International Congress on Management of Educational Units
Ioannis Vellidis’ Congress Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece 6-9 December 2018
Excellence in education has been for a long time a highly debated issue in many parts of the word. Prioritized in education improvement and effectiveness reforms, and reinforced by the outcomes of international comparative studies, excellence has always been strongly linked with success and quality. At the same time, a growing number of studies argue that in order to pursue excellence as a meaningful measure of success in education, it is imperative for education policies and practices to bridge the achievement gap within students, and ensure equity in all aspects and levels of education. Such a vision of success and quality, which combines excellence with equity, it is argued, may generate even more excellence and improve school performance, both at macro-environmental and micro-environmental level. Excellence with equity can then be seen as a constant revolution, having an impact on political, social, cultural, technological and economic contexts, nationally and internationally.
The above-mentioned debate impacts existing conceptions of schooling, educational planning, policies, contents and practices. It brings to the fore vital questions to be addressed anew by education stakeholders, practitioners and researchers, while designing Tomorrow’s Education, such as:
- How to prepare for excellence with equity?
- How to actively pursue excellence with eqiuty?
- How to lead, manage or optimize excellence with equity?
- How to excellence with equity?
- How to sustain excellence with equity?
- How to teach for excellence with equity?
- How to research excellence with equity?
If you feel that you can contribute to the scholarly debate on such questions or, you are looking for relevant and thoughtful answers, then make sure that you will be in Greece for the International Congress on Management of Educational Units in December 2018.