2013 Compare Writers’ Workshop

September 9th 2013, 10 am until 4pm

Do you want to publish your research in an academic journal?Compare Journal - BAICE - British Association for International and Comparative Education

Have you had your work rejected and wonder why?

Compare/BAICE are offering a writing for publication programme for those in the field of educational research. The programme consists of an all day workshop, to be held in Oxford on September 9th 2013, 10 am until 4pm, (immediately before the 12th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development), followed by individual mentoring by experienced peer reviewers for Compare. During the workshop, you will work on key features of academic journal articles, look at submitted and revised papers and have the chance to discuss the expectations and interests of Compare with the editors. Afterwards, each participant will be allocated an individual mentor to give follow-up advice and feedback on drafts of their work by email. The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Theresa Lillis (Open University) and Dr. Anna Magyar (University of East Anglia), both with many years’ experience of teaching academic writing, in collaboration with Compare editors and editorial board members. This is a unique opportunity to receive individualised support with your writing and gain an insider perspective on publishing in Compare (a journal of comparative and international education).

To apply for a place at the workshop, you will need to have conducted educational research and have unpublished material or drafts of a paper that you would like to work on. Compare/BAICE are sponsoring this workshop so there will only be a nominal booking fee of £20 to cover administration and materials. Participants will be expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements and pay for refreshments on the day.  Numbers at the workshop will be limited to 20 participants.

If you would like to apply for a place at the workshop, please complete the form on the 2013 Compare Writers Workshop Flyer and send it with a booking fee of £20 to: Miriam McGregor, Compare Office, CARE, School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ (Email for further enquiries: compare@uea.ac.uk). Please make cheques payable to ‘BAICE’. If you are based outside the UK and cannot offer advance payment in this way, do let us know and we can discuss alternate payment arrangements.

Two bursaries are now available from UNGEI, deadline 15 August.

As we have had so many enquiries from people who would like to attend our writers’ workshop but are unable to travel to the UK, we have now developed a distance-based version, following similar activities to those in the face-to-face workshop. You will be offered on-line support from the academic literacy facilitators and the opportunity to develop your article for Compare through follow-up mentoring by email with a specialist in your area.

Please note that the on-line version of our writers’ programme is only available for those based outside the UK, particularly those in developing countries without access to this kind of support. If you would like to apply for the on-line writers’ workshop, please apply as above. A facilitator will then get in touch with you to arrange a skype or phone call. This call is to ensure that you are able to access the website and its resources before you begin.


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