Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES)

XVI Annual International Conference

Golden Sands, Varna, Bulgaria, 11 - 15 June 2018

Conference e-mail: bces@bces-conference.org

Some selected recent BCES Conference presentations

Education in Modern Society


The XVI BCES Conference Theme as proposed by Prof Hennie Steyn, Dr Deon Vos and Dr Louw de Beer


Many different and even opposing viewpoints existed to the present about the nature and aims of education and of the education system. Consensus nevertheless exists amongst all educationally-interested individuals and groups that education and the education system should support the successful development and functioning of all modern societies. Modern (time) societies include developing as well as developed societies, because all societies in the world are interrelated to each other. Modern societies are complex in nature, a fact which places significant pressure on education to provide in the education needs of such complex societies. Agreement exists amongst all involved that the basic aim of education and of education systems is to provide in the education needs of the society that they serve and that the success or failure of the education and education system can be determined by establishing the level to which they meet these criteria.


Conference Noticeboard

  • Hotel room reservation deadline: 27 April 2018.
  • BCES Conference Book, 2018, Vol. 16 is being prepared for printing.
  • Publication date: Mid-May 2018.
  • Abstract submission: Open by 11 May 2018.
  • Late registration: Open. Deadline: 11 May 2018.
  • Standard registration deadline: 30 March 2018 - Closed.
  • Important note: Only accepted papers of standard registered participants (registered by 30 March 2018) can be published in the conference book.
  • Full paper submission: Closed.

Recent Posts & News

BCES Events & Features

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International Conference on

Sport Governance around the World

Organizers: BCES & ISCPES

Sofia, Bulgaria,

17 - 21 September 2018

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Words and music: Gertrude Shotte

Arrangement: Deon Ryan

Guitarist: Deon Ryan

Producer & Studio Engineer: Sean Cassell

Artistes: The Alliouagana Singers

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Gertrude Shotte:

Three poems on the occasion of the BCES 25th Anniversary

BCES Cinquains

BCES Dimante

BCES Quatrain

Thank you Gertrude!

BCES Conference Team

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XVI BCES Conference Theme:

Education in Modern Society


2018 Conference Deadlines


Full Paper Submission: 9 March 2018 - Closed.


Standard Registration:

30 March 2018 - Closed.


Hotel Room Reservation:

27 April 2018


Abstract Submission & Late Registration: 11 May 2018


Final Conference Program:

18 May 2018


PowerPoint Presentation Submission: 3 June 2018





XVI BCES Conference Flyer