7th IEA International Research Conference
28-30 June 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
IEA, Charles University and the Czech School Inspectorate invite you to participate in the 7th IEA International Research Conference (IRC-2017). The conference will be held on 28–30 June 2017 at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and will be preceded by workshops on secondary data analysis on 26–27 June 2017. We look forward to seeing you in Prague!
The IEA IRC-2017 will provide an international forum for all those working with IEA study data to present their findings and exchange views on critical educational research issues in a comparative and global context. Researchers will have opportunities to engage in creative dialogue about their secondary analysis findings, consider the emerging implications of their research for the development and methodology of large-scale assessment, and get involved with current debate in education policy and practice. In conjunction with the conference, the IEA will conduct four optional two-day workshops for researchers interested in acquiring a more in-depth knowledge of large-scale assessment. IRC-2017 will also include dedicated symposia within the conference, created to promote discussion of particular research topics, and a new research poster competition.
- Proposal submission deadline: 1 January 2017
- Notification of review decision: 1 March 2017
- Registration opens for conference and workshops: 15 February 2017
- Full paper submission deadline: 8 May 2017
- Registration deadline (conference and workshops): 8 May 2017
- Workshops: 26–27 June 2017
- Conference: 28–30 June 2017
About the hosts
The Czech School Inspectorate (CSI) is the central controlling body in the field of education in the Czech Republic. The CSI is responsible for evaluation of conditions, course and outcomes of education. It evaluates and analyses operation in nursery, basic, secondary and vocational schools and in school facilities (such as school canteens and youth dormitories) that have been entered into the Register of Schools and School Facilities. The CSI is an IEA member, responsible for implementation of international surveys.
Charles University in Prague, founded in 1348 by the King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV, is the oldest university in Central Europe. At the time of its foundation, the university consisted of four faculties; it currently has 17 faculties, three university institutes, and six other centres. CU is an accredited public university and an autonomous research and educational establishment. Almost 51,000 students study each year at Charles University (> 13 % of all students in the Czech Republic) and there are 4700 academics and research staff. According to Shanghai University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, CU is one of the world's top 300 universities and one of the 100 best universities in Europe. Prominent people associated with the university during its illustrious history include: Albert Einstein, Franz Kafka, T. G. Masaryk, and Jaroslav Heyrovský.
The Faculty of Education is one of the seventeen faculties of the Charles University in Prague. Its primary goal is to train teachers and other pedagogical personnel for all types of schools and school systems, at various levels of study (Bachelors and Masters) and forms. The Faculty provides university-level pre- and in-service teacher education in the following fields: Humanities, Social Sciences, Art Education, Physical Education, Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The Faculty is currently training approximately 4200 students in its BA and MA study programs, and has nearly 10,000 additional students enrolled in a wide range of other study programs, mainly concerned with professional teacher development.
The Institute for Research and Development of Education (IRDE) is a research institute of the Faculty of Education, Charles University, focusing on research in the educational sciences and specializing in training Ph.D. candidates. The work of the institute concerns the fields of comparative education and educational policy, and quantitative and qualitative research methods, with a strong emphasis on equity in education, teacher quality and assessment. IRDE is currently realizing the Czech Republic's first large-scale longitudinal study in education, CLoSE (the Czech Longitudinal Study in Education), which follows the students and schools that participated in the TIMSS & PIRLS 2011 studies.
The IEA IRC-2017 leaflet provides an overview of the conference activities.
Using the online submission system, from 15 February 2017 you can register for both the conference and the pre-conference workshops. Presenting authors can upload, review, and update their proposals at any time before the 8 May 2017.
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