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[apeid.higher_education.bgk] 19th UNESCO-APEID International Conference-Effective School Leadership for the 21st Century

19th UNESCO-APEID International Conference

Effective School Leadership for the 21st Century: Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

7-9 November 2018, Bangkok, Thailand


Call for papers


School leaders have an impact on the entire school system. They are expected to lead in achieving the school performance targets, enhance the school's reputation, address a diverse range of administrative and academic concerns, ensure a conducive learning environment, and deal with partners and education authorities. Often serving as the links that connect external development and demands with internal school processes and outcomes, school leaders can be highly stressed and overburdened. With limited resources, they face serious challenges in meeting their school's educational goals.


What does it take to be a successful school leader? How does one prepare for and grow in this role?


Recognizing that school leadership is a priority and school leaders need sustained support to enable them to do their job more effectively, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand, is organizing the 19th UNESCO-APEID International Conference, Effective School Leadership for the 21st Century: Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, to facilitate discussions about school leadership in contributing to the SDGs. Special attention will be given to examples that link theory to practice.


Sub-themes of the Conference


I.         What is School Leadership in the 21st Century?

·     Defining school leadership roles, responsibilities, issues, and trends in a globalized and interconnected world

·     Examining school leadership policies and governance

·     Establishing standards and competency frameworks for school leadership

·     Linking school leadership and educational transformation


II.       Innovative School Leadership Practices

·     Identifying and preparing future school leaders

·     Developing school leadership capacities and skills

·     Investigating different approaches for sharing school leadership

·     Showcasing practical examples of effective school leadership


III.   Strengthening School Leadership and Collaboration

·       Developing indicators, approaches and tools for assessing school leadership

·       Exploring diverse models for strengthening school leadership performance

·       Supporting collaborative research on school leadership

·       Harnessing the use of technology for communication and dialogues on school leadership


Call for papers

The organizers invite papers on the Conference sub-themes. Submit English abstracts, no longer than 200 words, at by 14 September 2018.



Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand



Register online at, or contact UNESCO Bangkok at for further information.



International participant

US$ 350

Early bird*

US$ 250

Full-time student

US$ 150

Resident of Thailand

US$ 150

Group registration**

US$ 250 each

* Payment for Early bird registration must be received by UNESCO Bangkok by 19 October 2018.

** For 5 or more individuals from the same organization/institution.


The Conference fees will cover only the following items:

·         Attendance at all sessions

·         Conference materials

·         Lunches and refreshment breaks

·         Welcome reception



Send a bank draft payable to "UNESCO" at the following address:


UNESCO-APEID International Conference Secretariat

UNESCO Bangkok

920 Sukhumvit Road

Bangkok 10110, Thailand


Important dates

Submission of abstracts                           14 September 2018

Notification of abstract acceptance          28 September 2018

Payment for early bird registration fees   19 October 2018

Payment of registration fees                    2 November 2018



Participants who wish to stay in Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel, the conference venue, should contact the hotel directly. To receive the special rates, please complete the hotel reservation form and send it to the hotel at


For more information, contact:


UNESCO-APEID International Conference Secretariat

UNESCO Bangkok

920 Sukhumvit Road, Prakanong

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel: (66-2) 391 0577

Fax: (66-2) 391 0866





"High-performing principals are not just born, but can be made." - Linda Darling-Hammond


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