Second Call for Papers for the CESHK 2017 Spring Annual Conference

Dates: 24th-25th March 2017

Venue: The Education University of Hong Kong, Tseung Kwan O Study Centre, No.1, King Yin Lane, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong.


Dr. Brian D. Denman

brianDr. Brian D. Denman is a senior lecturer at the University of New England in the School of Education in Australia and the immediate past Secretary-General of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), an international organisation consisting of over 40 comparative and international education societies worldwide. His particular areas of expertise include the study of educational systems, educational planning and policy studies, international higher education policy, and comparative education research.


Dr. Liz Jackson


Liz Jackson is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong and Deputy Director for its Master of Education Programme. She is Editor of Review of Contemporary Philosophy and Associate Editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory. Her areas of expertise include global studies in education, moral and civic education, and educational theory.


Dr. Jae Park

Jae Park serves as the Past-President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (2014-2015) and as the Head of the International Education Research Group in the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development of the Education University of Hong Kong. He published in Educational Philosophy and TheoryInternational Studies in Sociology of EducationComparative Education, and Ethics & Behavior. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Comparative Education and Development and an editor of the Encyclopedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory – Springer. 

Dr. Akiyoshi Yonezawa

yonzawaDr. Akiyoshi Yonezawa is Professor and Director, Office of Institutional Research, Tohoku University, Japan. With a background in sociology, he mainly conducts research on comparative higher education policy – especially focusing on world-class universities, internationalization of higher education, and public-private relationships in higher education.



This year, there is a dedicated email address for the 2017 Spring Annual Conference and ALL Conference-related matters. It is:
For non-conference related matters, please use the existing email address:

A) Conference Themes
The Conference will be organised around four themes:
1) Equity and basic schooling in Asia;
2) Higher education in Asia: the local and the global;
3) Education and social change; and
4) Comparative education research methods.
Applicants will need to identify the theme they are addressing and submit an abstract of 50-100 words.

B) Submission deadline, links and presentation information
In order to enhance the quality of papers, a more rigorous review of paper proposals will be conducted. The revised deadline for submissions is: Friday 17th February, 2017.

Submissions can either be for an individual presentation (with one or more authors) or as part of a panel presentation.

Please use the following link for individual submissions:

Please use the following link for panel submissions:

Submissions can either be in English or Chinese.
Presentations can be in English, Cantonese or Mandarin/Putonghua.
**If you are wishing to present in Cantonese or Mandarin/Putonghua, please submit your abstract in written Chinese (traditional or simplified characters).

C) Forum Registration and CESHK Membership
Membership and Conference fee payments are required in advance from all presenters. If you are a non-member or your membership has expired, please join CESHK or renew your membership*.

*For CESHK Membership, please go to

Membership is for the current calendar year. Members joining CESHK after 1st September enjoy membership until the end of the following calendar year.

For two hotels located near to the Conference venue, please use the link below:
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