Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Oxford Education Research Symposium -- March 2017

We are pleased to invite you to the 10th Oxford Education Research Symposium. It will be held  20, 21 & 22 March, 2017, at the Oxford University Club, Oxford, UK. 
You are invited to submit an abstract if you wish to present a paper at the symposium, or you may attend as an observer.  The Oxford Education Research Symposium is a forum for presentation of papers and discourse by scholars who have a particular interest in the theory and practice of universal education.   

 Notations for the March 2017 meeting: 
* Papers presented will be subsequently peer reviewed by external readers for inclusion in Symposium books or journal articles.
* Focus on educational excellence emphasizing best practices in teaching, learning, and training.
* Leading edge studies in accountability and evaluation of education.
* Latest in the Education Reform Movement.
* Evaluation methods to improve student outcomes.
* School efficiency and accountability through performance measures.
* Improving school quality through effective supervision.
* Scientific evidence for quality teaching.

Major fields included are: Administration and Leadership, Secondary Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Language Arts and Literacy Education, Economics of Education, School Governance, Financing Education, Systems, Special Education, and Pedagogy. The listing is not intended to be exhaustive. Please also see our list of 
suggested topics.
For more information or registration, please see our website:


Lydia Allen


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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Special Feature Film from Guatemala: Ixcanul, Friday, January 13, 2017, 7:30 – 9:00 pm ART Building, Room 1.102 (Auditorium), The University of Texas at Austin

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Special Feature Film: Ixcanul

Friday, January 13, 2017 // 7:30 – 9:00 pm
ART Building, Room 1.102 (Auditorium)
The Mesoamerica Center is excited to announce a special showing of the feature film “Ixcanul” – the first film from Guatemala in the running at the 2016 Oscar a Golden Globes awards!

If you have yet to see this excellent movie, don’t miss the opportunity the evening of Friday, January 13during the 2017 Maya Meetings. Coffee will be served starting at 7 pm, courtesy of Austin’s own Ruta Maya Coffee Company, sponsor of The Maya Meetings.

Ixcanul - Volcano

The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, Ixcanul chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people.

Call for applications: Health Policy Research Scholars,