10th Annual Conference of the BCES - International Perspectives on Education (BCES2012)

Venue: Strimon Spa Club Hotel

Location: Kyustendil, Bulgaria

Event Date/Time: Jun 12, 2012 End Date/Time: Jun 15, 2012
Registration Date: May 15, 2012
Early Registration Date: Mar 06, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 06, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Mar 06, 2012
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The 10th Annual Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) will be held in Kyustendil, Bulgaria, 12 – 15 June 2012.

The theme of the conference is “International Perspectives on Education”

The overall goal of 10th BCES conference is to facilitate the discussion on different perspectives on education internationally providing a forum for scientific debate and constructive interaction in a multi cultural social environment such as Bulgaria. The conference will provide a platform for educators, teachers, researchers, doctoral students and practitioners to present their work; to exchange knowledge, ideas and experience and will identify solutions to existing challenges internationally known in education. This conference will not only build on the success of the previous BCES conferences but will seek to promote international exchange of ideas, collaborations and cooperation among academics, educators and other practitioners. The conference will also provide opportunities for participants to bounce off ideas with each other. Being an established high-quality international forum that is always visited by participants from all continents, the Conference gives participants a friendly, homey and cozy environment providing excellent opportunities for contacts, presentations and discussions.

Thematic Sections

1. Comparative Education
Section Chair: Prof. Dr. Charl Wolhuter, North-West University, South Africa

2. Pre-service and In-service Teacher Training
Section Chair: Prof. Dr. Bruno Leutwyler, Teacher Training University of Central Switzerland

3. Education Policy, Reforms, and School Leadership
Section Chair: Dr. Gillian Hilton, Middlesex University London, England

4. Higher Education, Lifelong Learning and Social Inclusion
Section Chair: Dr. James Ogunleye, University of Greenwich, England

5. History of Education
Section Chair: Prof. Dr. Charl Wolhuter, North-West University, South Africa

6. Education and Ethnicity
Section Chair: Mr Wikus Geyer, North-West Unversity, South Africa

7. Learning and Teaching Styles
Section Chair: Dr. Patrícia Albergaria Almeida, University of Aveiro, Portugal

8. Intercultural Education of Children from Preschool Age to Adolescence
The languages of this section are French and German.
Section Chair: Dipl. Päd. Hadiyatou Issa-Touré, Internationales Familienzentrum, Frankfurt/M, Germany

Call for Papers

Participants are invited to submit papers.
Notes on full paper submission
- Papers’ length should be up to 2600 words.
- Papers should consist of text only: name(s) of author(s); title; abstract; main text; references.
- No tables, graphs, figures or pictures are accepted.
- Papers accepted for publication will be included in the Conference book, Vol. 10, 2012, that will be published before the beginning of the conference.
- Each participant receives a free copy of the book.
- The deadline for submitting full texts of papers is 6 March 2012.
- Papers are sent to Thematic Sections Chairs.
- After submitting papers, participants are notified within a week or two on the acceptance of their papers.

Language of full papers
- Full papers should be written in one of the following languages: English (preferable), French, German, Russian, or Bulgarian.
- Papers submitted in French, German, Russian or Bulgarian should have abstracts in English.

Language of paper presentations
Paper presentations (both oral and PowerPoint) and discussions are in English.
Presentations and discussions in a thematic section can be in another language, different from English, in case the Thematic Section Chair has allowed and preliminary announced it.

Conference equipment
The conference rooms have computers and digital projectors for PowerPoint presentations.

Important notes
1. Papers of registered participants only can be included in the Conference book, Vol. 10, 2012. Participants who want their papers to be considered for publication should transfer their registration fees by 6 March 2012.
2. Participants who would just like to present papers without having them published are not required to submit their full texts. In this case sending short paper abstracts (100 - 300 words) is enough.
3. Papers submitted after 6 March 2012 and papers of late registered participants (who register after 6 March 2012) may b e presented at the Conference but they cannot be published in the Conference book.

The 10th Annual Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) will be held in Kyustendil, Bulgaria, 12 - 15 June 2012.
Kyustendil is situated in the southern part of the Kyustendil Valley, 90 km south-west of Sofia.
Kyustendil is a national balneological resort. The town has a population of 54 000. There are more than 40 mineral springs in the town. The waters are of considerable content of sulphide compounds. The resort region includes several baths, balneological complexes and others.
The Conference will be held at Strimon Spa Club Hotel in Kyustendil. Participants will be able to combine conference attendance with spa relaxation.


24 Tzar Simeon 1st Street, Kyustendil 2500, Bulgaria