Introduction: Dialogues about the local and the global in education

Philip Wing Cheung Chan, Hongzhi Zhang, G. R. (Bob) Teasdale


This issue of the journal is based on an OCIES-sponsored program for Early Career Researchers (ECRs). The program has established an academic alliance of ECRs to explore educational issues in Oceania and Asia through the lens of local knowledges, wisdoms and theories, helping us to de-centre ourselves from an obsession with the West and Western epistemologies. Philip Chan and Hongzhi Zhang are the conveners, and Bob Teasdale and Zane Ma Rhea have acted as mentors of the program.

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