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Every year BELMAS hosts a conference in different parts of the UK, and invites both its 1000+ membership, and new colleagues interested in the area, to participate. We welcome new and experienced researchers, school and college leaders, doctoral students and many others from all over the world. This enables a rich dialogue, along with excellent networking opportunities. Last year’s blog can tell you more.
The theme for 2016 is: “Unlocking leadership and management potential in different contexts”, and we will be welcoming Keynote Speakers Prof Philip Hallinger and Prof Stephan Huber.
Our programme will span a variety of presentation formats for educational research papers and inspirational proposals and our conference mobile app will provide added value to delegates with presenter biographies, delegate contact details and easy networking features. You will find the timetable here. Follow @BELMASConf for live updates on Twitter.
This is very much an international exchange of ideas and experiences with representatives from all over the world. There will be a special session on the work of the many BELMAS Research Interest Groups whose membership and activity have continued to grow.
I hope to meet you at Carden Park, near the ancient city of Chester. If you are coming from a distance, you may wish to prolong your stay in the area to fully appreciate the Cathedral and other historic sites.
Registration for BELMAS Conference 2016 (#BELMAS2016) is now open and be found at this link.
Call for papers for a special issue to be published in International Journal of Learning & Pedagogies by Taylor & Francis
Call for papers for a special issue to be published in
International Journal of Learning & Pedagogies
Special Issue is on
Current issues on parental involvement in schools: A multicultural perspective
Guest Editor: Kadir Beycioglu, PhD
Dokuz Eylul University
THEME AND TOPICS
Research in related literature has yielded the importance of family involvement and working effectively with parents and families in schools. Increased involvement of parents and families often is cited as one of the most important ways to improve student success.
The traditional sense of parents’ role in education has been limited with what they do at home and what schools formally tell them to do in regular meetings in schools. With the impact of changes in society, this traditional role of the family has changed over the years (Epstein & Sanders, 2002). Schools do not consider families as a part of the external community like in the past. On the contrary, they create a collaborative working environment with families. Research has also revealed the impact of parental involvement in students’ success and effectiveness of schools. As the quality of the relationship between the school and the family improves the student achievement, families feel pleased to see that they actually make a contribution to the education of their children (cited in Beycioglu, Ozer, & Şahin, 2013).
That’s why revealing the many facets of school-family interaction has become a significant issue for educational researchers. This special issue aims to focus on current issues on family involvement in schools, and aims to find out studies by educational researchers working in different cultures.
The core objective of this issue is to provide the latest research based on the first-hand experience, observation and knowledge of scholars and educators in the field in order to form a cross-cultural matter of discussion for all those working on schools and families.
Topics to be discussed in this special issue will include (but are not limited to) the following current issues on:
· The theoretical and organizational foundations of school family partnerships
· Leadership/management issues on parental involvement.
· How schools are addressing the issue.
· Knowledge, skills and relationships for school managers to be effective educational leaders in parental issues.
· Policy analysis and critical analysis of school family interaction in the field.
· Concepts and theoretical formulations to understand, analyze, evaluate parental involvement issues in educational organizations.
· Equipping school leaders with practical and theoretical knowledge of parental involvement that might be used to foster leadership and enhance the issues in schools.
· How to support and advance issues of parental involvement and help create responsive schools to families.
· What school policies and procedures are
REVIEW OF THE PAPERS
Papers will be reviewed by the guest editor, and then sent to two referees. The guest editor will make the final decision based on the reviewers’ recommendations.
Manuscripts and inquiries should be submitted to the guest editor at: email@example.com
February, 15, 2015: CFP released
December 15, 2015: Dead line for submission of papers
April 15, 2016: Final articles to the guest editor
May 15, 2016: Final articles to publisher
2016, 2nd issue of the journal: Issue published