Each year BAICE runs an essay competition open to all doctoral students who presented at either the BAICE or UKFIET conference. As you may know we had to cancel BAICE 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, instead of cancelling this year’s essay competition we are opening it up to a wider cohort of potential applicants.
Therefore, BAICE invites all postgraduate students of international and comparative education (or a closely related discipline) to write and submit an original essay on what would have been our conference theme:
Partnerships in Education: collaboration, co-operation and co-optation.
As with the conference we welcome submissions that critically consider the changing relationships around how education is conceptualised, planned, implemented, provided, resisted, researched and communicated in various contexts. While recognising the potential value of collaboration, the conference intended to challenge the normative, aspirational pursuit of partnership. We are interested in how politics, power, priorities, culture and language are understood, recognised and navigated by different stakeholders in education initiatives as well as the processes of learning. We invite essays that reflect on past, present and future collaborations across a wide range of sub-themes to conceptualise joint ventures in comparative and international education more robustly.
Essays should be between 3000-5000 words (including references).
The competition deadline is midnight on 31st January 2021.
One winning entry will be selected to win the £500 prize.
For more information on criteria and how to apply, please go to https://baice.ac.uk/baice-funding/student-essay-prize/