Education Benchmarking Meetings and News

Video from the Future of Teaching Profession Conference

Recent Conferences of Note
The Future of the Teaching Profession
February 16-17, 2012, Cambridge, UK
Leadership for Learning (LFL) hosted this two-day event at the Møller Centre in Cambridge, which explored research and policy in relation to teacher quality and the development of the teaching profession. Planned with EI (the global federation of teacher organizations), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Open Society Foundations, the seminar included representatives from government, academia, unions and schools from 28 countries. More information is available on the LFL web site including a record of the discussion, relevant papers, and videos of the presentations.

Mark Your Calendar
The 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
April 22-27, 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico
The worldwide education revolution over the past 150 years has thoroughly transformed human society.  The relentless inclusion of ever more people into formal and non-formal schooling—from early childhood education to advanced university training and beyond—is a social revolution with cultural, material, and political consequences for human life around the globe.  This conference aims to answer questions such as “What has been the legacy of the education revolution?” and “What are its current challenges and promises for the future?”

2012 2nd International Conference on Economic, Education and Management (ICEEM 2012)
June 1-2, 2012, Shanghai, China
ICEEM 2012 is a meta-conference for researchers in the Asia-Pacific region to connect with international research communities for the worldwide dissemination and sharing of ideas for research in the field of economic, education and management. The 2-day conference will foster the building of research communities in the field of computers in education.

Comparative Education Society in Europe, 25th Conference
June 18-21, 2012, Salamanca, Spain
The topic of the Conference, “Empires, Post-coloniality and Interculturality: Comparative Education between Past, Post, and Present”, reflects some of the major scholarly issues in which academics, researchers, policy analysts and students in the field of comparative education are currently concerned and engaged.

Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2012)
June 18-21, 2012, Toronto, Canada
The CICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education.  The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap and promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy.

PGL12: 2012 Partnership for Global Learning Annual Conference
June 29-30, 2012 New York, New York
The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning annual conference is dedicated to preparing American students to be globally competent and ready for college.  The two-day event connects educators, business leaders, policymakers and resource providers to share best practices, build partnerships and advance policies to ensure the next generation is ready to lead in an interconnected world.

Education Benchmarking News
Class size lift could help education – Treasury
Stuff (New Zealand)
March 20, 2012

New system unveiled to spur vocational education
China Daily
March 9, 2012

Govt to raise education spending to 4% of GDP
China Daily
March 6, 2012

1,119 badly-rated teachers to undergo retraining
The Korea Herald
February 19, 2012

Lessons from Asia show way forward for schools
The Australian
February 17, 2012