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Paul R. Carr

Université du Québec en Outaouais

Gina Thésée

Université du Québec à Montréal !


International Editorial board:

Ali Abdi (University of British Columbia), Antonia Darder (Loyola Marymount University), George Dei (OISE at the University of Toronto), Walter Gershon (Kent State University), David Lefrançois (Université du Québec en Outaouais), Darren Lund (University of Calgary), Handel Kashope Wright (University of British Columbia), Peter McLaren (Chapman University), Dave Sangha (University of Northern British Columbia), Lynette Shultz (University of Alberta), Christine Sleeter (California State University Monterey Bay), Suzanne SooHoo (Chapman University), Dalene Swanson (University of Stirling), Njoke Wane (OISE at the University of Toronto), Joel Westheimer (University of Ottawa)

This book series aims to develop a field of overlapping research that crosses and integrates the domains, disciplines, subjects and themes of cultural pluralism, democracy and social justice. Each theme is taken up individually in many debates but our focus is to bring together advanced and critical analyses that transcend boundaries, languages, disciplines and theoretical and conceptual approaches. We are interested in books that can problematize cultural pluralism in relation to, with and around democracy and socio-environmental justice, especially in relation to education. Our focus on cultural pluralism is intentional, and we aim to move the debate on identity, difference and lived experience forward within a critical lens, seeking to create new, varied and meaningful discussions that go beyond the normative labels of multiculturalism and interculturalism. The literature around education for democracy that underscores political literacy, critical engagement and transformative education is also highly relevant here as is the field of social justice, which examines power relations, laws and policies, structures and experiences at myriad levels.

The guiding principles for books in this series include: critical analysis; interdisciplinary; nuanced and complexified thinking; epistemological interrogation; varied research approaches; innovation; openness to international and comparative studies. The books in this series will include case studies, comparative analyses,

and collaborations across linguistic, social, ethnic, racial, national, religious and gender boundaries, which may include empirical, conceptual and theoretical frameworks and analysis.

While not an exhaustive or exclusive list, some of the areas that will be of interest for this book series include: Migration, immigration and displacement; Identity and power; Globalization, neoliberalism and cultural pluralism; Critical epistemology; Democracy and diversity; Social justice and environmental justice; Media analyses and studies; Macrosociological studies; Political ecology; Cultural diversity; Educational change.

For more information about this series or contribution, contact the Editors Paul R. Carr (, Gina Thésée ( or Michel Lokhorst (

If you are interested in submitting a proposal please submit the following: a 500-word summary of your book proposal, including the title; focus and research questions; the connection to the book series; the theoretical and/or conceptual framework; the major themes to be explored; a draft table of contents; type of book: single author, edited, etc.; 10 keywords; a 150-word biography for each author/editor; confirmation that the contents of the book have not been published elsewhere; also include your CV.





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Rethinking Language, Diversity, and Education

University of the Aegean (Rhodes, Greece)

May 28, 2015 – May 31, 2015

Honoring the contributions of Professor Jim Cummins (OISE/UT) and Professor Michalis Damanakis (University of Crete)

Language has complex implications for identity, communication, social integration, and education, but also for building inclusive societies and and intercultural dialogue while preserving cultural heritage.  While linguistic and cultural diversity in our classrooms and communities has the potential to enlighten and expand our understanding of both others and ourselves, it also presents challenges to the balance between coherence and pluralism in societies. Language diversity is frequently not recognized and undervalued in both mainstream society and education. Homogenizing and assimilationist educational practices and language policies still prevail around the globe at the risk of losing the ethno-linguistic vitality and wealth of non-dominant languages.

In our contemporary reality of ever expanding and compounding “multies” (multilingualism, multiculturalism, multimodality, multiliteracies, etc), how do we create pedagogical spaces that would nurture and enhance the linguistic communities and honour the cultural differences of students in the twenty-first century? What does it mean to rethink language diversity in education and how can we foster true inclusion in our increasingly linguistically diverse schools?  This gathering will bring together emerging and established researchers around the practices and policies of language diversity in education with representatives of school boards, teacher associations, policy makers community leaders, teachers, and school administrators to engage issues of linguistic and cultural diversity that have created a new ground for teaching and learning. A rethinking of the dimensions of language diversity in education  and its pedagogical imperatives in communal and global contexts will enable new direction with respect to the question of difference, social justice and pedagogy in the new millennium.


Conference Information

» Overview

» Call for Papers (October 8, 2014 – May 1, 2015)

» Registration

» Accommodation

» Organizers and Partners





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Society for Research into Higher Education

Date – Tuesday, 08 July 2014: 11.00 – 14.45

Venue – SRHE, 73 Collier St, London N1 9BE

Network – Access and Widening Participation

Institutional commitments to enhancing and promoting diversity are ubiquitous across UK and US higher education institutions. However, the concept of diversity is often used in taken-for-granted ways, or too readily collapses back into discussions of how students can be ‘shaped’ to better embrace difference. This seminar brings together two thought-provoking papers, one from the US and one from the UK, which question and challenge the concept of ‘diversity’ in relation to the internationalisation of higher education.




When international classrooms become Chinese students-dominated classrooms: Revisiting celebrated diversity and the internationalisation of higher education
Phan Le Ha, PhD, Associate Professor of Education, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Seeking the internationalised self: transformative learning for staff as internationalisation of the curriculum in higher education
Dr Catherine Montgomery, Associate Dean (international), Faculty of Education, University of Hull, UK


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Note: Unless otherwise stated SRHE events are free to members, there is a charge of £60 for non-members.



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BSA Postgraduate Conference – ‘Who and what is management for?’

The University of Leicester School of Management is running a one day BSA postgraduate conference on 10 January 2013.

The cost to BSA members is £10, and £25 to non-BSA members. This money goes towards lunch, drinks and a post-conference dinner for all attendees.

Event booking is via the BSA website and must be made by 4 January 2013 at the latest.


Date: 10 January 2013.


Please contact Juan Espinosa Cristia for more information or join our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.



The conference is broadly themed around Critical Management, based on the multi-disciplinary ‘Leicester Model’ that draws from across the social sciences. Unlike mainstream Business Schools, at Leicester we are concerned with challenging the status quo and giving voice to those individuals, groups and societies who are traditionally overlooked in global management.

Provisional Programme

The provisional programme is available here.


1. Equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Building on our global, critical and multi-disciplinary approach we welcome research in the fields of equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Topics might include leadership, diversity, equality, employment law, workplace violence, the career experiences of minorities and the labour process in developing countries. Participants should focus on the values that global management does, or does not, ascribe to difference.

2. Critical finance. Critiques of mainstream macroeconomics, financialisation and modern finance theory are welcome. Suggested topics include global financial reform, post-Bretton Woods institutions, ‘risk-free’ rates of return, stock-flow modelling and central banking theory. Empirical contributions might study alternative economies, or describe financial crises from the perspective of disadvantaged groups.

3. Social studies of management and organisation. Building on Science and Technology Studies, this stream invites contributions in the use of ‘market devices’ and ‘organising devices’; other actor-network approaches; and anthropological, ethnographic and sociological studies of organisations.


Respondents and Speakers

Fiona Wilson, Professor of Organisation Behaviour, GlasgowUniversityBusinessSchool

Fiona Wilson’s research focuses on the relationships between men and women at work. She has been involved in research on romance at work, gender and the professions and sexual harassment. She recently finished a project on banks’ lending to male and female business owners.

Malcolm Sawyer, Professor of Economics, Leeds University Business School

Malcolm Sawyer is the author of 11 books, has edited 24, and contributed to over 100 chapters. He has published 90 papers in refereed journals. His research interests are in macroeconomics, fiscal and monetary policy, the political economy of the European Monetary Union, nature of money, causes and concepts of unemployment, and the economics of Michal Kalecki.

Daniel Neyland, Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University Management School

Daniel Neyland’s research interests cover governance, accountability and ethics in the form of science, technology and organization. He draws on ethnomethodology, science and technology studies, constructivism, Actor-Network Theory and the recent STS turn to markets.

Javier Lezaun, Lecturer, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

Javier Lezaun’s research interests focus on the legal, political and social dimensions of techno-scientific change, particularly in the life sciences and biomedicine.


Getting There

The University of Leicester can be easily reached by rail, bus and road. From the railway station there is almost a traffic free walk of less than a mile.


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Is the Student Really at the Heart of Higher Education? Critical Voices, Critical Times

The 5th Education in a Changing Environment Conference will be held at the University of Salford, 15-16 September 2009.

The conference will focus on four main themes that are key aspects of the changes affecting higher education:

* Giving Voice to the Student Experience: methods, approaches and evidence

* Emerging Technologies, the Curriculum and Student Engagement

* Student Diversity, Internationalisation and Managing Change

* Scholarship as Critical Pedagogy

The conference will provide a forum for colleagues involved in research in these areas to present papers, workshops and posters and to discuss the implications of change in relation to their findings.

For further information contact Eamon O’Doherty: Tel: +44 (0) 161 295 2899

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