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24–26 June 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)

IEA and the University of Pretoria in South Africa invite you to participate in the 6th IEA International Research Conference (IRC-2015). The conference will be held on 24–26 June 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa, and will be preceded by training workshops on secondary data analysis on 22–23 June 2015. We look forward to seeing you in Cape Town!

The IEA IRC-2015 will provide an international forum for all those working with IEA study data to present their findings and exchange views on critical educational research issues in a comparative and global context. Researchers will have the opportunity to engage in creative dialogue about their secondary analysis findings, as well as to consider the emerging implications of their research for the development and methodology of large-scale assessment and current debates in education policy and practice. In conjunction with the conference, the IEA DPC will conduct a series of two-day training workshops on the use of large-scale assessment data.


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Important dates

Proposal submission deadline: 1 December 2014

Notification of review decision: 20 February 2015

Registration opens: 20 February 2015

Full paper submission deadline: 8 May 2015

Registration deadline (conference and workshops): 8 May 2015

Workshops: 22–23 June 2015

Conference: 24–26 June 2015

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the IEA IRC-2015, please see the Call for Proposals. For more information, please contact the IRC-2015 organizing committee.

About the host

The Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA) is a research center in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria, one of the largest and most prominent universities in South Africa. The center works with governmental and non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, and foundations nationally and internationally to undertake research and development activities related to system-level and other levels of evaluation and assessment in education. The CEA also provides postgraduate students many opportunities to work in these fields for their studies, and is the national center for PIRLS 2006, PIRLS 2011, PIRLS 2016, and SITES 2006.



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Call for Papers for a special issue of the Journal of Peace Education

“Peace Education:  Past, Present, & Future”

Editor:  B. Jeannie Lum

Objectives of the Special Issue:

Peace Education is currently a burgeoning field of scholarship and research that continually experiences challenges to its legitimation and participation in more traditional and conventional approaches to education.   Today, it receives increasing recognition by educators and the public in response to growing societal interests in globalization and local forms of school violence.

“Peace” is a guiding concept and principle that motivates current educational movements to redirect cultures of war into cultures of peace and transform their school cultures into constructive learning communities.  Peace education has worked in repairing the physical, psychological, and social fabric of human lives and societies impacted by natural disasters, war, violence, and human struggle throughout highly developed and underdeveloped countries. It addresses all life stages of human development and growth that lead to sustainable peace education practices within formal institutional and informal settings.  This special edition will examine the field of peace education, its past, present, and projected future.

This call for papers invites submissions that take an overview of the field of peace education, its emergence and gradual formation from the past, the current state of the field and possible visions for the future. It encourages submissions that utilize multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary methodological approaches to study and research.  It accepts works that examines the conceptual foundations of peace education and accounts for the relationship of theory to practice/praxis within a variety of traditional, modern, and post-modern philosophical frameworks.  It seeks papers that review historical trends and/or analyze specified areas of peace education, e.g. environmental ecology, varieties of conflict resolution and mediation, non-traditional school practices, philosophical concepts, historical and current figures, educational movements, multicultural communities, local to global transitions, national/internatio nal and comparative education, educational programs in various regions around the world, impact and effectiveness of NGO activities and global institutions, indigenous education,  etc.  Importantly, it looks for overviews and discussions in peace education about context based schooling practices – curriculum, discipline, classroom management, assessment & evaluation, educational policy and accounts regarding any members involved in schooling.   Importantly, it seeks works that venture to understand how peace education might be distinguished as a field of scholarship and research from other educational traditions.

Notes for Prospective Authors:

Expressions of interest including a 1,000 word should be sent to the Editor by: November 15th, 2010

Please contact Jeannie Lum (jlum@hawaii. edu), if you have inquiries regarding your topic prior to submitting your proposal.  

