Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI)

In 2013, for the first time, a Latin America country will host the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI), offering a unique opportunity for participants to learn about current trends in the fields and to join with the international academic community. The 26th ICSEI congress will be organized by Fundación Chile’s Centre for Innovation in Education, in collaboration with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
The event’s central topic will be Educational Systems for School Effectiveness and Improvement: Exploring the Alternatives. Five hundred education policy builders, school efficiency and improvement strategy specialists, school leaders, principals, and researchers are expected to attend, sharing an interest in contributing to this knowledge environment and sharing their experiences. The programme will include the participation of keynote speakers from around the world, as well as an additional 200 presentations or so, a symposium and poster sessions.

Atilio Pizarro, Section Chief for Planning, Management, Monitoring, and Evaluation at OREALC/UNESCO Santiago, has said that “From the Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of the Quality of Education (LLECE), we are working towards a joint participation in this conference alongside UNICEF, as this event is not only a unique opportunity for the exchange and generation of networks, but also a chance to disseminate the technical knowledge generated through actions taken jointly by these two institutions, on barriers and divides that arise from the characteristics of the student that can stand in the way of educational achievement”.

The congress will be supported by the Chilean Ministry of Education, OREALC/UNESCO Santiago, Fundación Minera Escondida, and El Mercurio.
Key dates:
Proposal submissions: until 6 August 2012
Results of proposal submissions: 29 September 2012
Inscriptions open: until 3 December 2012


Type of Event Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Start 03.01.2013 08:00 local time
End 06.01.2013 17:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Pizarro, Atilio
Organizer Fundación Chile-University of Toronto
Country Chile
City Santiago de Chile
Venue Sheraton hotel
Street Sheraton hotel, Santiago
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Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 300
Official Website Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement
Link 1 UNESCO Office Santiago - Quality of Education Assessment
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