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Education Issues and Trends


Abstracts due by January 15, 2023

Date of Session:  March 12 - March 16, 2023


Location:  Harris Manchester College in the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. Harris Manchester College is one of the thirty-eight colleges that form the University of Oxford and was founded in 1786.

Paper Submission: You are invited and encouraged to make a presentation and to provide a paper on a relevant aspect of the topic, however, your participation as a member of the Round Table is not contingent thereon. Papers presented at the Round Table may be subsequently submitted for publication in the Forum on Public Policy, a journal of the International Round Table Symposium.

Tours: A two-hour walking tour of Oxford and a trip to Blenheim Palace


Topics of Interest will include but are not limited to:


Education Trends

  • Assessment

  • Equity in Funding

  • Gender in Education

  • School Choice

  • Urban Ed vs. Rural Ed

  • School Management

  • Character Education

  • SMART Learning

  • Gamification in Education

  • Co-Teaching

  • Redefining Success

  • Student Centered Environments

  • Managing Change


Racial Literacy and Literature

  • Racial Equities in your Library

  • Diversity Style Guide

  • Diversity in Literature 

  • Youth as Agents of Change

  • Romantic Literature

  • Shakespeare

  • Children's Literature (Kidlit)


School Governance

  • Government Accountability

  • Alternative Sources of Funding

  • Health and Drugs

  • Structural Changes in Schooling

  • Traditional Public Schools

  • Measurement of Performance

  • Rationalizing Universal Education

  • Government Funding of Parochial Schools

  • Collective Bargaining

Charter Schools

  • Rationale for differing concepts and structures of public education

  • Contract schools as market or business models

  • Interface between the public and private sectors

  • Teacher unions, strengths and survival

  • Teacher tenure and academic freedom in the era of charter schools

  • Performance and quality assurance in private sector schooling

  • Public Control and Accountability


Anti-Bias Education

  • Cross Cultural Training

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Intercultural Programs

  • International Education

  • Cultural Sensitivity


K-12 Schools

  • Security in our Schools

  • Ed-Tech

  • Bullying and Depression

  • Technology Driven Personalized Learning

  • AP, IB Classes

  • Deterrents to Learning

  • Bilingual Education

  • STEM Learning

  • Equitable Access to Technology

  • Holistic Approach to Learning

  • Accountability for Charter Schools

  • ESEA Reauthorization

  • International Performance

  • High Stakes Testing

School Administration and Leadership

  • School Policy and Governance

  • School Leadership Challenge

  • The School Board

  • School Improvement

  • Curricular Enhancement

  • Public School and Religion

  • Involving Parents in School Partnerships

  • Involving the Community

  • Teacher Rights


Religion and Schools

  • School, Madrassas and Religion

  • First Amendment Decline

  • Re-Examining Separation of Church and State

  • Rationalizing Universal Education, Sectarian or Secular

  • The Religious Influence on the Decline of Public Schools

  • Government Funding of Parochial Schools

  • Exploring the Rise of Religious Fundamentalism on Public Schools


Education Law

  • Bullying

  • Due Process

  • Affirmative Action

  • Title IX

  • NCLB

  • Sexual Harassment

Payment Information:

Participant Registration WITH Lodging 

$800 – Deposit due January 15, 2023

$1195 – Remainder due February 15, 2023

Participant Registration WITHOUT Lodging

$800 – Deposit due January 15, 2023

$795 – Remainder due February 15, 2023


Guest Registration WITH Lodging 
$795 Guest Fee

Guest Registration WITHOUT Lodging 

$595 Guest Fee

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