Hyatt Regency, Level -1, Pacific D, San Francisco, USA.
During its “Development Decade” of the 1960s, the UN advocated education as a driver of economic growth. But, over the past fifty years, questions have been asked with increasing urgency about what kind of development is promulgated through literacy, skills training, and formal schooling. What is the longer term cost of an education that promises – and sometimes delivers – productivity, industrialization, modernity and consumption? Who pays this price? What are the larger costs? And with what ultimate consequence for the planet? Such questions prompt the theme of the 63rd annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society: Education for Sustainability.
This panel is hosted by the the Impact Initiative and will involve a mix of policy-makers and researchers, and include examples of how they can work together to translate evidence into policy and practice.
The panel includes:
Sue Grant-Lewis, Director IIEP-UNESCO (discussant)
Jessica Atkinson, Education Advisor, DFID Education and Research Team
Erin Murphy-Graham, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley
Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, Deputy Director: Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, Department of Basic Education, South Africa.
The panellists will present evidence from:
- The Department for International Development
- Succeeding against the odds: understanding resilience and exceptionalism in high-functioning township and rural primary schools in South Africa
- Examining effective teaching in rural Honduran secondary schools
The purpose of the panel is to draw on experience of researchers and policy actors associated with the Raising Learning Outcomes programme, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and Department for International Development, to explore the role of evidence in informing policy and practice. This session will give participants an awareness of the challenges facing both researchers and policy makers in promoting evidence-based policy and practice and provide them with clear examples of how to translate evidence into education policies in low-resource settings.
The panel comprises three presentations of papers (10 minutes each), followed by comments by a discussant (5- 10 minutes), allowing sufficient time for discussion.
The session will be based on research funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Department for International Development (DFID). It is organised as part of the Compariatve and International Education for Sustainability (CIES) conference held in San Francisco from April 14-18 2019.
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