Global Public Seminars in Comparative and International Education

Maia Chankseliani
Professor Maia Chankseliani

The 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 was established in Trinity term 2021 as a joint initiative by the University of Oxford’s Department of Education and St Edmund Hall, and are chaired by Professor Maia Chankseliani, Fellow by Special Election in Comparative and International Education.

Michaelmas Term 2021

Wednesday 20 October 2021 at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

Speaker: Dr V. Darleen Opfer, Vice President, RAND Education and Labor Research Division

Distinguished Chair, Education Policy, USA

Talk title: Methods and Findings from OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) Video Study of Teaching

Chaired by Maia Chankseliani

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Wednesday 17 November 2021 at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

Speaker: Dr Rabea Malik, CEO and Fellow, Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives
Assistant Professor, School of Education, LUMS, Pakistan

Talk title: Social Distance, Teachers’ Beliefs and Teaching Practices in a Context of Social Disadvantage: Evidence from India and Pakistan

Chaired by Liam Gearon

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Wednesday 15 December 2021 at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

Speaker: Thomas Koruth Samuel, Consultant, Terrorism Prevention, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Talk title: At The Crossroads: Rethinking the Role of Education in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism

Chaired by Lynn Schneider

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Hilary Term 2022

Wednesday 19 January 2022 at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

Speaker: Dr Carolina Alban Conto, Research and Development Manager, IIEP – UNESCO Africa Office, Dakar, Senegal

Talk title: Overview of Education In Africa: How the Implementation of the CESA And SDG4 Agendas is Progressing?

Chaired by Liam Gearon

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Wednesday 16 February 2022 at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

Speaker: Dr Peter Kelly, Reader in Comparative Education, University of Plymouth, UK

Talk title: Renegotiating the Public Good: Education Policy Responses to Covid-19 in England, Germany and Italy

Chaired by Maia Chankseliani

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Wednesday 16 March 2022 at 3pm – 4pm (UK time)

Speaker: Dr Nutsa Kobakhidze, Assistant Professor in Comparative and International Education

Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Talk title: Local Anxieties, Global Ambitions: Class-differentiated Parenting and Out-of-school Educational Activities in Hong Kong

Chaired by Maia Chankseliani

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Past Seminars

The recordings of past Global Public Seminars in Comparative and International Education can be accessed by following these links: