The 2nd International Conference on Educational Reform 2009 (ICER 2009):Cultural Diversity and Susta (ICER2009)

Venue: The Charoensri Grand Royal Hotel

Location: Udonthani, Thailand

Event Date/Time: Mar 25, 2009 End Date/Time: Mar 27, 2009
Registration Date: Jan 31, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Nov 20, 2008
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The 2nd International Conference on Educational Reform 2009 (ICER 2009):Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Education in a Changing WorldConference

The world on the eve of the 21st century was characterized by globalization, with the attendant risk of standardization, and by growing interpenetration in all areas: economic, social, cultural and ecological. Yet, beneath this reality lurks a wide variety of strikingly different situations. There is no longer one south but many, and the north is beginning in some ways to resemble the south. The world, in short, is in transition and in search of new points of reference and sources of stability. "What kind of education is needed for what kind of society?" The debate on this subject showed that it is difficult to offer meaningful advice to educators throughout the world who work in an extraordinary diversity of situations. The resources that will count most will be intelligence, creativity, adaptability and ready access to the accumulated knowledge of humanity. Education will be needed in many forms and for many purposes: to preserve the environment, to control population growth, to assure access by all to science and technology, to reinforce communication capacities and to facilitate the free flow of information and to foster social cohesion and democratic participation. In order to ensure the relevancy between education and changes in the field of economic, society, culture and ecology, there is already evidence from many countries of what can be achieved through strong national strategies supported by effective development cooperation. Progress under these strategies could - and must - be accelerated through increased international support. At the same time, countries with less developed strategies - including countries in transition, countries affected by conflict, and post-crisis countries - must be given the support they need to achieve more rapid progress towards education reform.

Mahasarakham University, is one of the government’s leading institutions for education, particularly serving the people in the northeastern region of Thailand. With the cooperative sincere by the faculty of education, faculty of humanities and social science, and institute of art and culture research seek the ways to improve learning society. We have committed to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about teaching, learning and researching. Furthermore, through partnerships, we reach out to schools and communities to offer our help in forms of academic services to the local society, such as organizing seminars and conferences, as well as giving special lectures, etc. In order to meet the requirements of the 21st century and to promote national education reform, our faculty organizes the first international conference on education reform. The forum therefore will be a venue where both international and Thai participants exchange views, ideas as well as lessons learnt. Moreover, for sustainability strategies of education reform will be explored and adapted to serve ongoing programs being implemented. It would indeed be a success if this forum provides concrete measures for cooperation for education reform to benefit participating individuals, organizations, or even countries.

Conference Objectives

1. To provide a forum for international educators to share theories and practices and present their research on educational reform.
2. To investigate innovative approaches for educators to develop, adapt and apply so as to ensure the achievement of educational reform objectives.
3. To promote collaboration among educational institutions on regional, national and global basis.

Conference Themes

Main Theme : Educational Reform : Cultural Diversity and Sustainable Education in a Changing World

1) Educational Administration and Development
2) Innovation and Information Technology for Education
3) Cultural studies and Social Development
4) Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Research and Evaluation
5) Education for Sustainable Development and Cultural Diversity
6) Teaching and Language Teaching

Place of Conference Charoensri Grand Royal Hotel, Udon Thani, Thailand

Duration of Conference March 25-27, 2009


Thai and international participation is estimated to be about 250 people as including:
1. Two hundred participants are from educational officers, researchers, teachers, and organization agents in Thailand and Laos PDR.
2. One hundred participants are from educational officers, researchers, and professionals from oversea countries.

Call for Papers

All Participants are invited to submit papers on the said themes that highly focus on the empirical evidences of education reform. Abstract (200 words) should be submitted by September 31, 2008. A panel of experts will select those papers to be presented at the forum. Relevance to the theme of the forum and recent studies and originality of the approach are among the major considerations in the selection. Each accepted paper will be assigned to a parallel session to be presented by the author for 20 minutes followed by a 5 minutes question and answer session. Only accepted papers for presentation will be complied into the official proceeding.


Keynote speech and papers from every session will be documented in the form of a proceeding paper to be issued in 3 months

Guidelines on Submission of Paper

Abstract and paper must include, in the main body of the document, a title, names and affiliations of all authors. We also require a postal address, telephone number and e-mail address for at least one contact author. The abstract should not proceed 200 words. The paper should be between 5,000 and 8,000 words should be submitted by September 20, 2008 (including references, notes, and tables). Biographical data should not exceed 100 words and should be written on a separate page in the third person. The font must be Times New Roman. Only the title must be in 14pt font, centered and in bold. The name and affiliations of all authors (including the details of the contact author) must be centered, but not in bold. The rest of the text must be in 12pt and justified in two columns.

All submissions should conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition. Use APA format as found in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA, for headings, citations, references).
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Abstracts and papers should be submitted by e-mail attachment are to:

Prasart Nuangchalerm, Ed.D.
Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Maha Sarakham 44000,

Araya Piyakun, Ph.D
Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Maha Sarakham 44000,

Important Dates
Presentation application form & abstract submission: September 31, 2008
Notification of presentation acceptance: October 15, 2008
Full papers due: November 20, 2008
Conference registration due: January 31, 2009


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Additional Information

Conference Co-Chair Chalard Chantarasombat Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Thailand Paiboon Boonchai Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University, Thailand Pratom Hongsuwan Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Athithouthay Chatouphonexay Faculty of Education, National University of Laos, Laos PDR Pisit Boonchai Vice of Director of the Research Institute of Northeastern Art and Culture Co-chairpersons : 1) Faculty of Education, Mahasarakham University 2) Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Mahasarakham University 3) Institute of Art and Culture Research Organizing Committee : 1) Asst.Prof.Dr.Chalard Chantarasombat 2) Asst.Prof. Dr.Paiboon Boonchai 3) Asst.Prof. Dr.Pratom Hongsuwan 4) Dr. Songkhun Chantajorn 5) Asst.Prof. Pisit Boonchai 6) Assoc.Prof. Dr.Thooptong Kwangsawad 7) Dr.Chowwalit Chookhampaeng 8) Dr.Songsak Phusee-orn 9) Dr.Rungson Chomeya 10) Dr.Prasart Nuangchalerm 11) Miss. Araya Piyakun 12) Mr.Surachat Noirit 13) Mr.Manit Asanok 14) Miss. Prarinda Yawongsa 15) Mrs.Somsong Deerasamee 16) Mrs.Rungthip Singporn 17) Miss.Chanadda Ruadcharoen 18) Assoc.Prof.Jaruwan Thammawat 19) Asst.Prof.Dr.Thaveesilp Subwattana 20) Asst.Prof.Dr.Choopug Suttisa 21) Asst.Prof.Dr.Udorn Wan-arom 22) Dr.Pimyupa Watkhaolarm 23) Dr.Tuangtip Klinbubpa 24) MissApiradee Jansaeng 25) Assoc. Niyom Wongphromkahm 26) Assoc. Suparp Boonchai 27) Dr. Boonsom Yodmalee 28) Dr. Souneth Phothisane 29) Mr. Nuttapong Pudlah Reviewing Committee: 1) Prof. Dr.Teera Runcharoen 2) Prof. Dr. Sumrerng Boonroungrat 3) Prof. Dr. Duangduen Bhunthumnavin 4) Prof. Dr. Kriengsak Chareonnwongsak 5) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boonchom Srisa-ard 6) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pissamai Sri-Ampai 7) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thooptong Kwansawat 8) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lukkhana Sariwat 9) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nareerat Rakwichitkun 10) Asst. Prof. Dr. Sujin Butdisuwan 11) Asst. Prof. Dr. Sungkom Pumipantu 12) Asst.Prof. Dr. Photcharanon Sayankena 13) Dr. Boonsom Yodmalee 14) Dr. Surasak Khamkhong 15) Dr. Chachurat Ounpigul 16) Dr. Michael Dean 17) Dr. Joseph Reilly