Thematic Sections

Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES)

XVI Annual International Conference

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


2018 Conference Deadlines


Abstract and Full Paper Submission: 28 February 2018


Abstract and Full Paper Acceptance Notification:

10 March 2018


Standard Registration:

30 March 2018


Hotel Room Reservation:

1 May 2018


Late Registration: 11 May 2018


Final Conference Program:

18 May 2018


PowerPoint Presentation Submission: 3 June 2018




XVI BCES Conference Flyer

Thematic Sections

1. Comparative and International Education & History of Education

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


2. Teacher Education

Section Chair: Prof. Dr. Juliana Maria Smith, University of the Western Cape, South Africa


3. Education Policy, Reforms & School Leadership

Section Chair: Dr. Gillian Hilton, Middlesex University London, United Kingdom


4. Higher Education, Lifelong Learning & Social Inclusion

Section Chair: Dr. James Ogunleye, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom


5. Law and Education

Section Chair: Dr Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu, Birkbeck University of London, United Kingdom


6. Research Education & Research Practice

Section Chair: Dr. Ewelina K. Niemczyk, North-West University, South Africa


7. Global Education and Education Development

Section Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oksana Chigisheva, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia



Conference e-mail:

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Hennie Steyn

North-West University, South Africa

Keynote 1: Education in Modern Society


Prof. Dr. Nicholas Sun-keung Pang

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Keynote 2: One Belt One Road: Educational Opportunities and Innovations When East Meets West


Ms Angela Rodel

Executive Director, Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange

Keynote 3: The Role of International Educational Exchange in an Increasingly Globalized and Digitalized World


Dr. Paulína Koršňáková

International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA)

Keynote 4: Reading Literacy in PIRLS 2016 – Old Foundation in Modern Era