Education Streams

 
Date
Streams/Panels organized as part of the
20thAnnual International Conference on Education, 21-24 May 2018, Athens, Greece, Athens, Greece
Abstract Submission Information
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21-24 May
2018
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: 22 January 2018
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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: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
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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: 22 January 2018
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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: 22 January 2018
Abstract Submitting Form
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21-24 May 2018
A Stream on "Educational Psychology”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Brian D. Beitzel, Academic Member, ATINER & Director of Education Assessment and Accreditation & Professor of Educational Psychology, School of Education and Human Ecology, SUNY Oneonta, USA.

The aim of the stream is to share current research findings in the field of educational psychology, broadly conceived. Abstracts on all topics within the discipline are welcomed, including learning, learning with technology, collaborative learning, motivation, child or adolescent development (language, cognitive, social, emotional, moral, etc.), assessment of learning/motivation, effectiveness of novel teaching strategies, and pedagogy in higher education. Other topics within the discipline of educational psychology at all grade levels (including postgraduate and industry contexts) are also welcome.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
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21-24 May 2018
A Stream on "Transformational Leadership in Public School Education”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Stephen D Benigno, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M International University, USA.

The one factor that has surfaced as the single most influential component of an effective school is the individual teachers within that school (Marzano 2007). Established theories and new instructional supervisory techniques are dictating a paradigm shift in the process of instructional supervision (Benigno 2017). The recent initiatives involving the effective and formative supervision of instruction in the public school systems essentially require more than just effective models of supervision. Transformational strategies that include the development of trust, empowerment, the recognition of success and the active administrative presence within the process should be established to enhance the formative development of the supervision process. This transformational process and paradigm shift are validated by the Leader-Member Exchange and Path-Goal Theories both of which illuminate the process and support collaborative and collegial participation. To develop a truly transformational campus with a culture that supports collaboration, collegial conversation and empowerment, school leaders must enhance the relationship between the teacher and the school administration by developing an emotional intelligence that will sustain that imperative relationship.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
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21-24 May 2018
A Stream on “Creative Drama in Education”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Elif Bengu, Academic Member, ATINER & Assistant Professor, Faculty of Educational Science, Abdullah Gül University, Turkey.

Creative drama practices involve active ways of learning and teaching such as learning by doing, playing, experiencing, discovering, socializing and learning through movement (Ozturk, 2001). The focus of this stream will be a reflection of practices and challenges of applying creative methods and particularly creative drama in the classroom, while teaching not only social sciences but also applied sciences. The stream is open but not limited to, academicians, teachers and researchers who are using creative drama practices with young adults and adults.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
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21-24 May 2018
A Stream on “Language Planning and Policy”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Mary Ellis, Director, Human Development Division, ATINER & Senior Lecturer, National Institute of Education, Singapore.

The aim of the stream is to bring together academics and researchers involved in the areas of language planning and policies.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
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21-24 May 2018
A Stream on “Collaborative Approaches to Teacher Development: Co-teaching, Coaching & Mentoring”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Toni Strieker, Professor, Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education, KSU – Kennesaw State University, USA.

For the purpose of the panel discussion, Collaborative Approaches to Teacher Development are defined as those that continuously support job-embedded professional learning that is situated and formed through cycles of goal-setting, observation, feedback and reflection with expert mentors. During the early career phase of teacher development, (i.e., pre-service education and induction) the individual assumes a problem or goal perspective to self-direct and self-regulate his or her own professional learning. The mentors employ several collaborative approaches to assist the fellow in specifying the goals, developing a plan of action, self-monitoring progress, and reflecting on practice. The immediate desired outcomes are twofold. First, we seek to enhance the teaching and learning for the preservice teacher or inductee and his or her students. Second, we provide support for the preservice teacher or inductee in becoming a self-directed, self-regulated, lifelong professional.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
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21-24 May 2018
A Stream on “Online Education Incorporating and addressing Engaged and High Impact Practices”
Stream Leader:
Dr. Tony Pellegrini, Professor & Director of Graduate Studies in Education, Southern Utah University, USA.

This stream is designed to solicit participation from academics who have practical application of high impact and engaged practices designed to involve learners in intellectual and practical skills. These may include, but not be limited to: First-Year Experiences, Common Intellectual Experiences, Learning Communities, Writing-Intensive Courses, Collaborative Assignments and Projects, Undergraduate Research, Diversity/Global Learning, Service Learning and Community-Based Learning, Internships, Capstone Courses and Projects.
Deadline: 22 January 2018
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