“IV International Conference on Critical Education” 23-26 June 2014
The outbreak of the economic, social, and political crisis is affecting education at a global scale. The crisis, in tandem with the dominant neoliberal and neoconservative politics that are implemented and promoted internationally as the only solution, redefine the sociopolitical and ideological role of education. Public education is shrinking. It loses its status as a social right. It is projected as a mere commodity for sale while it becomes less democratic and critical.
Understanding the causes of the crisis, the special forms it takes in different countries and the multiple ways in which it influences education, constitutes important questions for all those who do not limit their perspectives to the horizon of neoconservative, neoliberal and technocratic dogmas. Moreover, the critical education movement has the responsibility to rethink its views and practices in light of the crisis as well as the paths that this crisis opens for challenging and overthrowing capitalist domination worldwide.
The International Conference on Critical Education, which was held in Athens in 2011 and 2012 and Ankara in 2013, provides a platform for scholars, educators, activists and others interested in the subject to come together and engage in a free, democratic and productive dialogue. At a time of crisis when public education is under siege by neoliberalism and neoconservatism, we invite you to submit a proposal and to attend the IV International Conference on Critical Education to reflect on the theory and practice of critical education and to contribute to the field.
Conference Dates: 23-26 June 2014
Venue: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Education, School of Primary Education
(housed in the Tower of Pedagogy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Campus)
28 February 2014: Deadline for abstract submission
17 March 2014: Announcement of accepted papers
15 April 2014: Payment of conference fee
Languages of the Conference: Greek and English
During the opening ceremony and on common sessions, there will be simultaneous translation. Throughout the conference there will be English speaking staff on hand, as well as translating.
100 Euros for each participant from North America and Western Europe
50 Euros for each participant from all other countries