2016 Theme: Education Around the World – An International Perspective

As we continue to evolve as a global community, it is clear that the Western idea of education is not the only model. Neither, as may be noted in the wake of No Child Left Behind, is it necessarily the best. IA 2016 will focus on looking at education from different perspectives based on cultural differences, philosophies, and value systems. Whether looking at curriculum or cultural expectations and issues, we will explore education in terms of what students need as well as what teachers need, and look at different models around the world that are shaping education through a variety of approaches.