Eighth Biannual Gulf Comparative Education Society (GCES) Symposium
Public, Private, and Philanthropic: Exploring the Impact of New Actors on Education in the GCC
Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
April 7-9, 2018
Hosted by the Al Qasimi Foundation, the Eighth Gulf Comparative Education Symposium will be held from April 7th to 9th, 2018 at Hilton Garden Inn in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The theme of this year's Symposium is “Public, Private, and Philanthropic: Exploring the Impact of New Actors on Education in the GCC”, which was inspired by the increasing involvement of various public, private, and philanthropic actors in education in the Gulf region. As the influence of these sectors becomes bolder and more visible, the need to explore their impact on education policy and practice within the region becomes more salient. This symposium will provide multifaceted perspectives on the role of philanthropic, public and private actors in the GCC education systems, the scope of these actors’ involvement within and across educational institutions, and the dynamics of interactions with key stakeholders (e.g. policymakers, teachers, students, parents, etc.).
We are currently accepting abstracts for presentation at GCES Symposium 2018. We welcome abstracts from policymakers, NGOs, academics, and educators who wish to participate in the debate and explore policies and practices across the Gulf. Abstracts will be peer reviewed and acceptance will be based on content, available space, and overall program balance.
CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE - DECEMBER 14TH, 2017
We are also pleased to announce that Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research will offer one (1) travel grant to a doctoral student and one (1) travel grant to a faculty presenting results fromheir research at the 2018 GCES Symposium. The grants will each be up to $1,000 and will be awarded on the basis of the quality of the submitted abstract. It can be used for travel, accommodation, or other related expenses.
TRAVEL GRANT DEADLINE - DECEMBER 14TH, 2017
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