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XXII BCES Annual International Conference

Sandanski, Bulgaria 2 - 5 July 2024

The Council of the European Union decided to integrate Bulgaria and Romania into the Schengen zone by air and water starting 31 March 2024.

XXII BCES Conference Theme

Education in Developing, Emerging, and Developed Countries:

Different Worlds, Common Challenges

The XXII BCES Conference theme focuses on the relationship between the development of countries’ economies and national education systems. Developing, emerging, and developed countries represent the very different domains existing in our global world. National education systems, being dependent on countries’ economic development, show different problems, failures, or achievements. However, despite the economic differences, there are many common challenges to education in most countries.

Both national and international education studies are welcome. Authors of presentations are encouraged to submit comparisons between developing countries, between emerging countries, or between developed countries, and as well as comparisons between countries with differing economic development.

Take advantage of the XXII BCES Conference where academicians, researchers, policy makers, PhD students, and education enthusiasts from all over the world gather to explore the latest challenges, trends, and innovations in education systems in countries across the globe.

Come to the BCES Annual Conference and enjoy the welcoming, friendly, and supportive atmosphere of our event. Be a part of the BCES wonderful international conference community, where tolerance, respect, and empathy are traditional assets.

This is more than a conference!

Thematic Sections & Roundtable

Thematic Section 1

Comparative and International Education & History of Education

Section Chair:

Prof. Dr. Charl Wolhuter

North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Thematic Section 2

International Education Issues

Section Chair:

Dr. Zacharias L de Beer

North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

Thematic Section 3

School Education: Policies, Innovations, Practices & Entrepreneurship

Section Chair:

Dr. Gillian L. S. Hilton

University of West London and BFWG, United Kingdom

Thematic Section 4

Higher Education & Teacher Education and Training

Section Chair:

Prof. Dr. James Ogunleye

Academy of Innovation & Management, United Kingdom

Thematic Section 5

Law and Education

Section Chair:

Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Achinewhu-Nworgu

Ulster University, United Kingdom & Ireland

Thematic Section 6

School Counseling

Section Chair:

Prof. Dr.habil. Nikolay Popov

Sofia University, Bulgaria

Roundtable

Illuminating the Status of Non-racialism at South African Universities through Empirical Research and Personal Observations and Experiences

Moderators: Prof Vimbi Mahlangu, Full Professor (University of South Africa), Prof Maitumeleng NthoNtho, Associate Professor (University of Pretoria) and Dr Madikela T Lekalala, Lecturer (University of South Africa)

All conference participants are invited to attend the roundtable!

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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


BCES Conferences

XXI BCES Conference

Recovering Education: Using the Experiences and Learning Acquired to Build New and Better Education Systems

Sofia, Bulgaria, 27 - 30 June 2023


XX BCES Conference

Towards the Next Epoch of Education

Virtual Conference, 20 - 24 June 2022


XIX BCES Conference

New Challenges to Education: Lessons from Around the World

Virtual Conference, 22 - 25 June 2021

 

XVIII BCES Conference

Educational Reforms Worldwide

Virtual Conference, 23 - 26 June 2020

 

XVII BCES Conference

Glocal Education in Practice: Teaching, Researching, and Citizenship

Pomorie, Bulgaria, 11 - 14 June 2019

 

XVI BCES Conference

Education in Modern Society

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

 

XV BCES Conference

Current Business and Economics Driven Discourse and Education: Perspectives from Around the World

Borovets, Bulgaria, 20 - 23 June 2017

 

XIV BCES Conference

Education Provision to Every One: Comparing Perspectives from Around the World

Sofia, Bulgaria, 14 - 17 June 2016

 

XIII BCES Conference

Quality, Social Justice and Accountability in Education Worldwide

Sofia, Bulgaria, 10 - 13 June 2015

 

XII BCES Conference

Education’s Role in Preparing Globally Competent Citizens

Nessebar, Bulgaria, 15 - 20 June 2014

 

XI BCES Conference

Education in One World: Perspectives from Different Nations

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 14 - 17 May 2013

 

X BCES Conference

International Perspectives on Education

Kyustendil, Bulgaria, 12 - 15 June 2012

 

IX BCES Conference

Comparative Education and Teacher Training

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

Sofia, Bulgaria, 20 - 24 November 2002

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

Gergana Sakarski, PhD Student, Sofia University, Bulgaria


Coordination

Kalina Popova, 12th Secondary School, Sofia, Bulgaria

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. Claudio-Rafael Vasquez-Martinez, University of Guadalajara, Mexico

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