International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement 2018

International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement 2018

Date & Time

08 January 2018, 00:00 - 12 January 2018, 00:00


National Institute of Education


Office of Education Research (OER)

Events Details


Singapore is pleased to host the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) conference in 2018. The conference will be chaired by the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.

The conference strives to unpack the theme of “Deepening School Change for Scaling: Principles, Pathways & Partnerships” through engaging keynotes, state of the art session, symposia and individual papers from practitioners, academics, policymakers and researchers.

The following are sub-themes for potential contributors to explore:

  1. Generating Principles for Change and Scaling

    This strand seeks papers that engage discussions contributing to theories and frameworks that would enable  critical examination of innovative changes in education and their diffusion processes and practices  to generate new ways of thinking and doing in various contexts.  

  2. Partnering for Innovative Change

    This strand focuses on the meaningful partnerships for impactful innovations that can be created and explored not only within and across education systems but also without, including external organizations and corporations, in the larger local and global communities.  

  3. Leading Capacity for Change

    The focus of this strand is on the styles of school and education system leadership that direct efforts to increase individual and collaborative capacities at different levels and  education system contexts in order to bring about and sustain innovative changes in school practices.

  4. Measuring and Evaluating School Change

    This strand calls for papers that can point to new directions in empirical research that would propel scholarship to effectively measure and evaluate school change for practical translations in specific school contexts.  

  5. Converging Pathways for Policy, Research and Practice

    This strand seeks papers that probe the interrelationships between policy, research and practice and the ways they can be meaningfully brought together for greater cohesion in order to forge future oriented dialogues and enactments that affect not only the education systems but also the challenges of the global systems. 

  6. Growing Innovative Culture for School Change

This strand seeks papers that provide empirical evidences or theoretical insights on the various means of cultivation and nurturance of group behaviors, habits of mind, and practices in specific education systems that are adaptive to novel conditions in local and global contexts.

Following the tradition of ICSEI Congress, there will be opportunities to visit local schools where delegates can interact and learn with the teachers, school leaders and students. There will also be master classes and workshops offered by the keynoters for the schools.

For NIE papers on school improvement and change, click here.

For presentation on Singapore's Education System, click here.

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