Oxford Education Research Symposium

Suggested Topics

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The comprehensive objective of the Symposium suggests the following range of areas of research which may be considered for presentations. Within the scope of these topics, there are other more nuanced research subjects which may bear investigation. The listing is not intended to be exhaustive and is not conceived as placing constraints on the substance or type of research that may be presented at the Symposium.

Assessment and Evaluation Secondary Instruction
Effects of Standards Secondary STEM Learning
Evaluating Effective Schools School Improvement
Student Assessments Essential Curriculum
Classroom/School Assessments Deterrents to Learning
  School Improvement
Elementary Instruction Transition to College
Health and the Child  
Elementary STEM Learning Early Childhood
Reading Progress Reading Preparation
Improving Learning Early Literacy
Mathematics Assessment Writing a Language
Early Science Assessment Speech Intelligibility
  At-Risk Children
Gender Equity Technology and the Young Child
Gender Discrimination Early Childhood Pedagogy
Economics of Sex  
Glass Ceilings Language Arts and Literacy
Sex and Religion Bilingualism
Gender Separation Multilingualism
Equal Orientation English as a Second Language
  Music Education
Special Education Humanities
Manifestation of Disability  
Parental Involvement Pedagogy
Least Restrictive Environment Science of Teaching
Regression Recoupment High-Quality Teaching
Related Services Teacher Mentoring
  In-Service Techniques
Foundations Instructional Methods
Forms of Knowledge Post-Secondary Education
Diversity Cost
Social Justice Accreditation
Racial Equality Workforce development
  Community Colleges
Government Funding of Religion  
Vouchers Counselling and Psychology
Catholic Schools School Psychology
Muslim Schools Human Development
Clerical Schools Development of Adolescents
Evangelical Schools Motivation
Politics and Education Social-Emotional Competence
Democratic governance Studies Cognition
Community Power Meta-Cognition
Teacher Unionism and Collective Bargaining  
Testing and Standards-Based Accountability Society and Education
Politics of Policymaking Politics of Education
Curriculum Politics Economic Disadvantages
Desegregation and the Pursuit of Equal Opportunity Immigration Studies
Political Cultures and Public Values Ethnic Studies
Globalization, International and Comparative Politics Education Law
Judicial and Legal Politics  
Urban Politics and Mayoral Control School Governance
Market Politics Rationalising Universal Education
Family Choice Reconsidered Teacher Unions
Research and Knowledge Utilization Governance Accountability
Federalism and the Centralization of Control Charter Schools
Linking Schools to Other Social Services Health and Drugs
For-Profit Higher Education Instructional Methods
Student debt debacle in the US Online Education
  Internet Applications
Higher Education Systems & University Management Multimedia
Population Trends Distance Education
Governing Boards Instructional Design
  Emerging Technologies
Education Finance Policy and Law
Tax Credits and Vouchers Teaching and Learning
Financing Technology  
Principal Gift and Planned Giving Foundations  
Funding Universal Access to Higher Education  
Pandemic Cost Challenges  
Public and Private Costs and Benefits  
Performance Funding  

IInternational Education Costs

Human Capital Theory

Important Dates:

15-17 July 2024

Abstract Submission: 24 June

Regular Registration: 24 June

Late Registration: 1 July

Some participants from the summer 2019 symposium
Some participants from the summer 2018 symposium
Some participants from the summer 2017 symposium at St Johns College, Oxford University
St John's College - venue of Summer 2017 Symposium
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