IAFOR International Conference on Education – Dubai 2016

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) invites you to participate in the IAFOR International Conference on Education – Dubai 2016 and enjoy the amazing city of Dubai, UAE.

Held along with the IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning, at the InterContinental Festival City Event Centre from March 2-4, join us as we discuss this year’s conference theme, “Education and Social Justice: Global Trends, Local Solutions” along with Conference Chair Prof. Sue Jackson, International Director of Program Prof. Steve Cornwell, IAFOR Chairman Prof. Stuart D.B. Picken and other featured presenters!

To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information. The deadline to submit your abstract is November 1, 2016.

Submit an abstract: http://iafor.org/cfp
Visit the conference website: http://iafor.org/conferences/iicedubai2016/
Enquiries: iicedubai@iafor.org

Conference Theme: “Education and Social Justice”

The conference theme for IICE-Dubai2016 is “Education and Social Justice”, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

In this conference – one of a series of five held in 2016 on education and social justice – participants are invited to explore and question ways in which education can bring about change and social justice. Abstracts should address one or more of the streams below, identifying a relevant sub-theme:


Inclusive approaches: developing equity in education
Education, globalization and social justice
Developing transnational spaces for equality in education
Challenges of literacy and communication through the global and the local
Education and social justice: power and disempowerment

Submissions are organized in to the following thematic streams:

– Education: social justice and social change

– Education: social and political movements
– Education and post-colonialism
– Education for sustainable development
– Conflicting perspectives in learning and teaching
– Digital technologies and communications
– Educational change through technologies

– ‘Englishes’ in global communication
– Bi-cultural, bi-lingual and bi-national education
– Languages education and applied linguistics (ESL/TESL/TEFL)
– Linguistics and Pedagogy
– Multilingual societies
– Education for interdisciplinary thinking
– Education for intercultural communication
– Education for international exchange
– Challenges of new technologies

– Primary and secondary education
– Higher education
– Adult and lifelong learning
– Technology enhanced and distance learning
– International Schools and Educational goals
– Educational Policy, Leadership, Management and Administration
– Curriculum Research and Development
– Economic Management of Education
– Institutional Accreditation and Ranking
– Organizational Learning and Change
– Professional Concerns, Training and Development
– Special Education, Learning Difficulties, Disability
– Student Learning, Learner Experiences and Learner Diversity

Visit the conference website for further details: http://iafor.org/iicedubai2016-call-for-papers/#conference-streams

***About IAFOR and its events

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization’s platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world’s leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR’s credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we look forward to breaking new ground, together.

To learn more about IAFOR – http://iafor.org

***IICE-Dubai2016 Conference Chairs and Featured Speakers

Professor Sue Jackson
IICE-Dubai2016 Conference Chair
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Sue Jackson is Pro-Vice-Master (Vice-President) for Learning and Teaching, Professor of Lifelong Learning and Gender and Director of Birkbeck Institute for Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck University of London. She publishes widely in the field of gender and lifelong learning, with a particular focus on identities.

Sue’s recent publications include Innovations in Lifelong Learning: Critical Perspectives on Diversity, Participation and Vocational Learning (Routledge, 2011); Gendered Choices: Learning, Work, Identities in Lifelong Learning (Springer, 2011, with Irene Malcolm and Kate Thomas); and Lifelong Learning and Social Justice (NIACE, 2011).

Sue is also the Director of the IAFOR Education Research Institute.

Professor Steve Cornwell
IAFOR International Director of Programme: Language Learning
Osaka Women’s University, Japan

Steve Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin University, and also teaches in the online portion of the MATESOL Programme for the New School in New York. He helped write and design several of the New School courses and has been involved with the program since its inception. He is involved with the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) (an affiliate of IAFOR) severing on its National Board of Directors (Director of Programme); his duties involve working with a volunteer team of 50+ to put on JALT’s annual, international conference each fall. Most recently, since 2012 he has been the Committee Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University’s Lifelong Learning Committee and is responsible for their evening extension Programme geared at alumni and community members. He is also the Vice-Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University’s English Education Committee which is responsible for suggesting policy regarding English Education and also responsible for developing material for the integrated curriculum.