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Education Issues and Trends

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/PAPERS

Abstracts due by November 15, 2023


Date of Session:  March 10 - March 14, 2024

 

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:

Two-hour walking tour of Oxford

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

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Payment Information:

 

Participant Registration WITH Lodging 

$800 – Deposit due November 15, 2023

$1195 – Remainder due January 15, 2024

 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning meetings

Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Night Receptions

Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Night Banquets in Dining Hall

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Lunches in Dining Hall

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Full English Breakfast

Lodging in the Dormitories on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights

(checking out on Thursday after breakfast)

Two Hour Walking Tour of Oxford

Guided Tour through Blenheim Palace

Certificate Ceremony

Participant Registration WITHOUT Lodging

$800 – Deposit due November 15, 2023

$795 – Remainder due January 15, 2024

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning meetings

Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Night Receptions

Sunday, Monday and Wednesday Night Banquets in Dining Hall

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Lunches in Dining Hall

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Full English Breakfast

wo Hour Walking Tour of Oxford

Guided Tour through Blenheim Palace

Certificate Ceremony

 

Guest Registration WITH Lodging 
$795 Guest Fee

Guest Registration WITHOUT Lodging 

$595 Guest Fee

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