Keynote Speaker

Prof. Orhan Agirdag (Ağırdağ)

Topic: “Dealing with cultural diversity in schools: Implications for educational inequality”

Orhan Agirdag (Ağırdağ) is a professor of education at KU Leuven, the University of Amsterdam and a member of the Young Academy of Belgium. Formerly, he was a Fulbright fellow at the UCLA. His research interests include teacher education, early childhood education and multilingualism. He is an author of more than hundred publications that are frequently cited. His research has received multiple awards. Prof. dr. Orhan Agirdag has held grants by NWO, FWO and BOF and supervises several PhDs and postdocs. He is frequently invited to give keynotes speeches and his opinions are regularly featured in the Belgian and Dutch media.

Scientific Committee

  • Dr. Mark Lee, Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Prof. Adem Kilicman, Universiti Putra Malaysia | UPM, Malaysia
  • Lect. Joseph Bawa Yaro, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nasarawa State, Nigeria
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr Anas Hidayat, Islamic University of Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Dr. Muafi S.E., M.Si, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Dr. Kiddinapillai Sanmuganathan, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Hinneh Kusi, University of Education, Winneba, Ghana
  • Prof. Heba Mansour, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • Assoc. Prof. Madona Mikeladze, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Georgia
  • Dr. Chew Fong Peng, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Asst. Prof. Moaz Nagib Gharib, Dhofar University Oman, Oman
  • Dr. Maria Theresa Gonzales, Centro Escolar University, Philippines
  • Professor Robyn Gillies, School of Education, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Dr. Pedro Ribeiro Mucharreira, Assistant Professor, Institute of Education, University of Lisbon, Portugal