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CIES 2017: Problematizing (In) Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education

Calendar icon 05 - 09 March 2017
Educate A Child attended the 2017 CIES Conference 'Problematizing (In) Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education' in Atlanta, Georgia with diverse education stakeholders to discuss challenges and opportunities for marginalized children across the globe.

Educate A Child (EAC) joined colleagues from around the world at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference to discuss one of the most pressing challenges in education: inequality. EAC presented a poster session and two panel discussions on March 6th, 8th and 9th, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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Poster Session: Acting Differently to Make a Difference – Problematizing: Development and Innovation

Monday, March 6

This moderated visual display outlined key principles that have underpinned EAC’s work since inception and reviewed strategies that have achieved significant results, such as focusing on the most marginalized, utilizing a rights-based approach, scaling, and leveraging resources.

Presenter: Sabrina Hervey, Senior Education Specialist, EAC

Acting Differently to Make a Difference - Poster.pdf

Panel Discussion: Out of School Children – Who They Are, Why They’re Excluded, and How They Can Be Reached: Experience from Educate A Child, Qatar

Wednesday, March 8

Based on current experience with 59 projects in 48 countries, this panel discussed the issue of out of school children, the scale of the problem, who the out of school children are, where they are, and the main reasons for their exclusion. Today, there are approximately 61 million children at the primary level who are not is school, despite the global commitment to universal primary education by 2015 as articulated in the Millennium Development Goals.

Chair: Dr Mary Joy Pigozzi, Executive Director, EAC
Presenter: Dr Nicholas Burnett, Results for Development Institute
Presenter: Sabrina Hervey, Senior Education Specialist, EAC
Presenter: Dr Karen Bryner, Director of the Technical Department, EAC

Out of School Children (OOSC): Global Costs and Investment Trends

Challenges and Barriers that Exclude OOSC from Education Systems

Reaching the Hardest to Reach

Panel Discussion: Diversifying Educational Opportunities to Ensure the Inclusion of the Most Marginalized

Thursday, March 9

Inclusion is often presented as highly problematic — a challenge that is difficult to overcome and takes a great deal of time to remedy. This panel acknowledged the challenges of long-term reform, but also presented evidence that models for inclusion are succeeding and provide alternatives to exclusion.

Chair: Dr Mary Joy Pigozzi, Executive Director, EAC
Presenter: Michael Morrissey, Sr. Education Advisor, EAC
Presenter: Dr Caroline Dyer, University of Leeds
Presenter: Barron Segar, U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Diversifying Educational Opportunities to Ensure the Inclusion of the Most Marginalized

Ensuring High Quality Primary Education for Children from Mobile Populations

Education Opportunities for IDPs and Refugees: Self-Learning

Download all EAC resource materials, abstracts and presentations for the CIES Conference

Impact

"Humanity will not overcome the immense challenges we face unless we ensure that children get the quality education that equips them to play their part in the modern world." -- HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Surpassing

12.8 million

enrolment commitments for OOSC

9,099

Scholarships

89.5%

retention rate

395,558

Teachers trained

45,000

schools and classrooms