The Annual International Conference of the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) is a traditional, scholarly, interdisciplinary, high-grade event. Specialists from all over the world every year come to the Conference as to present their studies. The Conference purposefully keeps a small size aiming at organizing the best quality selection of papers and providing excellent opportunities for presentations and discussions.
The goal of the XVIII BCES Conference in 2020 is to provide a platform for in-depth discussions on educational reforms worldwide. The Conference attracts case, international, and comparative studies on reforms in all levels of the educational systems – preschool, primary, lower and upper secondary, postsecondary, and higher education; and in all educational streams – general, vocational, and special education. Participants are invited to present their theoretical, methodological or empirical studies on reforms of various educational aspects – aims, priorities, missions, governance, finance, structures, curricula, syllabi, textbooks, teaching and learning styles, innovations, examinations, graduation requirements, academic degrees, etc.
Participants may focus on past, present or future educational reforms.
The term “educational reform” is meant as a radical change in a national education system as a result of adoption of a new education act or an amendment (Popov, 2019, p. 244). But participants may also present any educational modifications, improvements and innovations.
Regarding the field of professional activities or research interests this Conference is mainly for people who work or are interested in the field of education. However, people from other fields such as psychology, sociology, philosophy, history, anthropology, media, literature, linguistics, politics, culture and civilization studies, law, economy, information technologies, etc. can also be interested in the Conference.
Regarding the occupation this Conference is for (without claiming a full listing):
The Conference offers the following benefits to its participants: