Conf/CfP Professional and Cultural Identity in a Changing Socio-political Reality 2017, Israel

Publish Date: Oct 14, 2016

Deadline: Nov 30, 2016

Event Dates: from Apr 17, 2017 12:00 to Apr 19, 2017 12:00

About the International Conference: Professional and Cultural Identity in a Changing Socio-political Reality

The Conference at a Glance

Al-Qasemi College, Faculty of Education in Baqa Al Garbiah is arranging and hosting an international conference to discuss the educational identity of teachers and educators in a changing socio-political reality. Shifting socio-political currents around the world, in the Middle East in particular, are leading to the reconstruction of the global socio-political map. Thousands of refugees and immigrants heading for the gates of Europe as well as rapid, ongoing, local political changes are contributing to changes in the nature of educational systems around the world. This new reality poses a real challenge to these systems at both the local and global levels and entails the introduction and implementation of changes and reforms to help construct new professional identities that might include and manage such changes. Professional identity in education is affected not only by these socio-political changes, but is also affected by the willingness to adapt and deal with them. In such ways, teachers and educators create their professional identity through interaction with themselves and with their environments. The same identity influences to what extent teachers are satisfied with their role and exceedingly determines their attitude towards environmental changes and reforms in education. We would like to discuss this interaction in our conference and try to understand how it influences and shapes our professional educational performance. We seek to consider the professional identity of educators from around the world and try to examine thoroughly the reciprocation of constructing their professional identity in the changing socio-political reality. We will study thoroughly the factors that promote or constrain formalization of such educational identity, and learn from the extensive, varied experience of international researchers and educators who investigated such phenomena.

Among other issues, we seek to clarify:

  • Religion identity and professional identity
  • Educational identity and gender
  • Educational identity in a changing reality
  • Educational identity and reform
  • Immigration and educational cultural identity
  • Socio-political crises and structuring an educational identity
  • Professional educational identity among minorities in times of crisis
  • Curricula and educational content in a changing era
  • Professional identity among minorities at times of crisis



Our preliminary program will be available at the beginning of Jan, 2017.

Format of Presentations

Paper sessions will consist of three to four presentations in each session. The session will be divided equally between the presenters. Each presenter will be expected to have the presentation slides in Microsoft Power Point saved in CD or USB. Each presentation should not take more than 20 minutes including question time.

Virtual Presentation (Video Conferencing)

We understand that some presenters will not be able to make the trip to Israel to present their research paper or work in progress, due to financial and/or political restrictions on travel. Al-Qasemi Academy has instituted a virtual presentation system to allow the authors of accepted papers the same publication opportunities as regular presenters. Research works submitted without the participant attending the conference in person, but presented via video conferencing are refereed and published (if accepted) in the conference proceedings. The following resources will be available for presentations: flipcharts, laptops, projectors and screens.

Format of Presentations

Paper sessions will consist of three to four presentations in each session. The session will be divided equally between the presenters. Each presenter will be expected to have the presentation slides in Microsoft Power Point saved in CD or USB. Each presentation should not take more than 20 minutes including question time.

Paper Submission
Submissions are accepted only in English. We encourage the following types of submissions:
  • Abstracts
  • Extended Abstracts
  • Full Research Papers
  • Case Studies
  • Reports (Proposals for Future Research or Issues Related to Teaching)
Review Process
All submitted papers and extended abstracts will undergo a double blind review.

Abstract guidelines

If you wish to participate in this conference as a paper presenter, you have to submit an abstract for approval. The abstract should be a summary of a research and is expected to meet the academic standards. Apart from that, you should send a biography along with your abstract. Please prepare your abstract in the following format:
  • Title of paper – Bold
  • Names of author(s) : First author’s first name, first author’s last name; second author’s first name, second author’s last name; and so on
  • Name of the university or place of work: Department, Organization, Country
  • Contact details of the author(s): email addresses: (1) Academic (2) Private
  • Keywords: Three to four (3-4 words)
  • Theme/Session: your presentation preferences
  • Presentation preference: Oral / panel 
  • Text : Font & size : Times New Roman font, size 11, Single paragraph
  • Line Space : Single space
  • Word count: 250 words excluding Title, names and keywords
Panel Presentation (90 minutes)
As the organizer of a proposed panel, submit a proposal for the panel through the online system.
  • Panels must have at least four participants (including the chair).
  • All the panel participants must be listed in the submission, with the chair leader as the primary author, and the other presenters as co-authors.
Useful Information to Prepare Your Abstract
  1. The limit is one abstract submission per registered author/presenter
  2. Name or save your abstract indicating your name: e.g. Mouhamad –Al-Qasimi-abstract.doc
  3. Send your biography (no more than 50 words) with your abstract
  4. The language of the abstract is English
  5. Abstracts should be based on any of the areas listed in this website as sessions/topics
  6. Do not define or use abbreviations in the title
  7. Avoid complex footnotes, endnotes, references etc. in your abstract
  8. Do not include tables, charts or other graphics in your abstract
Please submit your biography in the following format:
  1. Title /Last Name/ First Name: (E.g.- Dr. Siham Katib)
  2. Present Position/Department/Organization/City/Country: (E.g.-1. Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Faculty of Education, Al Qasemi Academy, Israel)
Biography (maximum of 50 words): 
Write a brief note about yourself including your nationality, employment, education background, affiliations and your accomplishments etc. 
After Submission of Your Abstract
  1. Notification of acceptance/rejection of the abstract will be sent to you via e-mail
  2. The conference committee reserves the right to decide on the acceptance/rejection of the abstract and the method of presentation
  3. By submitting an abstract you grant permission to the organizers to publish the abstract in print or in electronic formats
  4. The invitation to submit an abstract or the acceptance of an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation


  • Academics
  • Educators
  • Researchers
  • Secondary, vocational, or tertiary educators
  • Public & private sector Professionals
  • School counselors, principals and teachers
  • Education policy developers
  • General personnel from vocational sectors
  • Student of education
  • Career and employment officers
  • and any other who is interested to join this conference

To SUBMIT your abstratcts online click "Further official information" below.

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