25 March 2018 - 29 March 2018
Mexico City, Mexico

Re-mapping global education

World Population Program researcher Stephanie Bengtsson and Melissa Lima will present latest research at this important international education conference.

School children, Mexico © Shawn Talbot | Shutterstock

School children, Mexico © Shawn Talbot | Shutterstock

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Annual Conference is an academic conference attended by researchers, students, practitioners and policy makers interested in comparative and international education. It is considered to be the most important international education conference. The conference theme “Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue" is intended to serve as a broad umbrella under which a wide range of work can be presented, while still yielding the consolidation and advancement of knowledge. 

The conference aims to shift the traditional starting point of research to a greater extent toward the global South. This shift not only enables South-North dialogue, but also enhances North-South dialogue and the expansion of South-South collaboration. The new map requires scholars and practitioners to expand their awareness of the voices, actors and knowledge producers that have historically been marginalized in educational research and institutions. Taking advantage of the widening epistemological parameters of this field, the conference participants will focus the conversation on theories and methodologies produced in the global South, with a view toward exploring new voices around the globe. 

During the book launch session, IIASA researcher Stephanie Bengtsson will present a new book entitled "The role of education in enabling the sustainable development agenda" that she authored together with Bilal Barakat and Raya Muttarak. The launch will be held from 3-4.30pm (Mexico time) on Monday 26 March.

Bengtsson will also be presenting a chapter from the book from 5-6.30pm (Mexico time) on Tuesday 27 March, entitled "The fifth ‘P’ of the Sustainable Development Agenda: Towards a 'revitalised Global Partnership for Sustainable Development' in and through education" at this conference. Bengtsson is a Research Scholar with the World Population (POP) program, where she is working on education issues, socio-economic progress and human wellbeing.

Melissa Lima will present two papers, "Education financing in Brazil and quality outcomes: An analysis for the period 2011-2015" on Tuesday 27 March 3-4.30PM (Mexico time), and "The effects of child marriage and teenage pregnancy on girl's schooling: Evidence from Latin America" on Thursday 29 March 8-9.30AM (Mexico time).

For more information please visit the event website.

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