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Call for Abstracts

We are now accepting abstracts for PECERA 2020. Below you will find all the information required - including the invitation.

We look forward to receiving your submission.

Invitation to Submit and abstract

Abstract Submission Invitation

Key Abstract Dates




 1st call for paper and poster presentations

30 November 2019   

Notification of acceptances of poster and paper abstracts from the

1st call accepted, if submitted by 10th November

1 December 2019

2nd call for paper and poster presentations

29 February 2020

Closing date for paper and poster abstracts from 2nd call

30 March 2020 

Poster and paper abstracts from 2nd call accepted

Abstract Submission Guidelines

It is a requirement that all submissions include (using template provided - click here for a copy)

Presentation title, not exceeding 130 characters
Author/presenter information (name, institution, title, country, email)
Presenting author must be clearly Identified (underlined on template)
All abstracts must be submitted in English

Abstract, not exceeding 500 words, covering the following areas:

  • Rationale for the study
  • Purpose(s) and research question(s) of the study
  • Brief description of methodology including that used for data analysis
  • Summary of findings, conclusion, and implications (for ongoing research studies – expected outcomes and anticipated contribution of the research)
  • References (not counted as part of 500-word limit)
    Graphics are optional (not part of word count)

The presenting author(s) must register and attend the PERECA Conference 2020. Presenters are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and conference registration fees. Authors may indicate their preferred presentation style on the abstract submission form. The Programme Committee, however, will allocate session types based on review scores for each abstract and the conference programme schedule.


Abstracts for both paper and poster presentations are welcomed in line with our conference theme: Visionary navigators: Advocating for children, families and early childhood education.

We invite abstracts that support advocacy across the following sub-themes:

  • ECEC policy
  • ECEC pedagogy
  • Sustainability for indigenous languages and cultures
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Children’s learning needs and special education
  • Professional practice
  • Teacher professional learning
  • ECEC leadership
  • Advocacy in ECEC
  • Children’s and families’ wellbeing

 You will be asked to submit your abstract under one of the themes above

Submission Types

Choose one of the follow options for each abstract submitted

1          Individual Paper Presentation  15 minutes plus 5 minutes Q&A

Individually submitted papers will be reviewed for scholarly merit and a decision will be made to accept or reject, based on independent ratings in a blind peer-review process.

Accepted papers will be thematically allocated to sessions.  

Individual papers that are highly rated but cannot be accepted for a Paper Session (either because there are not 4 related papers on the topic or the maximum number of paper sessions has been reached) will become Individual Poster Presentations if and only if submitters have indicated that they would like to present the research as a poster if it cannot be presented as an oral paper.

2          Individual Poster Presentation

Posters are individual, free-standing research presentations. They are the appropriate format when material can be explained briefly, is suited for graphic or visual presentation, and/or the presenter would benefit from high levels of interaction and discussion. Details will be provided later as to when / where they will be displayed at the Conference.

Printed posters are to be no larger than A0 size (A0 size is 841mm x 1189mm) with the orientation of the poster must be in PORTRAIT style (vertical).


How to Submit Abstracts

All abstracts must be submitted on the template provided.

Click here for template

Author Notification

Authors will receive an email within a few minutes of submitting an abstract, acknowledging the submission of abstract. If you do not receive this email, please check your spam email folder before contacting

First call for submissions will open in October and close 10th November 2019 (New Zealand time)
First call notifications to authors will be from 30th November 2019.

Second call for submissions will open 1st December 2019 and close 29th February 2010 (New Zealand time).
Second call notifications to authors will be from 30th March 2020.

Review Process

All submissions will be subject to review. Submissions are evaluated according to the following criteria:

a. Significance of the topic:

This can be evaluated from rationale, purpose(s) and research question(s) of the study; and summary of findings (or conclusions) and implication(s)

b. Rigor of study:

This can be evaluated from the description of method including participants, tool or measure, and data analysis.

c. Quality of writing:

This can be evaluated from the overall writing of the proposal in terms of the grammatical errors in English expression and logical presentation.


Please forward all enquiries to the event manager, Lu Budden, or +64 (0) 21 407 158

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