Education Streams

Streams/Panels organized as part of the
20thAnnual International Conference on Education, 21-24 May 2018, Athens, Greece, Athens, Greece
Abstract Submission Information
21-24 May
A Stream on “Teacher Preparation Delivered Online; Measuring Retention Rates and Teaching Effectiveness”
Stream Leader: Dr. Mervyn J. Wighting, Professor & Program Chair, Regent University, USA.
Teacher shortages are world-wide. UNESCO (2016) has published estimates showing that in the next 13 years countries need to recruit almost 69 million new teachers to provide every child with primary and secondary education. Additionally, many new teachers joining straight from college leave the profession within 3 years (over 50% in the USA). Programs offering alternative paths to obtaining a teaching license in the USA are becoming more numerous, and are helping to increase the number of qualified teachers. Alternative licensure programs prepare professionals and semi-professionals to become teachers in their second career e.g. retired military or retired business people, and typically they are in the age range 35-50 years. One case study that will be presented describes an online program of teacher preparation, and reports that 82% of its alumni were retained in the profession after five years. The study reports these teachers were impacting children’s learning successfully. In future, it is predicted teacher preparation will increasingly be conducted online as opposed to the traditional face-to-face method of training. This stream of research will assist all programs that prepare teachers for the classroom by investigating and reporting on best practices associated with online preparation for transitioning into the profession.
Deadline: 16 October 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Stream on Bilingual Education: Opportunities and Challenges”
Stream Leaders:
Dr. Ma Elena Gomez Parra, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Cordoba, Spain.
Dr. Cristina Huertas-Abril, Assistant Lecturer, University of Córdoba, Spain.

Bilingual education is at the heart of many international policies, so it has become a priority for most educational organisms and institutions (UNESCO, OECD and most European Ministries of Education). Therefore, bilingual education is now rooted among most European countries’ educational systems and research on the area is becoming boosted by scholars, institutions, organizations and educational agents. This proposal will encounter key topics within the area (coping with the 4Cs of the CLIL approach), such as: Culture (that is, Intercultural Education); Cognition (thought); Competences (ICT and CALL); and Content (and its importance for higher education curricula).
Deadline: 16 October 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Panel on Educational Leadership”
Panel Leader:
Dr. Denver J. Fowler, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, California State University, Sacramento, USA.

The aim of the panel is to bring together academics and researchers related to Educational Leadership
Deadline: 16 October 2017
Abstract Submitting Form
21-24 May 2018
A Stream on "Identity and Education”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Daphne Vidanec, Academic Member, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, Baltazar University of Applied Sciences, Croatia.

This stream on identity of education has purpose to encourage academics from different educational fields and geopolitical areas to discuss about connections between the following:
Identity and (moral) philosophy|identity and society|identity and history|identity within cultural migrations and heritage|identity and juridical practice|identity and economics|identity and educational management|identity and politics|identity and (European) educational system|identity and Project Management and Development
The right to education is universal right and belongs to every human being, weather of his or her racial or cultural or economic or social or religious or juridical and moral affiliation.
Deadline: 16 October 2017
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