Professional and Cultural Identity in a Changing Socio-political Reality

Maram Masarwi's picture
April 17, 2017
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Childhood and Education, Sociology, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities


International Conference: Professional and Cultural Identity in a Changing Socio-political Reality

17-19 April 2017


Al-Qasemi College, Faculty of Education in Baqa Al Garbiah is arranging and hosting an international conference on the educational identity of teachers and educators in a changing socio-political reality. Teachers and educators create their professional identity through interaction with their environment and with themselves. The professional identity is affected by both the socio-political changes and the willingness to adapt and deal with them.

The professional identity also influences to what extent teachers are satisfied with their role and exceedingly determines their attitude towards socio-political changes and reforms in education. We would like to discuss this interaction at our conference and try to understand how it influences and shapes professional educational performance. We seek to consider the professional identity of educators from around the world and try to examine thoroughly the reciprocation of constructing their professional identity in the changing socio-political reality. 

We invite paper proposals focused on these themes and topics:

  • Educational identity and gender
  • Educational identity in a changing reality
  • Educational identity and reform
  • Immigration and educational cultural identity
  • Socio-political crises and structuring an educational identity
  • Professional educational identity among minorities in times of crisis
  • Curricula and educational content in a changing era
  • Professional identity among minorities in times of crisis

Please send a 250-word abstract and your biography by November 30, 2016. The abstract should include the author’s name, institutional affiliation and the paper’s title in the heading. We also welcome panel proposals with three panelists and a moderator, or alternative formats with pre-circulated papers and discussion. Please note that submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend if accepted. Presenters will be notified in Jan 2017. 

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