The Centre for Comparative and International Education, in the Department of Education, University of Oxford, in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation and the Global Centre for Pluralism held the 2nd annual Oxford Symposium in Comparative and International Education (OXSCIE) from 19th-20th June 2018 at Keble College, Oxford.
The rapidly changing shape of the global political landscape has created for people everywhere uncertainties about their social, economic, demographic and climatological futures; and uncertainties about the future interact to change the nature of society, and threaten openness, pluralism and cohesion. Now seems a particularly important time to ask what kind of society we want, and what role education might play in achieving it.
The question for OXSCIE 2018, then, was ‘how can we, through education, best shape and sustain a society that is at once plural and cosmopolitan, prosperous and inclusive, fair and responsible, and cohesive?’ Moreover, how might we understand and document the social, cultural and economic pathways selected by young people and their families to navigate the changing nature of society?
OXSCIE 2018 invited 150 delegates from around the world to ask the 'big' questions about education and the future; about the kind of world we want, and in spite of contestation, how we might secure it.
Director of the Institute for Strategy of Education Development of the Russian Academy of Education, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Education, Dr.Sc. (Philosophy), professor Svetlana V. Ivanova and Deputy Director, PhD (Education) Irina Elkina presented their paper “Post-industrial society and education quality”. The Organizing Committee of the Conference selected it among the 26 best articles from researchers from many countries of the world and awarded a full-time participation grant with a report in Oxford as authors who contributed to the research topics in the field of education in the modern changing world.
In 2016, this subject was first considered by the authors in the paper “Postmodernism and the quality of education: the formulation of the problem” (Values and Meanings Journal, Vol. 1, No. 6 (46), 2016).
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