Education, Society & Reform Research (EDUSREF-2019) is an International Conference that aims to bridge the knowledge gap, promote social research esteem, and produce democratic information for potential education reforms.

As the other social systems, the education systems from pre-school to higher education face the challenges deriving from social, demographic, economic, technological, political, and the other trends both in local and global level. It seems vital to respond to these challenges in short-term and prepare the reform frameworks in long-term for making and preserving education systems more effective than ever before. At least, one of the ways of this attempt is to enlarge and disseminate what we know about education and society.

Main Theme of the Conference is 
“Questioning of Changes in Education: Looking for Priorities in Education”

Each change or reform initiative in education systems does not produce the expected results. Even, these changes mostly increase the current ball of problems in education systems. Can an education policy or implementation that aims to improve the education quality produce new inequalities or unexpected results? Today also, more than ever, the limited sources entail to draw attention to the essential priorities in education. It is vital to question the changes both today and tomorrow.

Some questions that we should think about may be given as follows:

What are the essential priorities in education?

What kind of changes in education is needless? How are the problems or side effects that appear after the changes in education managed?

What kinds of effects do arise during the changes in the social systems especially in education?

How should the potential changes both today and tomorrow be planned to minimize the social, economic or technological risks? 

In this respect we expect the contributions of social researchers dealing with in the conference topic in the field of education, sociology, psychology, philosophy, management, economics, social anthropology, law, social statistics, etc. No particular methodologies will be preferred and we expect the submissions that reflect the widest range of robust and imaginative research designs.

Within the need for improvement in the current changes in social systems, the conference aims also to help education policy makers with reform choices. The conference therefore welcomes a range of topics including children and families, academic achievement, curriculum development, education technology, creativity and innovation, comparative education, life-long learning, educational administration, education and development, international education, leadership, teacher quality, equity, policies and practices, economics, accountability, autonomy and other issues related to the main theme of the conference

Conference Topics

Paper topics may include, but are  not limited, to the following:

· Educational Policies and Practices
· Trends and Challenges Shaping Education
· Large-Scale Assessments in Education (PISA, TALIS, PIACC etc.)
· Economic Challenges (i.e. BREXIT) and its Reflections on Education Systems
· International Benchmarking /Indicators
· Comparative Studies in education
· Social Transitions & School Culture and Climate
· Socio-Psychological Analyses for Education
· Social Media and its Reflections on Schools
· Migration and Education Studies
· Gender and Education Studies
· Inclusive Education
· School Improvement
· Creativity and Innovation in Education
· Innovative Learning Environments
· Curriculum Critiques
· School Leadership
· Performance Appraisal in Education
· Law of Education
· Professional Development
· Teacher Education
· Developing Higher Education Systems

In order to make the productions of the conference efficient, the authors are expected to answer this question “What are the implications based on the results of study for potential education reforms? “ in the conclusion remarks in their study.


Conference Chair

Mustafa Ozmusul, PhD, Faculty of Education, Harran University, Turkey.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Ali Donmez, Ph.D, Department of Psychology, Cankaya University, Turkey
Ali Eraslan, Ph.D, Faculty of Education, Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey
Andrius Puksas, Ph.D, Social Innovations Doctoral School, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Anita Pipere, Ph.D, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Daugavpils University, Latvia
Banu Akturkoglu, Ph. D, Faculty of Education, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Cheng Yong, PhD, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Chih-Hsiung Tu, Ph.D., College of Education, Northern Arizona University, USA
Eugenia A. Panitsides , Ph.D, Adult Education Policy, Open University of Cyprus
Eugeniu Agapii, Ph.D, The State University of Physical Education &Sport, Republic of Moldova
Fatma Mizikaci, Ph.D, Faculty of Education, Ankara University, Turkey

Filiz Polat, Ph. D, Faculty of Education, Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey
Francesco Pastore, Ph.D, Department of Economics, University of Campania, Italy
Gonul Sakiz, Ph. D., Ataturk Faculty of Education, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey
Ida Cortoni, Ph. D, Department of Communication and Social Research, Sapienze University of Rome, Italy
Ilknur Maya, Ph. D, Faculty of Education, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Inga Gryl, Ph. D, Faculty of Humanities, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Iuliana Barna, Ph.D, Department of General Sciences, Dunarea de Jos University, Romania
Janaina Minelli de Oliveira, Ph.D, Educational Sciences & Psychology, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
Jill Koyama, PhD, College of Education, The University of Arizona, USA
Johanna Annala, Ph. D, Faculty of Education, University of Tampere, Finland
Kazim Azimov, Ph.D. Department of Sociology, Baku State University, Azerbaijan
Luca Pirolo, Ph.D, Faculty of Economics, Luiss University, Italy
Mehmet Demirezen, Ph.D, Department of English Language Education, Ufuk University, Turkey
Milan Matijević, Ph.D, Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mustafa Sahin, Ph. D, Buca Faculty of Education, Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
Mustafa Zulkuf Altan, Ph.D, Department of Foreign Languages Education, Erciyes University, Turkey
Nihal Kuyumcu, Ph. D, Hasan Ali Yucel Faculty of Education, Istanbul University, Turkey
Sarka Hoskova-Mayerova, Ph. D, Department of Mathematics & Physics, University of Defence, Czech Republic
Ulas Sunata, Ph. D, Center of Migration and Urban Studies, Bahcesehir University, Turkey
Vafa Kazdal, Ph.D, School of Education, ADA University, Azerbaijan

