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DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSALS:The conference planners are especially interested in obtaining original manuscripts dealing directly with the general theme of the conference. This theme focuses on challenges in planning, educational change, and educational improvement at national and international levels as well as cross-culturally. The challenges presented in school planning, change, and improvement today are more pressing and difficult than ever. Challenges to various groups, individuals, and movements throughout the world will be explored at this conference, as well as solutions that have been identified and implemented in schools. For this reason, the conference planners will encourage individuals to explore these phenomena as thoroughly as possible by submitting appropriate papers. Notwithstanding these criteria, the conference planners are interested in all aspects of planning and will consider original manuscripts dealing with any aspect of educational planning. Participants may consider submitting proposals under any of the following categories:
Thematic Paper Session: The paper is an individual paper presentation on the theory, process, or application of educational planning. This forum provides the opportunity for individual presenters to deliver a position paper, a paper describing existing initiatives or practices, or a paper that addresses a needed innovation in educational planning. Each individual presenter should anticipate no more than 20 minutes for presentation, including questions.
Roundtable/Panel Discussion: The leader of a small number of presenters (between 3-5) coordinates the preparation and presentation of ideas and questions related to the conference theme or other issues related to educational planning (50 minutes).
Symposium Thematic Session: This forum provides the opportunity for a session organizer to submit a proposal in which multiple presenters deliver a diverse range of viewpoints on a major issue or practice related to the theme or some aspect of educational planning (50 minutes).
Working Paper Session: Well-developed drafts of papers are sent to reviewers. In this session, an editor/reviewer will meet the author of the paper to provide suggestions/comments for use in writing the paper for presentation and/publication.
PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: The proposal should comprise (1) a cover page and (2) a 250 – 500 word description:
Cover Page, which includes:Title of PresentationType of Session Proposed (Thematic Paper Roundtable/Panel Discussion, Symposium Thematic Session, Working Paper Session)Session Organizer (Name, Title, Institution Mailing Address, Telephone and Fax Numbers, and Email Address Additional Presenters: Name, Title, Institution)
Description of Presentation (250-500 words), which includes: Title of ProposalObjectives for the Session Summary of Substantive Content of the Proposal (at least 200 words)Plans for Participants' InvolvementAudio-visual equipment to be used in the presentation. (Please specify: flip chart, overhead projector, slide projector, LED Projector). (Any proposal selected for presentation and not requesting the necessary audio-visual equipment prior to the conference may encumber personal financial responsibility for the use of such equipment at the time of presentation).
Send all Proposals to: You may send proposals by email. Dr. Tak C. Chan at
PROPOSALS SENT ELECTRONICALLY SHOULD BE IN MICROSOFT WORD AND INCLUDED AS AN ATTACHMENT TO THE EMAIL MESSAGE. Deadline for submission of proposals: June 1, 2010. All session organizers and authors will be notified electronically of the status of their proposals no later than August 1, 2010. All presenters listed in the accepted proposals must pay the full registration fee, even if they attend the conference only on the day of their presentation. The full registration fee must be received by the International Society for Educational Planning (ISEP) no later than September 1, 2010 in order for the presentation and the presenter to be listed on the conference program. Any author identified in the presentation but not officially registered for the conference by the due date will not be listed in the official program of the conference. Presenters should have at least 30-50 copies of handouts/materials for conference attendees. Workshop presentations will be scheduled for Thursday, October 7, through Saturday, October 9 (3 days). The process of selection for the presenters will be very competitive since a part of one afternoon will be devoted to special presentations. Proposals submitted after the deadline can not be guaranteed consideration. Additionally, in order to be considered for inclusion in the program, all proposals must be complete and must conform to the proposal submission guidelines.
OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION AWARDS:The International Society for Educational Planning recognizes outstanding dissertations related to all aspects of educational planning. The Society will consider dissertations that have been completed in 2009 or 2010 that resulted in the award of a terminal degree. We encourage the submission of dissertations on any aspect of planning. Dissertations that deal with planning on the international, state/provincial, regional, local, and individual school or building levels are welcomed. More than one award may be made at each annual meeting. Individuals who have recently been conferred their doctoral degree may individually submit their dissertation for consideration. Also, the chairperson of the dissertation committee or any member of the dissertation committee may recommend a dissertation for consideration. Individuals who are chosen for recognition will be asked to make a presentation of their findings at the annual meeting. In addition, these individuals will be asked to submit a manuscript to the Society’s journal, Educational Planning. An unbound copy of the dissertation should be sent to facilitate distribution to the committee for a blind review. Complete identification including name, address, phone numbers, and email address should accompany the dissertation. Deadline for submission is June 1, 2010. Individuals to be recognized will be notified no later than July 15, 2010. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit abstracts to: Dr. Brenda Williams, The College of William and Mary, School of Education, P.O. Box 879, Williamsburg, VA 23187; Telephone: (757) 221-2325; e-mail-
Please feel free to contact Professor Williams with any questions about this competition.
Registration is now open by using the following URL: http://www.ohio.edu/conferences/ISEP.cfm
Registration can be completed by clicking on the proper sentence on the first page advertising how to register. Once in the site you can complete the registration by clicking on the panel next to the price of the conference. Follow directions for the registration. As always, you can print off a copy of the registration form and mail it along with a check or credit card number to the university if you so desire.
The following rates will apply for the respective categories of persons attending the conference:
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Regular and Graduate Student Conference Registration includes: · comprehensive conference participation for all four days, conference program, presentation abstracts, · ISEP Membership for 1 year with ISEP Journal Subscription, and· 3 Breakfasts, 2 Luncheons, morning and afternoon break refreshments. ISEP Friend/Spouse Registration includes:· Conference attendance for all four days and all conference meals and receptions.One Day Special ISEP Registration includes:· Conference attendance for one day only, conference program, presentation abstracts, and· One Breakfast and One Luncheon (Thursday or Friday only), break refreshments.Please note that ALL Conference Presenters MUST register either as: #1. (Regular ISEP Conference Registrant); or, #2. (Graduate Student Registrant). The #4 (One Day Special ISEP Registration) DOES NOT ENTITLE ONE TO PRESENT AT THE CONFERENCE, it is for one day conference attendance and one day of meals ONLY. It is important that registrants make every attempt to meet the September 1 advance registration deadline as our contract for this conference involves strict deadlines and obligations.
The conference site will be the Embassy Suites Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, USA
· Make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling: 1-800- 362-2779 or (703) 684-5900. You may also register electronically at: www.alexandriaoldtown.embassysuites.com
· By phone ask for Reservations and book under IOE. Electronically enter arrival and departure dates on first page and use the IOE code to identify the group on the second page. Hotel is conveniently located on 1900 Diagonal Road in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
· Conference Hotel ISEP cost is $179.00 per night per room (single/double occupancy) plus tax.
· Conference Room rates will apply two days before and two days after the conference.
· The conference hotel is conveniently located for charming Alexandria where you are within walking distance of historical site visiting, shopping and dining pleasure. A free trolley service is available for areas within Old Town Alexandria
· Remember make your room reservations as soon as possible and be sure to identify that you are an ISEP Conference Registrant.
· The ISEP conference rate is available only until September 6, 2010.
After September 6, bookings will be handled according to availability.
CONFERENCE TRAVEL INFORMATION:
Traveling to Alexandria, Virginia: Alexandria is served by two major airports: Ragan International Airport in Washington DC and Dulles International Airport in Fairfax, Virginia. Airfare rates are very good at present time. BOOK NOW and SAVE! Additional COST SAVING TIP: If using Expedia, Travelocity, or Orbitz on-line booking, the best deals are usually on Wednesday. Check it out on any Wednesday and save more! The hotel can be reached from the Ragan International Airport by the Metroline Rail outside the airport going south to Alexandria. Shuttle service and taxis are also available.From the Dulles Airport there are shuttle busses and taxis. Check at the information desk. The price of the service is approximately $50.00USDAlexandria is easily reached by automobile via Interstate Highway 95 north or south.
If you have any further questions, please contact Virginia Roach, conference organizer,
For information about The Society and its work, use the web site at: html://www.isep.info/
Check List for Deadlines
June 1, 2010 Deadline for submission of dissertations for consideration for the ISEP Dissertation Award
June 1, 2010 Deadline for submission of presentation proposals
August 1, 2010 Deadline for notification of acceptance of proposals
September 1, 2010 Deadline for conference registration; after September 1, additional fees apply
September 6, 2010 Last date for room bookings