5th Biennial Conference: Bangi


Date: 30 – 31 May 2005
Venue: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia), Bangi.

Theme: Education for World Peace: The Asian Context

Present and future fragility due to political and economic uncertainties has reinforced the need for world peace. The influence of globalization and the need to respect diversity have made comparative education an essential tool to understand a fast changing world and to find new solutions. This Comparative Education Conference considers the implications of comparative studies for the formation and implementation of policies not only in education but in social, national and international development in pursuit of global peace. Thus, this conference welcomes contribution from related disciplines in the fields of law, psychology, communication, management, sociology, science and technology as these affect educational policy decisions.


1) To enhance collaboration among global stakeholders in promoting education for peace.

2) To disseminate research findings and intellectual discourse regarding critical issues in comparative education.

3) To discuss comparative perspectives on diversity, ethics and sustainability in the pursuit of global peace.

4) To share and exchange current information on effective educational governance and policies.

5) To provide a platform for future networking for rapid distribution of current
knowledge in comparative education.


i) Issues and Theories in Comparative Education.

ii) Comparative Perspectives on Education for Peace.

iii) Global Curriculum and Intellectual Mobility for Peace.

iv) Effective Educational Governance and Policies.

v) Utilising Science, Technology, and the Environment for Global Peace.

vi) Professionalism in Education.

vii) Endless Learning.

viii) Indigenous and Spiritual Education.

ix) Ethics and Social Responsibilities.

x) Diversity for Social Inclusion.

Submission of Abstracts

Please send an abstract of your paper (approximately 200 words) and your biodata (approximately 50 words) to the Secretariat before 31st January 2005. It can be sent by e-mail or by mail on a floppy disk (MS word). Please name the file according to author and include the following information together with your abstract:

* Name
* Affiliation
* Full address including phone and fax numbers
* E-mail address
* Topic of presentation & sub-theme

Conference Fee

Foreign Participant USD 250
Malaysian Participant RM 600
Graduate Student RM 300

The registration fee includes lunches, refreshments and conference materials.

Payment by bank draft/money order must be made payable to BENDAHARI UKM (CESA 2005). Please send the registration form and payment to the Secretariat.

Please visit the conference website ( http://www.ukm.my/cesa2005) to get the registration form.

Important Deadlines

* 31 January 2005 submission of abstract.
* 28 Feb. 2005 notification of acceptance.
* 31 March 2005 submission of full paper.

Conference proceedings will be published in CD format. If you wish to have your paper included in the proceedings, kindly submit a soft copy of your full paper to the Secretariat. The full paper, not exceeding 10 pages (single spacing, 11 font New Times Roman), should be submitted to the Secretariat by mail, fax or e-mail (cesa2005@pkrisc.cc.ukm.my) no later than 31 March 2005.

All correspondence to:

The Secretariat
Comparative Education Society of Asia (CESA) Biennial Conference 2005
Faculty of Education
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor

Attn: Dr. Hamdan Mohd. Ali
Dr. Ramlee Mustapha

Tel: +603-8921 6245 / 6339
Fax:+603-8925 4372


Please visit the website at: http://www.ukm.my/cesa2005
for further information regarding accommodation and programme.

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