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International Symposium

30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Educational Reforms in Eastern and Central Europe & Eurasia 1989-2019

 

Organized by the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES)

Pomorie, Bulgaria, 10 - 11 June 2019

About the Symposium

 

Goal

The goal of this International Symposium is to organize in-depth discussions on educational reforms that have happened in Eastern and Central Europe, and Eurasia in the past 30 years, since the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.

 

Rationality

The Symposium provides a platform for case, international, and comparative studies on education in nearly 30 former socialist countries. This event tries to attract philosophical, historical, economic, political, sociological, statistical, psychological and pedagogical approaches to studying educational reforms in Eastern and Central Europe, and Eurasia. Delegates are invited to present their descriptions, analyses, syntheses and comparisons on past and recent educational reforms, and prognoses on the development in future.

 

Mission

The mission of the Symposium is to create a colorful mosaic of what has happened in education in Eastern and Central Europe, and Eurasia in the past 30 years.

 

About Presentations

 

Symposium language

The Symposium language is English. All presentations, questions and discussions are in English.

 

Duration of paper presentations

Each presenter has a 30-minite time slot for presentation and discussion.

 

Poster presentations

There is an opportunity to present topics by means of poster presentation. The poster presentation opportunity is offered instead of PowerPoint presentation.

 

Symposium equipment

The Symposium rooms are equipped with laptops and multimedia for PowerPoint presentations.

Working Groups

 

The Symposium’s work is organized in 3 groups:

 

Working Group 1: Primary and Secondary Education & Vocational Education and Training

Working Group Chair: Dr. Paulína Koršňáková, International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Netherlands

 

Working Group 2: Teacher Education

Working Group Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Klara Skubic Ermenc, Ljubljana University, Slovenia

 

Working Group 3: Higher Education

Working Group Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zoltán Rónay, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

 

Local Organizing Committee

 

Symposium Chair: Prof. Dr.habil. Nikolay Popov, Sofia University, Bulgaria

 

Symposium Co-Chair: Prof. Dr. Charl Wolhuter, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

 

Assistant Symposium Chair: Dr. Teodora Genova, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Members:

Prof. Dr. Marinela Mihova, Veliko Turnovo University, Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Julieta Savova, Veliko Turnovo University, Bulgaria

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina Pironkova, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina Bakalova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

 

Coordination: Kalina Popova, 12th Secondary School, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

International Program Committee

 

Prof. Dr.habil. Nikolay Popov, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Charl Wolhuter, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Prof. Dr. Tatiana Korsakova, Southern Federal University, Russia

Prof. Dr. Elena Kirillova, Moscow Institute of Design and Technology Information, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Prof. Dr. Gordana Stankovska, University of Tetova, Republic of Macedonia

Prof. Dr. Nicholas Sun-keung Pang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Prof. Dr. Kas Mazurek, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Prof. Dr. Alexander W. Wiseman, Texas Tech University, USA

Prof. Dr. Peter L. Schneller, University of Mount Union, USA

Prof. Dr. Johannes L van der Walt, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Prof. Dr. James Ogunleye, Academy of Innovation, London, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Stephen Azaiki, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Klara Skubic Ermenc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barbara Šteh, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zoltán Rónay, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Susan M. Yelich Biniecki, Kansas State University, USA

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ricardo Lozano, University of Monterrey, Mexico

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joanne Antrim, Concordia University Texas, USA

Assist. Prof. Dr. Gordana Djigic, University of Nis, Serbia

Dr. Ewelina K. Niemczyk, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Dr. Paulína Koršňáková, International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Netherlands

Dr. Makhabbat Kenzhegaliyeva, Leipzig University, Germany

Dr. Marina Diković, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia

Contacts

 

Symposium Secretary:

 

Symposium e-mail: info@bcesconvention.com