Comparative Education: Citizenship, Multiculturalism and New Technologies


Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Drammen, Norway

First call for papers

Increasingly pluralistic societies entail an education sector enabling students to take part in all the complexities of civic responsibilities. The topics of this conference address emerging perspectives in and the potential role of comparative education. How are multicultural aspects of society affecting and changing Nordic education? What is the role of new technologies in education and how are these technologies made use of to empower citizens to engage in society? To what extent are educational policies addressing these emerging themes and how are they visible in practice?
This conference is jointly organized by a research group on human rights, citizenship and diversity ( at HBV and the Nordic Comparative and International Education Society (NOCIES) which will also hold its biannual General Meeting during the conference.

All abstracts must be submitted in attached file to In the e-mail the author(s) name(s), institutional affiliation(s), phone number(s) and e-mail address should be included, in addition to indicating which thematic group in which the author will present the paper.

All abstracts must be submitted by December 15th, 2014. The abstracts will be peer reviewed.Acceptance will be confirmed by January 15th, 2014.
If you want your paper considered for a post-conference publication, please send a publishable manuscript by March 15th, 2015. Please contact Heidi Biseth for criteria.

All participants need to register by February 20th, 2015. No conference fee will be charged.
Those who are NOCIES members at the time of registration are invited to the NOCIES General Meeting on Monday March 23rd and the following dinner paid by the hosts.
Please see the NOCIES website for payment of membership fee (