Higher Education & Leadership in a Transforming Society

A Stream on the “Higher Education & Leadership in a Transforming Society”
as part of the 2nd Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”
9-12 July 2018, Athens, Greece
sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education

The Education Unit of ATINER organizes a Stream on the “Higher Education & Leadership in a Transforming Society” as part of the 2nd Annual International Symposium on “Higher Education in a Global World”, 9-12 July 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education.

Globally there has been a wave of vast change as societies continue to reflect on themselves, their existing beliefs, values and practices and transforming politically, socially and economically as technology facilitates transcendence of geo-spatial boundaries. Universities, traditionally viewed as pillars of knowledge, and agents of societal change, are called upon to engender responsible transformation, ensuring that our societies constantly introspect on achievements, trajectories and capabilities. Higher education has to reflect on how it transforms itself to respond to these imperatives. Part of this transformation includes Higher Education reflecting on its leadership role and practices to effectively deliver on its mandate. The focus of this stream would be a reflection of practices and challenges in Higher Education in both influencing and remaining relevant in the global transformation context. The stream opens broadly to, but is not limited to; leadership in Higher Education, education agency – inclusive of curriculum practices and pedagogies, Policy and implementation, change towards transformative social justice. You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Please find the 2017 symposium’s program here and the abstract book here.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/2018fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by the 28 May 2018 to: Dr. Adele Moodly, Academic Member, ATINER and Associate Professor & Registrar, Rhodes University Grahamstown, South Africa.

Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a panel (session, mini conference), chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (president@atiner.gr).

The association was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into seven Divisions and 37 Units.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: info@atiner.gr.