Achilleas Kostoulas

Applied Linguistics & Language Teacher Education

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Intercultural Education on the Move [Call for Papers]

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The International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) is accepting papers for its online international conference, entitled Intercultural Education on the Move: Facing Old and New Challenges, which will be held on 1st and 2nd October 2022.

The forthcoming IAIE International Conference will focus on the multiple challenges that educators around the globe have had to face in recent years and continue to face. Some, like global climate change and increasing diversity in schools and classrooms have been on the radar for some time. Others, like the COVID pandemic and the war in Ukraine, with millions of people forced to flee their homes, have thrown new challenges at educators. Facing these challenges places a great deal of responsibility on the shoulders of educators, engaged in preparing future generations to be thoughtful, critical and responsible global citizens. Intercultural Education on the Move: Facing Old and New Challenges will bring together researchers, scholars and practitioners to share, reflect and discuss how the field can address these challenges and move forward. We hope that the conference will stimulate new initiatives, new ideas and new research that can benefit society and create a safer, more accepting and more just world.

Conference strands

Intercultural and Multicultural Education: Theoretical underpinnings and research priorities

This strand focuses on theoretical perspectives and conceptualizations of intercultural and multicultural education and explores possibilities to both broaden and deepen our understandings of, and views of, identity and diversity issues. Researchers will present their papers that situate intercultural and multicultural education policies and practices within multiple layers of global-local contexts whereby discursive practices regarding multicultural and intercultural education are both elaborated and constrained. By constructively challenging and providing new insights into evolving epistemic models for multicultural and intercultural education, this strand hopes to contribute to international collaborative efforts to open up new possibilities for intercultural/multicultural education.

Inclusive Education and the diversity spectrum

Nowadays, more than ever, Inclusive Education is in priority aiming to give space to all diverse groups. In priority for the specific Conference, culturally diverse students and their families as well as culturally diverse students with special needs. Emphasis is given on human rights education for all diverse students.

Dimensions of diversity: Educational opportunities and challenges connected to human rights

This strand can be characterized as being focused on ‘diversity among the many diversities that characterize contemporary society’, how these diversities connect to human rights issues and the resulting consequences for education. The human rights dimension of the strand focuses both on individual and community rights, as well as educational responses to human rights violations. The strand will showcase the many intersectionalities that define today’s multicultural societies. Presentations will include both individual presentations and panel discussions.   

Migrant and Refugee Education

This strand focuses on both education about migration and migrants, and education for migrants in the reception countries. We invite papers that focus on the educational backgrounds of migrants before migrating to a new country, their access and adjustment to the educational demands in the receiving country, their educational achievement over time compared to their country counterparts, and the value that education plays in their future endeavors. Of particular importance is how migrants are integrated (integration seen as a two-way process) into schools, the language expectations they must meet, the curriculum they are exposed to, the support they receive from teachers and their parents, the peer networks they develop, and the educational attainment they achieve. This strand also invites papers that explore approaches, good practices, formal education or non-formal education (civil society) projects that seek to sensitize mainstream population about migration, integration of migrants into receiving countries, dangers of xenophobia and its various facets.

ICTs, Online learning and vulnerable groups in Covid-19 Pandemic

Sessions in this strand will introduce innovative, new methodologies in ICTs and online learning for vulnerable groups. The COVID Pandemic has exacerbated the challenges that exist globally to keep students in school and to help them meet their full potential. The gap that already existed between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’, and the early school leaving rates among underserved communities, has widened. This strand addresses these and related issues.


Abstracts for online presentations only can be submitted using the online submission tool, by 12th June 2022. Abstracts should be written in English and span approximately 300-400 words (single-spaced), including 4-5 keywords and indicative references.

Notification of acceptance is expected to be given by 10th July 2022.


Registration is to be made online using the Conftool platform. The following table presents the fee structure.

Early Bird (*)Standard
Present IAIE, HAIE, KAME and NAME Members€ 50€ 70
Non-members€ 75€ 90
Greek scholars  and academics, researchers, University Students,  School Teachers€ 20€ 30
*The Early Bird registration deadline is 20th August 2022.


Additional Information

More information about the coference can be found at the coference website. Queries should be addressed at iaie2022 [at] conftool [dot] org






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