Call For Papers


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 more 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 and policy implementation.

In addition, this year the conference will accept proposals from teachers and administrators who wish to share their research (i.e., action research) and/or application of such in relationship to the conference theme.

With the theme of the conference being Educational Planning for The Global Village.

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 and policy implementation.  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 education at all levels of the instructional spectrum.  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 and policy implementations (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 provide suggestions/comments for use in writing the paper for presentation and/publication.
  • Poster Session: An opportunity for graduate students and practicing teachers to present research (including action research) through a series of posters that may include drawings, photographs, charts, graphs, and textual data relating to a theme and/or strand of the conference.


The proposal should comprise (1) a cover page and (2) a 250-500-word description.

  • Cover Page, includes: Title of presentation, type of session proposed (thematic paper roundtable/panel discussion, symposium thematic session, working paper session), and session organizer (name, title, institution mailing address, telephone, fax number, e-mail address, and additional presenters name, title, and institution)
  • Description of Presentation (250-500 words), includes:Title of proposal, objectives for the session, summary of substantive content of the proposal, plans for participants’ involvement, and audio-visual equipment to be used in the presentation.  (Please specify: flip chart, overhead projector, slide projector, and/or 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: Dr. Angel Ford, via email and attachment:

A double blind, peer review process will be used to select proposals to be presented at the conference. Proposals sent electronically should be in Microsoft Word as an attachment to the email message. The following are important dates and deadlines regarding submission of proposals and conference registration:

  • This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it February 1, 2018: Submission of proposals will begin. Please note: to facilitate travel plans, interested parties are encouraged to submit proposals as early as possible.  The review committee will respond within two (2) weeks of submission with a decision.
  • August 15, 2018: Deadline for submission of proposals.
  • September 1, 2018: Final notification of all session organizers and authors via email. 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.
  • September 1, 2018: The full registration fee must be received by the International Society for Educational Planning (ISEP) no later than September 1, 2018 for the presentation and the presenter to be listed on the official 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.
  • Important: In the past, presenters have been asked to bring up 30-50 copies of their papers. The conference chairs would like to encourage participants to bring an electronic copy (flash drive, etc.) to the conference, at which time papers will be uploaded to the ISEP conference site.
  • Proposals submitted after the deadline cannot be guaranteed consideration. In addition, to be considered for inclusions in the program, all proposals must be complete and conform to submission guidelines.