The 26th Taiwan Forum on Sociology of Education

(Authorized as a 2020 Midterm Conference of RC04, ISA)

Educational Challenge in the Era of Globalization

Welcome Letter

It is with pleasure that I am addressing you in order to invite you to attend the 26th Taiwan Forum on Sociology of Education.

The call for papers is now open.

Please, put down the dates 8th and 9th of May 2020 in your calendars. The 26th Taiwan Forum on Sociology of Education will take place at the National Chung Cheng University which is hosting the event, and its theme will be about Globalization and the related and/ or interconnected educational challenges. There are 7 areas of focus that cover a wide spectrum of topics that scholars of sociology of education may position their academic work.

Apart from the main hosts this Forum is co-hosted by the Ministries of Education and Science and Technology of Taiwan as well as by a number of Institutions of Taiwan such as the Department of Education of the National Taiwan Normal University, the College of Education of the Chinese Culture University, the College of Education of the National Chung Cheng University, the Center for Teacher Education of the National Chung Cheng University and the College of Education of the National Chi Nan University.

I am particularly delighted that the 26th Taiwan Forum on Sociology of Education has been designated as a Mid-Term conference of the Research Committee on Sociology of Education of the International Sociological Association (RC04, ISA). Judging from my experience in attending the 2019 conference I am certain that the upcoming Forum will be a great success.

So, I am looking forward to meeting all of you at the National Chung Cheng University in May in order to listen to innovative presentations and exchange stimulating ideas about this exciting topic.

Professor Marios Vryonides, PhD

President of ISA-RC04, Research Committee 04 (Sociology of Education) of the International Sociological Association

Dean, School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences, European University Cyprus

Main Theme: Educational Challenges in the Era of Globalization

According to existed research findings related to globalization, it highlights the cross-border transmission of goods and capitals and covers the procedures including the transnational period, the international period, and the global period. Furthermore, globalization could be also understood into three dimensions including economic globalization, political globalization, and cultural globalization. When we apply the concept of globalization into the realm of education, how do economic globalization, political globalization, and cultural globalization provide a huge impact in the K-12 schoolings and higher education?

Lots of sociologists of education and educators hope to clarify the relations among globalization and upcoming educational challenges, and that is exactly the purpose that the 26thTaiwan Forum on Sociology of Educationand Research Committee on Sociology of Education, International Sociological Association (RC04, ISA)mid-term conference are lookingforwarding tocohost the international conference.

Dates

May 8th (Friday) to 9th (Saturday), 2020

Program Coordinators

Man Fai Lai, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

E mail: tfse2020info@gmail.com