ICSEI 2017 Conference Themes



This theme gives prominence to the importance of partnerships between and among the various participants in international education systems -- students, parents, communities, schools, districts, government and academics -- to inform and impact student learning, practitioner professional learning, and system leadership.



Keynote speakers will offer international and local perspectives on systems effectiveness, including successes and challenges along the pathways to improvement.


ICSEI 2017 Conference Strands

Engaging Students, Families and Communities 

This strand focuses on the shared interests of schools, families and communities in advancing student learning, development and well -being.  There is a particular emphasis in this strand on collaborative strategies to engage students, to invite and respect student voice, and to involve families and communities as integral partners in enhancing school and systems effectiveness.

Increasing Equity and Challenging Disadvantage

ICSEI has a long standing interest in identifying and addressing inequities and disadvantage in and through schooling. This strand welcomes papers concerned with global and current perspectives on persisting and emerging inequities in education and the reciprocal learning and action required to address these inequities. In particular, we welcome papers focused on valuing learning that can be drawn from indigenous perspectives as a way to enhance understanding and shared perspectives.

Connecting Research, Policy and Practice



System and School Improvement

This strand welcomes papers focused on contemporary evidence concerning school and system improvements from a range of localities, sectors and international contexts. This strand encourages research attending to specific cultural, political, social and economic educational contexts, processes and outcomes for local communities, schools and classrooms.

Developing Professional Capital



Measuring Educational Effectiveness