis year’s WISE recently took place in Doha, Qatar. The key theme was “Changing Societies, Changing Education.” Presenters came from over 40 countries and included leading academics to policymakers. The sessions took the form of panels, workshops, and debates, and included topics such as “Developing New Approaches to Leadership” and “How Does Innovation Happen?” Visit the website for archived video and other interactive content from the proceedings, as well as general information about WISE and their ongoing projects

Mark Your Calendar

The Annual Conference of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK)
February 25, 2012, Hong Kong
Theme: “Exploring the value and values of comparative education”
Abstract submission deadline: December 31, 2011

2012 International Summit on the Teaching Profession
March 14-15, 2012, New York, USA
http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/internationaled/teaching-summit-2012.html

Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium
March 24-25, 2012, Bahrain
Theme: “Global Innovation, Local Adaptation: Trends and Reactions”
http://gulfcomped.ning.com/page/gces-symposium-2012

The 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
April 22-27, 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Theme: “The Worldwide Education Revolution”
Registration deadline: March 19, 2012
http://www.cies2012.psu.edu/index.html

Comparative Education Society in Europe, 25th Conference
June 18-21, 2012, Salamanca, Spain
Theme: “Empires, Post-coloniality and Interculturality: Comparative Education between Past, Post, and Present”
http://cese2012.org/

Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2012)
June 18-21, 2012, Toronto, Canada
http://www.ciceducation.org/

The 5th International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) Research Conference
June 26-28, 2013, Singapore
http://www.iea.nl/irc.html