Keynote Speakers

Mehmet Demirezen, Ph.D,
Chairman of
English Language Education  Department 
Ufuk University

Fatma Mızıkacı, Ph.D,
Associate Professor
Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction
Faculty of Educational Sciences
Ankara University


Previous Conference (2018)

Previous Conference (2018)



Before 22 May 2019

Conference registration*:      75 Euro            

After 22 May 2019

Conference registration*:      100 Euro             

*A Concessionary fee for those who are doctoral students that do not work in an institution may be available within limited capacity.

Information about how to pay the conference fee will be sent to authors of accepted submissions. The confirmation/receipt will be sent to e-mail of those who made payment. 

Included in one registration fee
Admission to the full conference programme, presentation of paper (max two papers), certificate of participation, conference publication services, coffee breaks and lunch breaks.

One registration fee covers maximum two presentation that will be presented at the conference.

At least one author of the paper of multiple authors must attend the conference to present the paper.

In a paper with more than one author, all the authors attending the conference must complete their registration individually.

Given the nature and scale of the conference, only authors of accepted proposals will be able to register as participants.

When you make your payment please scan your payment receipt or send electronic confirmation to edusref@outlook.com  and also do not forget to write paper ID no

Refund is only possible till 20 days before from the conference starting date, and you will get your refund after one week later from the conference finishing date.

Payment Details  

The details will be announced later when the submission is accepted for conference.


Participants are responsible for their own hotel accommodation, and the accomodation is not included to the conference fee.

The conference venue hotel- Crowne Plaza Ankara will apply discounted accomodation rates within the limited capacity on 28 and 29 June 2018.

Indicating the promotion code of “EDUSREF 2019”, the participants can demand hotel reservation via the contacts of Crowne Plaza Ankara as follow:
e-mail reservation@cpankara.com.tr

Telephone +90 312 303 00 00


Conference Proceedings 

The accepted submissions with abstacts/fulltexts  will be published with the title of "EDUSREF 2019 Conference Proceedings". The submissions will be uploaded to the conference website so they can be read by participants in advance of the conference itself in order to maximize discussion time. 

The proceedings will be  assigned ISBN and archived on https://archive.org/. 

It will also be sent to: 
ERIC (eric.ed.gov) for indexing.
CEEOL(Central and Eastern European Online Library, Germany)
Richland Library
Google Scholar

The APA 6 style should be preferred. The guide prepared by Skipper (2011) is useful for the potential authors who would write a book chapter.

Skipper, T. L. (2011). Writing an effective book chapter. Retrieved from http://sc.edu/fye/publications/pdf/Chapter%20Drafting%20Guidelines_2012.pdf


Conference secreteriat

Mustafa Ozmusul
Harran University
Conference Chair of EDUSREF

Paper Submission

The submission of abstracts must be written in English, be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference, and also have details, at minimum.  A paper presents ongoing or completed research and is presented in a paper session consisting of oral presentations and a discussion of papers. Before to submit your proposal into the conference management service please make sure that it covers the question/s driving the research to be reported; the theoretical and methodological perspectives taken; the data or evidence upon which the paper’s argument is founded; and any implications and/or reflections.

Duration of each paper presentation is maximum 15-20 minutes including presentations and questions. Presenters are encouraged to bring full papers to the session. In order to gain time, the presentations should be on a flash drive and loaded onto the lectern laptop prior to the starting of the session. If you have any other audio-visual needs please indicate what they are now and we will try to accommodate them.

Poster Submission: The abstract proposal of poster should illustrate the research methods and outcomes with anacademic focus. Posters must be prepared for the Conference in A0 portrait (84.1 cm wide ×118.9 cm high).

Peer review: Both the abstracts submitted for oral and poster presentations will be selected through based on peer-review process by conference submission system.

Education Reform: In order to make the productions of the conference efficient, the authors are expected to answer this question “What are the implications based on the results of study for potential education reforms? “ in the conclusion remarks in their study.

Important notice: To make this small conference efficient, when the capacity of two day programme ends, the abstract submission system can be closed before the deadline comes.