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Special Interest Forums

Special interest forums (SIFs) are an informal option for members to connect and share ideas. SIF members explore a specific topic of education in greater depth. To form a new SIF, two designated team leaders and four other individuals are required.

If you wish to join a SIF or contribute, please email the team leaders below. If you would like to start a new SIF, please email

ACEI Special Interest Forums

Children With Special Needs

This forum focuses on generating increased awareness and understanding, both in the USA and globally, of how to innovate and deliver optimal services to children with disabilities and respond effectively to the challenges of the field.

Early Childhood Education in Korea

This forum encourages networking and collaboration among members interested in the trends, issues and research of South Korea's early childhood education programs.

Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe

This forum brings together knowledge, research, expertise, and policies related to early childhood education, care, development in Europe.This SIF is concerned with early learning and development that takes place in formal contexts (e.g. childcare centers, kindergarten schools, family child care centers, etc). It aims at establishing a European network of experts in the field of ECEC.

Family Literacy

This forum strives to strengthen awareness on the issue of family literacy, to share ideas to collaborate on best practices, and to develop greater community involvement.

Global Training and Technical Assistance

This forum strives to contribute to the development of resources for global training and technical assistance that address program quality in many childhood education settings.

ACEI History and Heritage

This forum strives to preserve the knowledge of ACEI's significant history and heritage for all present and coming new generations by sharing information.

Peace Education

This forum encourages members to connect across differences in culture, nationality, religious beliefs, and disciplines of knowledge and empowers learners with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values necessary to end violence and injustice.


This forum shares ideas about using technologies to enhance the education of all children worldwide and examines new devices or methods of technology to connect educators, students, teachers, and other interested parties.


This forum focuses on current topics designed to expand the skills of persons, particularly school age children, on the ASD continuum. Results of our discussions and the examining of research and practice will support the development of self-advocacy and educational diplomacy models that can be initiated in local as well as international settings.

Internationalization of Higher Education

This forum explores the internationalization of higher education as it relates conceptually and operationally to the emerging concept of education diplomacy. The forum strives to promote the globalization of pedagogy, instructional strategies, and program design.

Children's Rights

The aim of this forum is for members to share ideas about raising educators' awareness of children's rights as well as raising children's awareness of their own rights. The forum will also participate in discussions around knowledge mobilization of child rights issues.

Educating Black Boys and Adolescent Males

This forum will identify and explore trends and realities associated with the social context of education for black males nationally and internationally and discuss and generate effective community-based recommendations, such as curriculum and instruction and social justice for education.