Event Date/Time: Aug 19, 2008 End Date/Time: Aug 22, 2008
Early Registration Date: May 01, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2008
Paper Submission Date: May 01, 2008
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AUGUST 19 TO 22, 2008


Private education has a long-standing tradition of excellence. In North America, at the beginning of the colonies, all teaching institutions were private and Québec city has been the cradle of private education. It is in this very city that in 2008 will be celebrated with great pomp the 400th Anniversary of Champlain’s arrival.

The Fédération des établissements d’enseignement privés (Federation of Private Schools - FEEP) in collaboration with the Association des collèges privés du Québec (Quebec Association of Private Colleges - ACPQ) take the opportunity provided by this momentous celebration to invite private education establishments, their associations, government boards and agencies, as well as universities to an international convention to be held in Québec City from August 19 to 22, 2008.

Whether you are a teacher, school service provider, or delegate from a teaching establishment or association, whether you are a researcher, scholar, academician, administrator, government representative or consultant, this convention will prove relevant and captivating. Please accept our invitation to come present and share your thoughts and considerations, accomplishments, or your or your students’ findings.

Private education: tradition, culture and innovation

Several countries have a system of education where public and private education coexist. Private education evolves in its specific framework. This convention is intended for those involved in pre-school education (4-5 yrs) and the following levels – primary or elementary education (6-11 yrs), secondary or high school education (12-16 years), and junior college education (17-19 yrs). Special needs education will also be represented.

The overall theme, Private education: tradition, culture and innovation, highlights the three main pillars of education in a private institution. Tradition, when respected and valued, warrants quality education. Culture, that provides enrichment through its values and standards, continues to flourish through the support from private education. Innovation – the trademark and key of modern society’s growth and adaptability – is the leading motivation of and driving force of private education. It is through innovation that private education keeps putting forward new methodologies and adapting to changing needs, and so ensures its position at the forefront in several fields.


Under the main theme, the following subjects were selected as the background or context for the workshops and other discussions or activities to take place.
1. Society and its new realities
For those concerned with the deep sociological transformations of our modern society, e.g. secular vs denominational, (ethnic, cultural) diversity vs homogeny, today’s family (dislocated, blended, one-parent) vs conventional family, overconsumption vs voluntary simplicity. These issues and their effect on everyday school life will be discussed in workshops.

2. Opening up to the word and promoting a “visible” commitment
For those concerned with the current deconstruction of our society. In workshops, not only will we be made aware of the various types of global reality, but also and especially have time to reflect on the level of commitment needed to ensure the greater welfare of all, the free circulation crucial to the survival of our planet, and a viable international cooperation.
3. Governance and ethics
For the administrators responsible for managing the course of their institution on a long-term basis. Issues discussed will interest those looking to develop their institution as a business, through sound management practices, creative administrative tools and balanced partnerships, yet are concerned with maintaining a level of ethics consistently progressive and accountable in the current context of open performance reporting.
4. Pedagogy and teaching methods
For those whose mission is to ensure general and specific knowledge, language proficiency, moral and social values are transferred using efficient teaching methods, differentiated pedagogy tailored to current school conditions, and the innovative technologies now available to teachers and students so that students may steadily develop the various skills required today.
5. Student life and personal development
For those responsible for the promotion and smooth running of student support services (psychological, physical and emotional support), extracurricular activities (sports, music, cultural activities, etc.) as well as pastoral guidance so the student may achieve balanced and self-motivated personal development.

Convention Web Site


Convention Venue

Québec City Convention Centre (Centre des congrès de Québec)
1000 René-Lévesque East Blvd.
Ph: (418) 644-4000 / 1 888 679-4000
Fax: (418) 644-6455


Papers, workshops or posters may be submitted and presented in French or English. Interpreting services will be provided only for conferences and round table discussions held in plenary sessions.


1. Workshops

Duration of the Wednesday and Thursday August 20 and 21 workshops is 60 minutes. Duration of the Friday August 22 workshops is 120 minutes.

2. Posters

The poster with its schematics and visuals is a quick and efficient way of sharing research findings and results, experiment reports, or novel programs and practices. Each poster must be self-explanatory, containing all the information required to understand the problem or practice depicted. The author must be present and available during the complete duration of the posting session (60 minutes) to answer questions. (The time frame for the posting session must be provided.)

3. Student participation

The convention Organizing Committee is eager to see students included in the event. In addition being offered to the opportunity to register to certain activities, students are encouraged to actively participate. Their participation can take many forms: they can act as moderator, present an artistic work, or a project, a workshop, a poster, etc.

Deadline for proposals of papers

Proposals of papers must be received no later than September 30, 2007. Proposals must be submitted by filling the online Call for Papers form on the convention Web site at: www.ciep2008.com

Process followed by the Organizing Committee

The Organizing Committee, in collaboration with the Programming Committee, reserves the right to choose among papers submitted those who will be presented, with a preference for papers dealing directly with the main theme and subjects for this convention.

Paper selection will be completed no later than October 31, 2007. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to all individuals who will have submitted a paper. Depending on the number of papers received, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to suggest that a proposition for a workshop be published instead as a poster.

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Additional Information

Additional information is available at www.ciep2008.com