The goal of this International Symposium is to organize in-depth discussions on educational reforms that have happened in Eastern and Central Europe, and Eurasia in the past 30 years, since the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.
The Symposium provides a platform for case, international, and comparative studies on education in nearly 30 former socialist countries. This event tries to attract philosophical, historical, economic, political, sociological, statistical, psychological and pedagogical approaches to studying educational reforms in Eastern and Central Europe, and Eurasia. Delegates are invited to present their descriptions, analyses, syntheses and comparisons on past and recent educational reforms, and prognoses on the development in future.
The mission of the Symposium is to create a colorful mosaic of what has happened in education in Eastern and Central Europe, and Eurasia in the past 30 years.
The Symposium language is English. All presentations, questions and discussions are in English.
Duration of paper presentations
Each presenter has a 30-minite time slot for presentation and discussion.
There is an opportunity to present topics by means of poster presentation. The poster presentation opportunity is offered instead of PowerPoint presentation.
The Symposium rooms are equipped with laptops and multimedia for PowerPoint presentations.
The Symposium’s work is organized in 3 groups:
Working Group 1: Primary and Secondary Education & Vocational Education and Training
Working Group Chair: Dr. Paulína Koršňáková, International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Netherlands
Working Group 2: Teacher Education
Working Group Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Klara Skubic Ermenc, Ljubljana University, Slovenia
Working Group 3: Higher Education
Working Group Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zoltán Rónay, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Symposium Chair: Prof. Dr.habil. Nikolay Popov, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Symposium Co-Chair: Prof. Dr. Charl Wolhuter, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Assistant Symposium Chair: Dr. Teodora Genova, University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Marinela Mihova, Veliko Turnovo University, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Julieta Savova, Veliko Turnovo University, Bulgaria
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina Pironkova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina Bakalova, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Coordination: Kalina Popova, 12th Secondary School, Sofia, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr.habil. Nikolay Popov, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Prof. Dr. Charl Wolhuter, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Prof. Dr. Tatiana Korsakova, Southern Federal University, Russia
Prof. Dr. Elena Kirillova, Moscow Institute of Design and Technology Information, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Prof. Dr. Gordana Stankovska, University of Tetova, Republic of Macedonia
Prof. Dr. Nicholas Sun-keung Pang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Prof. Dr. Kas Mazurek, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Prof. Dr. Alexander W. Wiseman, Texas Tech University, USA
Prof. Dr. Peter L. Schneller, University of Mount Union, USA
Prof. Dr. Johannes L van der Walt, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Prof. Dr. James Ogunleye, Academy of Innovation, London, United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Stephen Azaiki, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Klara Skubic Ermenc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barbara Šteh, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zoltán Rónay, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Susan M. Yelich Biniecki, Kansas State University, USA
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ricardo Lozano, University of Monterrey, Mexico
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joanne Antrim, Concordia University Texas, USA
Assist. Prof. Dr. Gordana Djigic, University of Nis, Serbia
Dr. Ewelina K. Niemczyk, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Dr. Paulína Koršňáková, International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, Netherlands
Dr. Makhabbat Kenzhegaliyeva, Leipzig University, Germany
Dr. Marina Diković, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia