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The University of Newcastle's School of Education is home to the Comparative and International Education (CIEGUN) research group.
PhD and Masters by Research students who undertake projects with CIEGUN will benefit from the group's critical mass of established comparative and international researchers, who explore global educational policies and alternatives for contemporary times.
CIEGUN scholars bring expertise in critical and diverse approaches and associated research methodologies to analyse international educational phenomena.
Distinctive research spokes, led by group members, investigate policy across geographical regions, time periods, and educational forms, with a common focus on developing critical understandings of policy on multiple levels of scale.
CIEGUN's comparative work extends to Central Europe (Hungary and Slovenia), Latin America (Venezuela, Cuba, Chile and Brazil), Africa (South Africa, Zimbabwe), and South Asia (India).
Our graduate researchers are currently undertaking fieldwork in Vietnam, PRC, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and Iran.
Research proposals are invited in the following areas:
CIEGUN members apply various critical approaches to research from a range of theoretical perspectives including feminist, world-systems, Marxist, queer theory, post-structural frameworks. Research includes historical, comparative, international, and interventionist work.
Before you apply, contact a supervisor for discussion on possible research projects. This will allow you to frame your proposal to align with established disciplines and areas of supervisor capacity.
There are a number of research projects being undertaken by graduate students in the area of Comparative and International Education at Newcastle. Take a look some of the current topics: