Philippine Normal University​​
The National Center for Teacher Education
Multicultural Education Hub

The CONSORTIUM OF ASIA-PACIFIC EDUCATION UNIVERSITIES (CAPEU) in coordination with the Philippine Normal University-Mindanao (PNU-Mindanao) invites educators, graduate students and faculty members of the CAPEU and of other countries to present papers and posters to the 3RD CAPEU International Research Conference on Diversity in Education to be held on August 29-31, 2016 at Grand Regal Hotel , Davao City, Philippines.

Call for Papers

This three-day conference aims to gather men and women to contribute to the concept of diversity in education and formulate goals on how this can be applied and implemented in their respective countries.

Papers and posters on any of the following strands are accepted for presentation:

  Strand 2: The Challenges in Globalization

 Strand 1: Understanding the Concept of Globalization

  This strand focuses on theoretical perspectives and conceptualizations of globalization and explores possibilities to both broaden and deepen our understandings of, and views of, identity and patriotism and diversity issues. Researchers will present their papers that situate intercultural and multicultural education policies and practices within multiple layers of global-local contexts whereby discursive practices regarding multicultural and intercultural education are both elaborated and constrained. By constructively challenging and providing new insights into evolving epistemic models for multicultural and intercultural education, this strand hopes to contribute to international collaborative efforts to open up new possibilities for intercultural/multicultural education in a global era.
           Sessions in this strand will discuss the challenges in globalization and hope to introduce innovative, new directions in multicultural education theory and practice that are related to issues like prejudice, discrimination, racism, ASEAN identity & values and global competitiveness. The aim is to highlight the gap between theory and practice.

Strand 3: Diversifying Education

Strand 4: Targets for Academic Diversifying

        This strand focuses on diversifying the learning process within multicultural classrooms, exploring issues of classroom dynamics and models of differentiated learning approaches. It will also highlight concerns like global migration/immigration and effects on education; cultural democracy and biculturalism; and citizenship education.
     Sessions in this strand centers on goals and targets for academic diversifying in different areas for sustainable development; for the protection of the minorities and the persons with disability; and for developing and supporting educators for inclusive excellence, leadership, and change.

Strand 5: Addressing Cultural and Religious Perspectives in Diversity

 Strand 6: Creating New Breeds of Higher Education Institutions through Globalization  

          This strand will focus on certain topics that address issues such as Values Education; Islamic Community; Religion and Belief Issues; LGBT and Sexuality Studies; Generational Education; and Language Diversity. Core questions related to issues such as: What teaching approaches have succeeded across educational contexts in the past and why (or why not)? What are the most effective ways for educators to create conditions in which individuals from diverse religious/cultural backgrounds live together and respect each other?
      This strand refers to studies and/or projects leading to the creation of globally competitive higher education institutions, with emphases on International Student Mobility; Online Education; Academic Preparedness and Strategies; and Accessibility of Education Institutions. The issue of professional teacher development, either through initial or in-service training, can facilitate positive interactions among students from various national, religious, and language backgrounds. Professional development also helps teachers confront their own prejudices and stereotypes that might influence their attitudes and behavior towards students.

Strand 7: Educational Leadership for Multicultural Education

    This strand provides a portal for teaching practitioners, educational leaders and policy-makers to discuss new trends, directions and perspectives in approaching and solving problems brought about by diversity.  Policy researches and topics like conflict resolution and quality assurance are included in this strand.

All abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] and/or [email protected] before June 30, 2016.

Extended until July 30, 2016

For registration, accommodation, and other administrative concerns, please contact:

Associate Dean, Faculty of Teacher Development
Philippine Normal University – Mindanao
The National Center for Teacher Education
Multicultural Education Hub
Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur
Telephone No.: +63(85)343-77-82
Mobile Phone No.: 0947-738-8627
Email Address: [email protected] 
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