Global School Effectiveness and Improvement Conference Seeks Proposals


July 21, 2014


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The International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) has posted a call for proposals for presentations at its January 2015 meeting to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Education Northwest is one of the event's sponsors.

“Strengthening schools and communities is a worldwide concern,” says Education Northwest CEO Steve Fleischman. “Our participation in ICSEI offers a tremendous opportunity to interact with and learn from researchers and practitioners around the globe who are using evidence to support all students in reaching their full potential.”

Now in its 28th year, the ICSEI describes itself as a "one-stop experience" for learning about the state of the art in effectiveness research from around the world. Past meetings have been held in the locations including England, Hong Kong, Sweden, Chile, and Australia. The congress takes place in the United States approximately once every 10 years.

No one country has a lock on ‘best practice.’ The PISA international comparisons make it clear that we in the United States have plenty to learn from practitioners, policy people, and researchers from around the world. —Samuel Stringfield, ICSEI conference co-chair

The ICSEI is seeking submissions of international and local policy briefs, scholarly presentations, and case studies highlighting exemplary practices in diverse contexts. Sessions can be proposed for the larger congress or for any of the five networks:

  • Early Childhood
  • Educational Leadership
  • The 3P Network (Practitioners, Policymakers, Politicians)
  • Methods of Researching Educational Effectiveness (MORE)
  • The Data Use Network

Proposal submissions close on August 18, 2014. Notification of acceptance will occur by October 1, 2014. Read more about the conference on the ICSEI website.