‘Lunar Mother’ by Dr Sarah Jane Moore

International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives (IEJ:CP) is the official journal of the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (OCIES). It is an international, peer-reviewed journal for advancing academic quality and rigor in comparative and international education research.  IEJ:CP seeks to promote scholarly discussion of the relationships among educational policy and practice, theory, and cross-disciplinary global studies.

We publish research about all stages and forms of education. As a comparative education journal, we are especially interested in work that is either explicitly or implicitly comparative. Explicitly comparative research includes cross-national studies or studies that compare educational phenomena in a range of countries. Implicitly comparative research typically means single nation case studies that contribute to a larger comparative framework about the topic.

IEJ:CP seeks articles that will have a wide relevance to the comparative and international education community. Articles about very specific educational practices or curriculum areas are better suited in specialist journals. We also do not typically publish articles about foreign language teaching.

The majority of articles in IEJ report original research. The research may use primary data, or may involve secondary analyses from available data sets, policy documents or reports. We occasionally publish literature reviews if the topic is considered by the editorial team as particularly relevant.

Publication Frequency

IEJ:CP publishes two general volumes each calendar year in June and December. OCIES Conference Proceedings and Special Editions will be published occasionally. Refereed papers can be submitted at any time and will be processed in order of receipt.

Editorial Team

Senior Editor

Professor Zane Ma Rhea. Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


Dr Radha Iyer. Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Dr Vivienne Anderson. University of Otago, New Zealand

Artistic Work

Dr. Sarah Jane Moore, artist extraordinaire, generous, wonderful, beautiful spirit presents Lunar Mother a work on canvas that expresses the vision of our journal: to look to the future of education.
As Sarah explains:

“It speaks to the figures, the stars, the constellations and the moon. It speaks to connection and possibility. It delineates forms and fins, and celestial beings. It too, is a story grounded in an umbilical cord that stretches for miles. The earth is our mother and so too the stars”.