Comparative and International Education Group University of Newcastle
Dr Tom Griffiths
Challenging dominant policy paradigms: Enacting social justice
CIEGUN’s research programme brings together a critical mass of established comparative researchers exploring global educational policies and alternatives for contemporary times. Our programmatic focus is developed through inter-related research spokes, across geographical regions, educational sectors, and time periods, with a consistent focus on policy critique, the exploration of socially just alternatives, and interventions that systematically incorporate subaltern voices. We build on our established international collaborations, to enhance the dissemination, recognition and impact of the research as an integral part of the proposed intervention in global policy debates. Our programme of research rests on an acknowledgement of the heightened levels of global uncertainty and instability in which policy challenges emerge, and the heightened potential for such interventions in this context to influence the shape of the future world-system.
CIEGUN program leader Dr Tom Griffiths has been invited by the Venezuelan Ministry of Popular Power for University Education, to give a key-note lecture into the inaugural Masters of Comparative Education program run by the Bolivarian University of Venezuela and Internacional Miranda Research Centre
Two CIEGUN members, Linda Newman and Zsuzsa Millei, as part of the School of Education's early childhood team, had a very successful trip to Capetown South Africa to present at the inaugural Transdisciplinary Conference in Early Childhood Development and Education.
The Imposition of Western Epistemology on Education and Learning in the Global South
Professor Breidlid will focus on the hegemonic role of what is termed the global architecture of education. By first exploring the trajectory of Western knowledge production historically, he will discuss the consequences of the hegemonic role of Western epistemology on learning in the global South. Wednesday 8 May The Treehouse.
The 41st Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES) Hosted by Comparative and International Education Research Group (CIEGUN), the University of Newcastle. November 26th - 28th