On February 11, 2017 America House, Kiev hosted the First International UERA Conference «Empirical Research for Reforming Education in Ukraine» organized in the partnership of the Ukrainian Educational Researchers Association (UERA), the Institute of Pedagogy of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University and Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University. The conference was aimed at emphasizing the role of evidence-based educational research, as well as at raising researcher’s competence and developing strategies for enhancing educational reforms in Ukraine.
The UERA Conference (currently it has 130 members from all Ukrainian regions and outside Ukraine) was held within the grant project for of American educational programmes alumni “Enhancing Reforms in Ukrainian Higher Education” which has been implemented by the Association with support of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and was open and free for the researchers in the field of education.
The Conference was held in the form of two plenary meetings and three discussion panels and was moderated by UERA President, Prof. Svitlana Schudlo (the Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University, Drohobych) and UERS Vice-President Prof. Oksana Zabolotna.
The conference was opened by Christi Anne Hofland, Director of America House Kiev, Inna Zdor, manager of the Public Affairs Section of American Embassy. The participants were greeted by Professor Theo Wubbels, President of the European Educational Research Association (EERA), Utrecht University, the Netherlands, Professor Svitlana Schudlo, President of the Ukrainian Educational Research Association, Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University, Ukraine, Professor Joanna Madalińska-Michalak, University of Warsaw, President of Polish Educational Research Association, and Professor Oleg Topuzov, Director of the Institute of Pedagogy of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine.
The conference programme is available at http://uera.org.ua/sites/default/files/2017-02/UERA%20Conference%20Program.pdf
The conference abstract selection is available at http://uera.org.ua/sites/default/files/2017-02/UERA%20Conference%20Abstract%20Selection.pdf
The photos from the conference are available at https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B_KpzDZaoE32cXJpQVRrSHQzMk0
Comments from participants: "A wonderful event in America House. UERA International Conference is the time for learning something new and reflecting on our experience, making new and meeting old friends. Thanks to America House for hosting teachers, researchers and other interested in education people!" (Oksana Chugai, KPU)