If selected, submissions should be between 5,000 – 9,000 words and follow the journal’s style requirements. Details can be found at http://www.tandf. journal.asp? issn=1740- 0201&linktype=44

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February 04-08, 2010, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul – Turkey

**Abstract Submissions Due: September 15, 2009 **

The abstracts should be mailed to

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The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to; the following major topics as they relate to the Educational Sciences: Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Technology, Educational Administration, Guiding and Counseling, Educational Planning, Measurement and Evaluation in Education, Learning Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Instructional Design, Learning and Teaching, Special Education, Distance Education, Life Long Learning, Mathematic Education, Social Sciences Teaching, Science Education, Language Learning and Teaching, Human Resources in Education, Teacher Training, Pre-school Education, Primary School Education, Secondary School Education, Vocational Education, College and Higher Education, Learner Needs in 21 Century, The Role of Education in the Globalizing World, Human Rights Education, Democracy Education, Innovation and Changing in Education, New Learning Environments, Environmental Education, Professional Development, Nursery Education, Healthy Education, Sport and Physical Education, Multi-cultural Education, Mobile Learning, Technology-Based Learning and etc.


Steven M. Rose, Editor, Educational Technology Research & Development    

Marilyn Campbell, Editor, Australian Journal of Guidance and Counseling

Jean Underwood, Editor, Computers & Education

Nick Rusby, Editor, British Journal of Educational Technology              

Jongho Shin, Editor, Asia Pacific Education Review             

Ali E. Sahin, Editor, Eurasian Journal of Educational Research      

Aytekin Isman, Editor, Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology


Authors of selected articles are welcomed to submit extended version for publication in regular issues of the following reputed journals, in addition to publication in the conference proceedings. The journals that have been confirmed so far (further replies are expected in following days):

Australian Journal of Guidance and Counseling (Indexed in SSCI)

British Journal of Educational Technology (Indexed in SSCI)

Asia Pacific Education Review (Indexed in SSCI)

Eurasian Journal of Educational Research (Indexed in SSCI)

Computers & Education (Indexed in SSCI)

Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (Indexed in SSCI)

Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences

Journal of Turkish Science Education

World Journal on Educational Technology


There will be workshops held by the editors of the Supporting Journals. In these workshops information regarding to the vision, scopes, review process, new trends, expectations from authors, etc. will be given of their Journals.

Participators will get the chance to express their opinions and ask questions to the editors. This process is expected to inevitably help building long-lasting relationships between participators and editors.

There will be simultaneous translation from English to Turkish in the workshop sessions. Number of chairs in the workshops is limited therefore it is suggested to sign up on early date.

Workshop programme and application form will be announced in the conference web page in the following days.


Researchers who are unable to resolve the funding issue concerning the conference expenses will be provided with an alternative approach for participation, namely, Virtual Online Presentation. Those who would like to make their presentations online from their home countries will also be awarded with a certificate and their papers will be considered for publications similar to other participants as if they were present physically. Those who would like to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility will be requested to send their virtual posters or other soft copy materials such as power point presentations to the secretariat. In addition, these participants who would prefer to make use of the Virtual Online Presentation facility may also contribute to the conference through video conferencing.


Abstract Submissions*: September 15, 2009

Authors Notified: September 20, 2009

Full Paper Submissions: November 20, 2009

Authors Notified: December 09, 2009

Early Registration: December 12, 2009

Camera-ready for Elsevier: January 09, 2010

Late Registration: January 09, 2010

Conference Dates: February 03-07, 2010

* After the submission date, the authors of abstracts will be notified in four days.


Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present two papers.  The abstracts can be one-page long (200-400 words). The abstract include Problem Statement, Purpose of Study, Methods, Findings and Results, and Conclusions and Recommendations (These elements may need some adaptation in the case of discussion papers: Background, Purpose of Study, Sources of Evidence, Main Argument, and Conclusions). Please note that some elements are optional in abstracts. The abstracts should be mailed to


All proceedings of the conference will be published with D.O.I. number in Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal (ISSN: 1877-0428) by Elsevier Publications. All papers published in Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal are also indexed by Scopus and ScienceDirect.  In addition, Elsevier Publication will be submitted to ERIC and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

All proposals will be subjected to peer-reviews. Selected papers from the conference will be considered for extended version publication in the supporting journals. The selection rate for publication in supporting journals is 22.46% at

WCES2010: For more information please visit the conference official web site:    

If you would like to more information about WCES2009, please visit WCES 2009 official web site:


WCES-2010, Academic World Education & Research Center, Near East University Post Office, P.K. 947, Nicosia, Cyprus, Tel: +9 03922236464 – 393, 110, GSM: +905428566055, Fax: +9 03926802023



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