Comparative and International Education - the chance to promote equality via reimagining knowledge production

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


Regarding the universal yet contextualized, contemporary yet structural inequalities in today's postcolonial world, comparative and international education research (CIE) proves powerful in addressing the complex, global and cross-cultural issues which characterise the twenty-first century (Crossley, 1999). As a Vietnamese scholar coming to study in the UK under the UK government-funded scholarship, I could see the colonial legacy and power imbalance in knowledge production, and simultaneously examine it via access to diverse academic works and respectful, critical, cross-cultural dialogues at the university. I believe "there's no such thing as neutral education" (Freire, 1996), and advocate for a reimagined education that promotes equality and freedom, starting from the postcolonial/decolonial perspective of knowledge.
Period29 Nov 2021
Event titleBAICE Student Forum: Studying Comparative and International Education (CIE) in the global emergencies and uncertainties
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational