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WERA 2019 Focal Meeting | 5-8 August, 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

World Education Research Association 2019
Focal Meeting in Tokyo
10th Anniversary

Future of Democracy and Education: Realizing Equity and Social Justice Worldwide
August 5-8, 2019
The University of Tokyo (August 5)
Gakushuin University (August 6-8)

Keynote Speakers

Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves is Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa, Research Professor at Boston College, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University. He is President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Adviser in Education to the First Minister of Scotland and from 2015-2018 to the Premier of Ontario. Andy is founder of the Atlantic Rim Collaboratory (ARC): a group of 9 nations committed to broadly defined excellence, equity, wellbeing, inclusion, democracy and human rights www.atrico.org

Andy has consulted with the OECD, the World Bank, governments, universities and professional associations worldwide. He has given keynote addresses in 50 countries, 47 US states and all Australian states and Canadian provinces. Andy’s more than 30 books have attracted multiple Outstanding Writing Awards, including the highest value book award in education, The Grawemeyer, in 2015. Andy is ranked in the top 20 scholars with most influence on US education policy debate. He has a Google Scholar citation score of over 60,000 citations and his book Changing Teachers, Changing Times is one of the top three most cited books ever about teaching, from any author. In 2015, Boston College gave him its Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. He is holder of the Whitworth Award for contributions to educational research in Canada, and the Horace Mann and Robert Owen awards for services to public education in the US and Scotland, respectively. Andy holds Honorary Doctorates from the Education University of Hong Kong and the University of Uppsala in Sweden.

Andy has two children and four grandchildren, including identical twins. He is an avid long-distance hiker, and always up for a game of pool.

Andy’s most recent book (with Michael O’Connor) is Collaborative Professionalism: when teaching together means learning for all (Corwin, 2018).

Stephen J Ball

Stephen J Ball

Stephen J Ball is Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology of Education at the University College London, Institute of Education. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 2006; and is also Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Society of Educational Studies, and a Laureate of Kappa Delta Phi; he has honorary doctorates from the Universities of Turku (Finland), and Leicester. He is co-founder and Managing Editor of the Journal of Education Policy.

His main areas of interest are in sociologically informed education policy analysis and the relationships between education, education policy and social class. He has written 20 books and had published over 140 journal articles. Recent books: Edu.Net (Routledge 2017) and Foucault as Educator (Springer 2017).

Gert Biesta

Gert Biesta

Gert Biesta (www.gertbiesta.com) is currently Professor of Education in the Department of Education of Brunel University London and NIVOZ Professor for Education at the University of Humanistic Studies, The Netherlands, and has been a member of the Education Council of the Netherlands, the advisory body of the Dutch government and parliament, since 2014. He is co-editor of the British Educational Research Journal and associate editor of Educational Theory. His research focuses on educational theory and policy, including the theory of educational and social research. He is particularly interested in questions of democracy and democratisation.

Recent books include: The Beautiful Risk of Education (Routledge, 2014); Teacher Agency: An Ecological Approach (Bloomsbury 2015); The Rediscovery of Teaching (Routledge 2017); and Letting Art Teach (ArtEZ 2017). His work has so far appeared in 16 different languages.

Ingrid Gogolin

Ingrid Gogolin

Ingrid Gogolin is a Professor for international comparative and intercultural education research at the Universität Hamburg. Her research is focused on problems of migration and linguistic diversity in education. She was coordinator of the EU-funded project “European Educational Research Quality Indicators (EERQI)”. Recent research projects deal with the following topics: Linguistic diversity management in urban areas (Research Cluster of Excellence at the Universität Hamburg); Multilingualism and Language Education (www.kombi.uni-hamburg.de); Multilingual development in a Longitudinal Perspective (MEZ; www.mez.uni-hamburg.de). She was awarded honorary doctor’s degrees by the University of Dortmund/ Germany (in 2013) and the National Kapodistrian University of Athens/ Greece (in 2017).

Examples of publications: Book series ‘Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity’ (2013ff, ed. with Peter Siemund, Amsterdam: John Benjamins; exemplar volume: Peukert, Hagen; Gogolin, Ingrid (Eds.) (2017): Dynamics of Linguistic Diversity. Amsterdam (John Benjamins)
www.ingrid-gogolin.eu

Oon-Seng TAN

Oon-Seng TAN

Professor Oon-Seng TAN is Director of the Centre for Research in Child Development at the National Institute of Education, Singapore. He is also a Yidan Visiting Global Fellow of Harvard University. Prof Tan was previously Director of the NIE. He was President of the Educational Research Association of Singapore and President of the APERA. Professor Tan has been an Expert Panel member of the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Fund of Singapore. He is Editor-in-Chief of Educational Research for Policy & Practice (Springer) and Lead-Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Education (Routledge). Prof Tan's areas of research include teacher education, psychology and learning. He has authored/edited more than 20 books and over 150 scholarly articles/chapters in these fields. He has delivered keynote addresses globally including the National Science Foundation EHR Distinguished Lecture, AERA Annual Meetings presidential sessions, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science international symposium, and international education ministers’ summits.

Important dates

Submission starts
October 1, 2018
Submission ends
April 25, 2019
Decisions announced
June 17, 2019
Early bird registration
October 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019
Registration
May 1, 2019 – July 31, 2019
Submission of final papers to WERA
July 1, 2019
WERA-JERA conference
August 5-8, 2019

Partners

Sponsors

  • Gakushuuin University
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • The Foundation for the Advancement of Juvenile Education in Japan
  • Springer Nature
  • Kadokawa Dwango Educational Corporation
  • Tokyo Shoseki, Co .Ltd.
  • Kyoto Forum
  • Labo International Exchange Foundation