Announcement of Call for Papers and Workshop proposals for the 25th ENIRDELM conference.
We are delighted to announce a Call for Papers for the 25th ENIRDELM Conference which will take place in Jurmala & Riga, Latvia, September 15 – 17, 2016.
The theme for the 2016 conference is “Leading for Equity and Quality in Education”. The theme is deliberately broad and all-encompassing designed to appeal to the full range of analysts, educator practitioners and those involved in education research. It challenges all involved in education and learning to reflect on the core elements of a successful education going forward.
Unesco World Education Forum 2015 (Incheon Declaration) has built a powerful new education agenda that will transform lives. Equity and quality are two of five key themes stated in the declaration. Equity in education means providing the best opportunities for all people to achieve their full potential and act to address instances of disadvantage which restrict educational achievement. Quality education is not only essential for meeting people’s basic needs, their teachers, peers, communities, curriculum and learning resources but it must help to prepare them to recognize and respect human rights globally and to value global well-being, as well as equip them with the relevant skills and competencies necessary for 21st century employment opportunities. Quality education is based on research, deep analyses, innovation, collaboration and cooperation on different levels, exchange of experiences, exploring the great potential of leadership.
We encourage proposals focusing on the conference theme. What lessons can we learn from current practices and what do we need to do differently in order to meet the needs of current and future students, citizens and societies? At the conference we will be happy to explore such sub-topics:
- The understanding of equity in your country, region, school.
- Leading school for everybody.
- Collaboration between different stakeholders to ensure equity in education.
- Equity and quality as leading features of 21st century education.
- Leading quality in teaching and learning.
- Evidence-based learning process as a way to innovations and quality in education.
- Leading for quality in education on different levels collaboratively (schools, local communities, coutry, EU, world etc).
- Leading for quality in education on all levels of education (pre-school, basic school, high school, university).
As the topic of the conference is a very broad one, our aim is to give a possibility to everybody to give his/her personal input in the process of exchanging of experience in leading for equity and quality in education. You can choose your problem for the presentation from these advised sub-toppics or you can take your own research, case study etc. to fit in the conference theme. We hope you will all contribute your views and reflections to the discussion and debate and we look forward to engaging theoretical inputs and a lively exchange of ideas in Jurmala in September 2016.
Four types of proposals are invited:
Individual paper proposals (A full paper)
Accepted proposals will be assigned to multiple paper sessions, each presenter having 20 minute for presentation followed by 10 minute discussion. The manuscript for a full paper is 4500-7500 words in length (including references, tables and figures). All full papers are double blind peer reviewed and must follow standard academic conventions (APA).
Symposia are intended to be interactive 60 or 90 minute sessions of several presenters that allow for more in-depth examination of a specific topic or experience (research findings, policy issues, initiatives, research methods). The manuscript for a symposium is 3000-4500 words. All papers in this section are editorially reviewed and must be clearly and coherently written.
We wish to make our conference a real place to exchange ideas and experience in a creative way. We therefore offer the opportunity to propose and run a 60 or 90 minute workshop to discuss on-going research in an open way and to share best practice and experience, etc. The manuscript for a workshop is 3000-4500 words. All papers in this section are editorially reviewed and must be clearly and coherently written.
Poster sessions combine the visual display of illustrative materials with the opportunity for individualized informal discussion. No manuscript is needed, just a short description of the proposal.
All proposals must be submitted using this online form. Please follow the submission process, and review the submission forms for reference, well in advance of the submission deadline. (Please Note: Final Paper submission is on 30 November 2016).
Incomplete proposals will be returned to the proposer and will not be sent on for peer-review.
Once you have submitted your form, you will immediately see an on-screen confirmation message and a confirmation email will be forwarded to the email address provided.
It is your responsibility to follow-up if you do not receive either the confirmation message or the confirmation email.
To make an online proposal:
1. Read the guidelines which should be used in preparing the papers.
2. Please create your abstract in a word processing program, check its spelling and grammar. Save as Word document.
3. Open the online form and submit details with your manuscript.