International Rating Academy Congress (IRAC4) with the theme of “Village Institutes and New Challenges in Education” was held on May 2 – 3, 2019 in Çanakkale / Turkey. Follow up to the success of this event, we planned the second congress to be held for the honour of the 80th year of the establishment of Village Institutes on April 17-19, 2020. Many academics have already sent their papers in this context. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to realize this congress because of the CORONAVIRUS problem that affects the whole world. This event, which was held at Kültür University on April 17-19, 2020, has been cancelled for this reason mentioned above. However, we have decided to organize this congress online on May 28-29, 2020, taking into account human health and legal conditions in the upcoming period. Therefore, we need to do some arrangements in terms of content in the online congress to be held in the place of the cancelled one. In this sense, the name of our congress has been updated as V. International Rating Academy Congress(IRAC5): CARRYING THE PHILOSOPHY OF VILLAGE INSTITUTES TO THE FUTURE. Our congress will be open to presentations not only in the field of education but also from all fields that will be associated with the philosophy of the village institutes. Note that the village Institutes are not only an education reform, but also a social transformation project and a method of development. In this sense, in addition to education, it covers many fields from economics to architecture, from arts to sociology. Keeping this reality in mind and to overcome the problems with the spirit of the village institutes, we invite you to present a paper in our congress on CARRYING THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE VILLAGE INSTITUTE TO THE FUTURE that we will organize online between May 28-29, 2020.
The language of the congress is English and Turkish. The paper evaluation process will follow the approval of the referees. The papers will be reviewed by at least two members from the Scientific Committee and other independent referees (if needed) by a double-blind reviewer in line with the published criteria and standards. Full text papers will be published as an editorial book with ISBN. In addition, all papers will be published in the internationally indexed Journals after the referee evaluation.
Our congress is open to all areas that can be associated with village institutes and multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies will also be included. We invite all academics, researchers, artists, teachers, non-governmental organizations and students interested in the theme of the congress to submit papers and participate in this information feast.
With our best wishes,
Prof. Dr. Mehmet ŞAHİN & Dr. Mustafa Aydın BAŞAR