Vol. 15 No. 3 (2016)
The five articles making up this Special Issue respond to OCIES’s vision, thus reflecting the wish of members to revitalise their society by encompassing the diversity of contexts, issues, interests and perspectives represented in Oceania. They also uphold, explicitly or implicitly, many aspects of CIE which have long been highlighted as demonstrating its effectiveness as a research area. Collectively the issue reflects the broadly defined notion of ‘comparison’, the interdisciplinarity and theoretical-methodological eclecticism promoted in much of the CIE literature.
This Special Edition heralds the rationale for moving from ANZCIES to OCIES, identifying such features as enabling the openness to innovative CIE research approaches and new collaborative research relationships, that have been identified by the new Society as being required to strengthen educational interconnectedness within the relational space of Oceania. Also addressed here are the long espoused CIE concerns for culture and context, of equity and social justice.