Event Date/Time: Jun 30, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 03, 2009
Registration Date: May 15, 2009
Early Registration Date: Mar 10, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 10, 2009
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The Conference thematic sections are:

1. Comparative Education as a University Discipline
Section Chair: Prof. Dr. Charl Wolhuter, South Africa, Charl.Wolhuter@nwu.ac.za

2. Pre-service and In-service Teacher Training
Section Chair: Dr. Bruno Leutwyler, Switzerland, bruno.leutwyler@phz.ch

3. Education Policy and Reforms
Section Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marinela Mihova, Bulgaria, marinela.mihova@gmail.com

4. Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Social Inclusion
Section Chair: Dr. James Ogunleye, England, J.Ogunleye@gre.ac.uk

The deadline for registration and paper submission is 10 March 2009.

The Conference objectives are:
(1) to examine different approaches to the role of Comparative Education as a science, research methodology, and academic discipline;
(2) to develop linkages with colleagues who work in various teacher training programs at universities, colleges, and institutes around the world;
(3) to outline prospects for the development of education policy at the institutional, regional, national and international level;
(4) to discuss new practices and reforms in preschool, primary, secondary and higher education.

Conference format
The Conference is purposefully planned to be a small and high-quality international event. The small conference format aims to give participants a friendly, homey and cozy environment providing excellent opportunities for contacts, presentations and discussions.

Language and equipment
The Conference language is English. All presentations and discussions are in English. Internet connection, overhead projectors (for transparencies) and digital projectors with computers (for PowerPoint presentations) are available.

For more information please visit the Conference website:


Additional Information

Prof. Dr. Dr.habil. Nikolay Popov President of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society Sofia University Faculty of Primary and Preschool Education Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria tel: (+359) 8983 111 98; (+359 2) 97 06 240 fax: (+359 2) 872 23 21; (+359 2) 944 98 47 e-mail: npopov@fnpp.uni-sofia.bg e-mail: npopov.bces@mail.bg All South African participants can contact: Jo-Anne Adams Defining Moments Events Managing CC Tel: 072-622-3955 Fax: 086-541-9171 E-mail: joanne.adams2@gmail.com Alternative e-mail: adamsja@unisa.ac.za