VCEL 2012 : Virtual Colloquium on Educational Leadership
Call For Papers
E D U C A T I O N A L L E A D E R S H I P
The ancient intellectual Herodotus once averred that nothing is permanent in this world except change. In today’s globalization process, various institutions are confronted with unavoidable transformations being characterized with interconnectivity, homogeneity and conformity affecting the way people conducts their own affairs. In the academe, change is marked with globally-standardized curricular innovations, high-end technological optimization and personnel virtual interactions.
Educational leaders are continually challenged to adopt new ways of managing their institutions that adhered to financial sustainability and an increasing administrative concession in view of the latest trend in personnel structure which makes it convenient, through multimedia, for everyone to know about and participate in the undertakings of the organization.
Educational leadership has the ultimate aim of raising the level of quality learning resulting to higher academic achievement among students while ensuring that administrators remain steadfast and committed in achieving the vision and mission of their institutions through constant monitoring, planning, implementation and evaluation of policies and practices.
Indeed, it became a necessity that educational leaders must have the proper information and guidance from peers, teachers and students for them to be accountable and be able to optimize the power and authority of their office. Thus, a multifaceted forum that bears various points of view and concepts on educational leadership is not only relevant but very helpful to make school administrators become effective and efficient in their work.
T H E C O N F E R E N C E
The Virtual Colloquium on Educational Leadership (VCEL) is an international conference sponsored by the World Research Council (WRC) which provides the opportunity to academics, researchers, educational managers and scholars to share and exchange novel concepts and practical knowledge on leading a learning institution amidst local and global challenges.
The theme of VCEL 2012 is “Exploring the latest approaches and strategies in educational leadership within the framework of institutional sustainability and excellence.” Topics of interest include but not limited to:
Historical development of the field educational leadership
The teaching role vis-à-vis administrative function of leaders
Factors for an effective and efficient school management
Comparative educational leadership across the world
Political pressure in school administration
Indigenous approaches and strategies of leading a globalized school
The art and science of educational leadership
Traits and characteristics of an educational manager
Optimizing Web 2.0 in school administration
Curricular and pedagogical leadership
Relevance of traditional style of educational leadership
The VCEL 2012 will be a chance to forge new friendship with fellow intellectuals and establish networking with educational institutions around the world.
C A L L F O R P A P E R S
Abstracts on a variety of topics and issues that touch on the aforecited areas may be submitted to the VCEL Secretariat at email@example.com. Likewise, any research article that is not directly related to these topics but deemed important and relevant to educational leadership is also welcome and highly encouraged. Prospective participants may submit more than one abstract. However, the VCEL Executive Committee reserves the right to select the abstract/s that will be presented and/or published.
Submission of abstract/s is until October 12, 2012 at 11:59pm PHT (GMT +8). An Acknowledgment Receipt and Notice of Approval will be sent to your registered e-mail address within five days of abstract submission. If you do not receive a reply within this time frame, please inform the VCEL Secretariat. The final manuscript and full paper is required to be with the conference organizer by October 26, 2012.
Qualified authors will be registered automatically in the VCEL proceedings. In adherence to the open access policy, the colloquium organizer does not charge any registration fee from resource persons and participants.
Manuscripts should include a clearly defined research question, present a theoretical or conceptual framework, employ appropriate research methods, and contribute knowledge to the field of educational leadership. Considering that accepted papers will be published in the IJEL, proper format and writing style should be observed based on accepted international standards.
Materials suitable for publication include literature reviews, theoretical works, thought pieces, book reviews, research summaries, and other short work. Online content is approximately five-to-ten pages in length—though pieces of all lengths will be considered. All submitted full paper will be subjected to a rigorous double-blind peer review process to ensure the scholastic quality of VCEL researches. The published papers will be indexed in major indexing and citation databases.
V C E L 2 0 1 2 P R O C E E D I N G S
The VCEL will be a fully cybernetic activity that would enable resource persons and participants to interact using Web 2.0 technologies, without the burden of paying exorbitant costs in a physical forum. Being first of its kind, this process is copyrighted with a pending patent application. It involves the consolidation of submitted papers into a suitable media using Web technologies. It will be distributed as an entire package to registered participants.
Comments, feedbacks and queries of readers on a certain article will be collated and given back to the author for appropriate action. The output from these virtual interactions will become the points of reference for paper enhancement and its subsequent studies. Only when this procedure is satisfactorily complied with that said paper will be published in the IJEL.
O P E N A C C E S S A N D C O P Y R I G H T P O L I C Y
By submitting your paper to the VCEL 2012, you are granting permission to the World Research Council to publish your abstract and full paper in hard copy and electronic form and to place them in the public domain on the IJEL website.
The IJEL Editorial Board reserves the right to publish the manuscript in any issue that it may deem proper according to relevance in topic and compliance with the established classification system of this journal.
The IJEL is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content.
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