Call for Country Experts on Education

Call for Country Experts: Be part of the largest ever data collection project on education

A team of researchers based at the University of Glasgow, together with the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Project at the University of Gothenburg, is working on a project connecting systems of government with educational policies and practices in countries across the world. They will measure up to twenty novel indicators of education practices for all countries in the world and build a completely new database on education, accumulating the knowledge of more than 1,000 education experts. The data will be made public in 2023.

They are looking for participants for their project to act as a Country Expert on Education. Country Experts will be asked to complete a survey on the following topics relating to primary and secondary education in their country (or countries) of expertise: centralisation of the curriculum, political education in school, teacher training and hiring practices, and teaching styles.

If you are interested in participating and have filled out the registration form (see online form below), you will be contacted by the V-Dem team in the next few weeks with more details; the online expert survey will take place between January and February 2022. Participants will be offered a remuneration of 90 USD as a token of gratitude by V-Dem.

Please register if you would be interested in participating by filling in this online form: Click here

Or copy and paste the URL below into your internet browser:

You can learn more about our DEMED-V-Dem joint data collection effort here:

Call for Papers: “Conference Equity in and Through Education”

From May 31–June 1 2016, Comparative Education Society in Europe (CESE) will organize the conference ‘Equity in and through education: Changing contexts, consequences, and contestations in Glasgow. The conference will be hosted by the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change at the historic University of Glasgow.

Several broad questions will set the agenda of the conference: To what extent are education systems fair and inclusive in terms of access, processes and outcomes? How does education help to create a society that is more – or less – equitable? What can we learn by studying these questions internationally and in comparative perspective?

The CESE Executive Committee, in association with the Glasgow Organising Committee, invites papers that explore the conference theme from a range of local, national and supranational contexts. Submissions which engage both theoretically and empirically with the issue of equity in and through education are encouraged.

For more information about the conference and about the call for papers, please click here.