Durham U: International & Comparative Education (UK)

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Assistant Professor in International & Comparative Education, School of Education, Durham University, Durham, UK. Deadline: 12 February 2021.

The School of Education at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in International and Comparative Education. Most welcome are applications from those with research and teaching interests that are aligned with the International and Comparative Education research cluster within the School.

Research in this cluster draws together the expertise from the extensive and varied international dimensions of educational research from across the department. The cluster centres on multidisciplinary, international and intercultural research which positions educational issues in an international and comparative framework. The cluster engages with methodological, epistemological and theoretical projects which advance understandings of educational issues through international and comparative lenses. Social, spatial and linguistic inequalities are central to the synergies of this group, including explorations around relational educational inequalities between the ‘Global North and Global South’.

Researchers collaborating in this cluster recognise the multiplicity of individuals’ languages, cultures, identities, histories. The collaborations in the cluster foreground youth participation, engagement and responsibility for social justice, both locally and globally. A broad range of projects across the department involve international and comparative methodologies with sites of exploration and collaboration including China, South Africa, Jordan, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, Turkey, Australia and many contexts across Europe.

The researchers in the cluster draw on a range of perspectives in international education and comparative methodologies. This includes large scale national and international comparisons as well as research that foregrounds socially constructed, dialogic, experiential and reflexive approaches to research and learning, and approaches that give voice to people from marginalised communities, particularly around experiences of migration and mobility. Intercultural education and the role of language, culture, identity and belonging are an integral part of the cluster.

Durham U: Intercultural Communication & Education (England)

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Intercultural Communication and Education, School of Education, Durham University, England. Deadline: 15 November 2019.

The School of Education at Durham University seeks to make an appointment to the role of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on experience, in Intercultural Communication and Education. They welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests that are aligned with the Intercultural Communication and Education research cluster within the School.

Durham U Institute of Advanced Study Fellowship (UK)

Fellowships
Fellowships, Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University, Durham, UK. Deadline: 7 June 2019.

The Institute of Advanced Study is one of Durham University’s flagship interdisciplinary research institutes providing a forum for debate and collaboration across the entire disciplinary spectrum. Durham offers Fellows time and freedom to think, away from the demands of their everyday professional lives. By recruiting Fellows from all around the world, the IAS fosters an exciting intellectual environment in which thinkers from diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds can exchange ideas. Applicants may be from any academic discipline or professional background.

Durham U Job Ads: Education (UK)

Job adsAssistant/Associate Professor in Education, School of Education, Durham University, UK. Deadline: 2 January 2019.

Professor in Education, School of Education, Durham University, UK. Deadline: 2 January 2019.

For both positions, applicants must demonstrate research excellence related to one or more of Durham’s thematic research clusters: Assessment, Monitoring and Educational Effectiveness; Evidence for Education policy and Practice, Higher and Further Education; Educational Psychology; Intercultural Communication and Education; Pedagogy and Curriculum.

CFP Education and Migration: Language Foregrounded (UK)

EDUCATION AND MIGRATION: LANGUAGE FOREGROUNDED
21-23 (Friday – Sunday) October, 2016,
School of Education, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom

Keynote Speakers:
Alison Phipps, University of Glasgow, UK
Hilary Footitt, University of Reading, UK
Martha Bigelow, University of Minnesota, USA

Plenary panels:
The conference will include five plenary panels, within which the following invited researchers/practitioners will each lead a panel (supported by two other experts), on the themes below.

1. Languages for resilience: Languages education in the context of the Syrian crisis – Mike Solly (British Council)

2. Migration and schools: Policies for primary and secondary education in Europe – George Androulakis (University of Thessaly, Vólos)

3. Children’s multilingual identities, language brokering, opportunities for multiple literacies; issues concerning ESOL/languages and mainstreaming – Francis Giampapa (University of Bristol)

4. Multimodality: The role of the creative arts in language learning – Pam Burnard (University of Cambridge)

5. Communities and education; translanguaging in communities; community schools – Angela Creese (University of Birmingham)

Call for papers and panel proposals:
The conference invites papers and panels on research, pedagogies (multilingual, multimodal, multisensory, intercultural), policy development, and teacher practice concerning the opportunities and possibilities for multiple languages. Papers and panels may also address the following (and related) themes:
· Multilingualism in NGO education contexts
· Policy and language advocacy for multiple languages in the classroom
· Community schools and translanguaging in communities
· Teacher education in multilingual classrooms
· Languages and the intercultural citizen
· Modern foreign languages and multiple languages in schools—affordances and possibilities
· Languages in research, policy, teacher education
· Multimodal pedagogies for supporting language learning
· Critical and intercultural pedagogies
· Languages in contexts of discrimination, trauma, and exclusion: Implications for educational psychology and counselling; identity; multiple language literacies

Please see the conference website for further details, including how to submit proposals. The submission deadline is 1 June 2016.

Pre-conference doctoral workshop on researching multilingually:
There will also be a free pre-conference workshop for PhD students prior to the conference on Thursday 20th October 2016. The purpose of the workshop is to learn about and share experiences of how doctoral researchers draw on their linguistic resources (and those of others) when researching multilingually, and to explore the possibilities and complexities of such approaches. Please see the attached conference information for further details and how to register.

Prue Holmes Profile

ProfilesPrue Holmes is Senior Lecturer in International and Intercultural Education in the School of Education, Durham University. She has also taught intercultural communication at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and English as a Foreign Language and English language teacher education in Italy, China, and Hong Kong.

Her research has been published in international journals and includes, most recently, a special issue on intercultural dialogue in the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. Current research interests continue to explore intercultural dialogue in expanded contexts such as internationalisation. Other research includes the intercultural communication and learning experiences of international and Chinese students; intercultural competence, immigrant communication experiences; and intercultural education. She has received commissions from UNESCO to research intercultural communication in the Asia-Pacific region, and from Education New Zealand and the Ministry of Education (International), New Zealand, to research international and Chinese students’ learning and intercultural communication experiences.

Prue supervises post-graduate theses and dissertations in intercultural communication, identity, and competence; international and intercultural education; English and foreign language education; and Chinese and other international students’ learning and communication experiences. She also teaches modules in international and intercultural education and communication at post-graduate and under-graduate levels.

Prue was co-chair of the International Association of Language and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) and hosted the conference at Durham University in December 2012.


Work for CID:

Prue Holmes was one of the participants at the National Communication Association’s Summer Conference on Intercultural Dialogue in Istanbul, Turkey, which led to the creation of CID, and one of the editors of the book resulting from that event, Case Studies in Intercultural Dialogue.