This three-day program is unlike most academic conferences. Addressing the importance of education and its strong correlation with development, EDC2012 aims to bring scholars and students together as well as experienced professionals offering them the opportunity to not only learn from each other and share experiences, but also expand their global network, piling the building blocks for change for years to come. Topics and themes of the conference cover different areas of education.
We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis- as long as space is available.
As Dr. Oscar Arias says: “Education is the most basic necessity after those that are vital to life itself–food, clothing, and shelter. It is education that lifts people out of the state of chronic poverty in which they are constantly struggling to fulfill basic needs such as these. The truth is that all people have a right to have these basic needs fulfilled, and they also have a right to education. In this regard, the world is not doing very well, are we?”
By taking a part in Education and Development Conference 2012, you will have a chance to further explore and discuss the interdependence between Education and Development as well as many other issues of importance in creating the social, cultural, economical and political setting that influence educational systems and development.
Conference themes and topic for discussions and papers submission include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The interdependence between education and development
- Casual factors of educational development
- Politics and education
- Equal access to education
- Gender in education
- The importance of educating women
- The importance of permanent education in achieving the high performances of an organization
- Cross cultural aspects of education
- Resource allocation to provide educational services
- Educational systems around the world
- Educational leadership
- Education and peace
- Teacher education
- Health education
- Science education
- Art education
- Literacy and language education
- Educational psychology
- Special education
- Other areas of education
All submissions (papers, detailed executive summaries, cases, and panel proposals) will be reviewed, and acceptance/rejection is based upon quality and relevance to the conference.
EDC 2012 keynote speakers
Dr. Lynn Celli, Author and Administrative Leader serving as Superintendent of Schools for Swampscott, Massachusetts (USA); a leading educator and scholar and in the area of curriculum and instruction;
Dr. Nicholas Young, Author and Administrative Leader, serving as Superintendent of Schools for Hadley, Massachusetts (USA), was awarded the prestigious Superintendent of the Year Award in 2010 for his work in cutting edge professional development programs and e-learning/technology related initiatives;
Dr. Rick Roque, Author of Dozens of articles in banking and finance in the United States and is a thought leader on Education Finance in Developing Countries. He is doing research in social and political development through nontraditional educational revenue models.
All papers accepted to be presented at the Conference will be published by Tomorrow People Organization, in the official Conference proceedings. Additionally, the best selection of the presented papers will be published in the special issue of the Tomorrow People Academic Journal dedicated to the EDC 2012.