Global Public Seminars in Comparative and International Education

5th May 2021 : 15:00 - 16:00

28th July 2021 : 15:00 - 16:00

Category: Public Seminar

Speaker: Various

Location: Zoom - Registration required

Convener: Maia Chankseliani

Audience: Public

Global Public Seminars in Comparative and International Education

Joint seminars organised by the Department of Education and St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.

Global Public Seminars in Comparative and International Education address themes of major interest to academics, practitioners, and policy-makers working in the field of education globally. These seminars aim to illuminate the role of education in societal development, with a focus on understanding changes in education policy, discourse, and practice, and how these changes influence individual opportunities and shape the development of educational institutions around the world. Seminars will zoom into the local and zoom out into the national and supranational spaces, flows, and influences on education.

The series will be chaired by Maia Chankseliani, Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education.


The seminar programme:

*Please note that all seminars have a maximum capacity of 100 participants*


Wed 5 May at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

‘Breaking gender, sex and sexuality borders: The case of comprehensive sexuality education in South Africa’

– Thabo Msibi, Dean and Head of School, School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Wed 19 May at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

‘Global Middle-Class families – comparative study of travel trajectories and imagined futures’

– Miri Yemini, Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University, Israel


Wed 2 June at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

‘Equal’ Transnational Partnerships in Higher Education: Sino-Foreign Case Studies’

– Miguel Antonio Lim, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Manchester, UK


Wed 16 June at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

‘Why did policymakers in India and Mexico adopt the Germanic model of dual apprenticeships?’

– Oscar Valiente, Senior Lecturer University of Glasgow, UK


Wed 7th July at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

‘Governing education by partnership: the GPE in the context of other sectors’ global financing partnerships.’

– Moira V. Faul, Executive Director, NORRAG, Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies, Geneva


Wed 28th July at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

A comparison of the transition of returning scholars to domestic research environments in Kazakhstan, Malaysia and Cambodia.’

– Aliya Kuzhabekova, Associate Professor, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan