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DEIB+ in Education to Transform Society

March 26-28, 2024 in Chemnitz (Germany) – European capital of culture 2025

University of Chemnitz, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute of Education, Professorship of Education with a Focus on Intercultural Pedagogy

International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE)

Call for Papers

Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) are key pillars in formal and informal education processes. However, although educational institutions around the globe aim to ensure future citizens equitable opportunities to live in a more resilient, openminded, inclusive, and democratic world, educational institutions are still too often inequitable and selective with direct repercussions on the possibilities to transform society. There is demand for educational research on the valorization of all facets of diversity and the critical questioning of (re)production of educational and social inequalities in different political, historical, and socioeconomic contexts. A broader approach to diversity challenges intercultural education and requires the consideration of an intersectional approach to heterogeneity and the inclusion of newly emerging issues and needs (+) in education and society. 

Thus, the conference aims at cultivating international debates on DEIB+ with critically questioning Global South-Global North, Eastern and Western ideologies, and invites educational researchers to propose and discuss related theoretical, methodological, and empirical works. 

Conference Themes:

  • Intersectionality in education and educational research
  • Epistemic Violence, Postcolonial Education and Critical Participation
  • Peace Education and Transformative Pedagogies
  • Transformative Pedagogies in Education for Sustainable Development
  • Intercultural Communication and Competences
  • Cooperative Learning and Teacher Education for DEIB+
  • Populist Discourses, Civic and Community Education
  • Multilingualism and Language Education for DEIB+ 
  • Gender and Sex in Teaching and Education
  • DEIB+ and New Technologies

Important Dates

Submission dates: April 1, 2023 – August 31, 2023

Notification of acceptance: October 31, 2023

Submission Procedure

A proposal needs to choose one of the above strands and one of the following formats:

  • Paper presentation
  • Symposium
  • Workshop
  • Round Table
  • Poster presentation

The proposal should be written in English and include:

  • Theoretical Framework and/or Background Information, Aims (max. 300 words)
  • Methodology, Methods, Research Instruments, Project Details or Sources Used (max. 200 words)
  • (Expected) Outcomes and Findings (max. 100 words)
  • References (max. 10) 

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About Chemnitz 

Chemnitz (from 1953 to 1990 called the Karl-Marx-City), located in Eastern Germany, is after Leipzig and Dresden the third-largest city in the Free State of Saxony. The city is famous for its art collections (Kunstsammlungen), the industrial museum that reflects its history of a flourishing industry, the Kaßberg – one of Germany’s largest populated neighbourhoods belonging to the Gründerzeit and Art Nouveau, and, not to forget, the 7.10m tall head of Karl Marx, the Karl Marx Monument. Moreover, in the next two years there will be much more to discover in Chemnitz, because the city will be the European Capital of Culture in 2025.

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