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XX Jubilee BCES Annual International Conference

21 - 24 June 2022

Towards the Next Epoch of Education

The Conference will be held virtually.

Abstract/full paper submission and registration is now OPEN.

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WE ARE BCES ! 

WELCOME TO OUR JUBILEE CONFERENCE !

About the Conference

It is more than a conference!

Committees

Small but hard-working committees.

Thematic Sections

The Conference has 6 sections.

About BCES

BCES was founded in 1991.

Keynote Speakers

Meet our Keynote Speakers.

Poems on BCES

3 poems on the BCES 30th Anniversary

About the BCES Conference

This event is more than a conference


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 BCES Annual International Conference is more than a conference. It is friendship, understanding, and openness. It is tolerance, respect, and appreciation. It is quality, knowledge, and erudition.


This Conference is our way of being an integral part of the international education community, our way of making friends globally, our way of showing the world what we do.

People who the BCES Conference is for


This Conference is for (without claiming a full listing):


  • Policy makers;
  • Academic staff;
  • Researchers;
  • PhD students;
  • Master’s students;
  • Experts at educational administrations;
  • Experts at international organizations;
  • Education consultants;
  • School principals;
  • Teachers;
  • School counsellors;
  • Psychologists;
  • Media experts;
  • Social workers;
  • Special needs therapists;
  • Journalists;
  • IT specialists.

Benefits to BCES Conference participants


The Conference offers the following benefits:


  • Respecting all participants regardless of their race, nationality, personality, origin, sex, religion, occupation, education.
  • Keeping friendly atmosphere, polite communication, and cosy environment.
  • Establishing contacts between people from different parts of the world, making friends, creating collegial networks.
  • Providing excellent opportunities for oral presentations and discussions by giving a 30-minute time slot to each presentation.
  • Guaranteeing high quality of full papers published in the BCES Conference Book.
  • Publishing full papers in the BCES Conference Book before the Conference beginning.
  • Including abstracts in the Conference Program.
  • Awarding Certificates of Participation to all participants.

Thematic Sections

Thematic Section

1

Comparative and International Education & History of Education

Section Chair

Prof. Dr. Charl Wolhuter

North-West University

South Africa

Thematic Section

3

School Education:

Policies, Innovations, Practices

& Entrepreneurship

Section Chair

Dr. Gillian L. S. Hilton

Middlesex University

United Kingdom

Thematic Section

5

Law and Education

Section Chair

Dr. Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu

Ulster University

United Kingdom & Ireland

Thematic Section

2

International Organizations and Education

Section Chair

Dr. Louw de Beer

North-West University

South Africa

Thematic Section

4

Higher Education & Teacher Education and Training

Section Chair

Prof. Dr. James Ogunleye

Academy of Innovation & Management

United Kingdom

Thematic Section

6

Research Education

& Research Practice

Section Chair

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ewelina K. Niemczyk

North-West University

South Africa

BCES Conference Chair

Prof. Dr.habil. Nikolay Popov

Sofia University

Bulgaria

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Andrea Óhidy

Pädagogische Hochschule Freiburg, Germany

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mousumi Mukherjee

Jindal Global University, India

Prof. Dr. Nicholas Sun-Keung Pang

East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Ms. Vera Meng-meng Yan

East China Normal University, Shanghai, China

Dr. Daniel K. Gakunga

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Reuben Waciuri Nguyo

University of Nairobi, Kenya

Committees

Local Organizing Committee


Conference Chair

Prof. Dr.habil. Nikolay Popov, Sofia University, Bulgaria

npopov@bces-conference.org


Members

Prof. Dr. Marinela Mihova, Veliko Turnovo University, Bulgaria

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Marina Pironkova, Sofia University, Bulgaria


Coordination

Kalina Popova, 12th Secondary School, Sofia, Bulgaria


Technical support

Mirella Dimitrova

Nadia Kiriakova

Company for International Congresses, Bulgaria

bces2021@cic.bg

International Program Committee

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

Dr. Louw de Beer, North-West University, South Africa

Dr. Gillian Hilton, Middlesex University, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. James Ogunleye, Academy of Innovation & Management, United Kingdom

Dr Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu, Ulster University, United Kingdom & Ireland

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ewelina K. Niemczyk, North-West University, South Africa

Dr. Anna Czyż, Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oksana Chigisheva, Southern Federal University, Russia

Prof. Dr.habil. Nikolay Popov, Sofia University, Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Hennie Steyn, North-West University, South Africa

Prof. Dr. Nicholas Sun-keung Pang, East China Normal University, China

Prof. Dr. Steve Azaiki, Institute of Science and Technology, Nigeria

About BCES

BCES brief info


The Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES) was founded in Sofia in October 1991.

 

BCES is registered as a non-profit, non-governmental organization. It focuses on:

  • organizing the BCES annual international conference
  • organizing national and international conferences on education
  • doing comparative education studies
  • coordinating international research projects
  • supporting publications on problems of education
  • organizing study visits to Bulgaria for foreign students, teachers and experts
  • providing expertise to education policy making

 

BCES topics of special interest are:

  • Comparative education
  • History of education
  • Teacher education
  • Education policy, reforms and innovations
  • Reforms in preschool, primary and secondary education
  • Reforms in higher education
  • Lifelong learning, vulnerable groups and social inclusion
  • School counseling

 

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Bulgarian Comparative Education Society

Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A

1574 Sofia, Bulgaria

info@bces-conference.org


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XVII BCES Conference

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XVI BCES Conference

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XV BCES Conference

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XIV BCES Conference

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XIII BCES Conference

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XII BCES Conference

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XI BCES Conference

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X BCES Conference

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IX BCES Conference

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Sofia, Bulgaria, 5 - 9 July 2011

 

VIII BCES Conference

Comparative Education and Teacher Training

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 9 - 12 June 2010

 

VII BCES Conference

Comparative Education and Teacher Training

Tryavna, Bulgaria, 29 June - 3 July 2009

 

VI BCES Conference

Comparative Education and Teacher Training

Sofia, Bulgaria, 1 - 4 July 2008

 

V BCES Conference

Comparative Education, Teacher Training and New Education Agenda

Sofia, Bulgaria, 28 - 31 August 2007

 

IV BCES Conference

Comparative Education and Teacher Training

Sofia, Bulgaria, 1 - 4 May 2006

 

III BCES Conference

Comparative Education in Teacher Training

Sofia, Bulgaria, 18 - 22 April 2005

 

II BCES Conference

Comparative Education in Teacher Training

Sofia, Bulgaria, 8 - 12 October 2003

 

I BCES Conference

Comparative Education in Teacher Training

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Poems on BCES