Educatioanl sciences conference begins in Istanbul
New educational technology, innovative school curriculums and the latest thinking in guidance counseling are among the topics to be discussed by nearly 2,000 people from around the world gathering in Istanbul this week. Educational leadership will be the theme of the third World Conference on Educational Sciences. Organized at the city's Bahcesehir University through Sunday, it is expected to draw more than 1,800 participants from 78 countries. According to Bahcesehir's Adem Karahoca, who organized the conference, expected participation this year is nearly double that of last year. Educational scholars, administrators, counselors, education experts, teachers, graduate students and representatives of civil society organizations will share their knowledge in more than 1,000 presentations during the four-day conference. Participants will be able both to present their work on educational sciences and exchange views and experiences with their colleagues from other countries. Topics will include teaching programs and curriculums, educational technology, school management, guidance counseling and educational philosophy and psychology, as well as planning, measurement and assessment. The conference is organized by Bahcesehir University and Ankara University in Turkey, in cooperation with Near East University in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Its proceedings will be published by the Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal.