My time- schedule at CIES 26/02/10 Friday 4.30-7.30pm Volunteering at the registration 27/02/10 Saturday 4.30-7.30pm Volunteering at the registration 28/02/10 Sunday 7.30-9.30 Opening Reception Sponsored by Michigan State University and the Academy for Educational Development 1/03/10 Monday 10.00-11.30 Panel discussion : A Day in School: How Much Opportunity to Learn Do Schools Provide? 1.30-3.00pm Panel discussion : Education for Development: Gender Equality and Social Movements 4.30-7.30pmVolunteering at the registration 7.30-9.30pm Reception http://cies2010.msu.edu/
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Comparative and International Education Society, US http://cies2010.msu.edu/ March 1-5,2010, Chicago, Illinois
A Day in School: How Much Opportunity to Learn Do Schools Provide?
The project was sponsored by AED, USAID, and “Save the Children”. Duration is: four months. Observation of school effectiveness by several factors in different schools.
The main observations are that less then half of school days used not effectively at schools , because the reasons of teacher’s and student’s absence, content of the lessons, and participation of kids in different activities instead of studying.
(Presenters: Joseph DeStefano , Audrey M Schuh Moore , Elizabeth Adelman )
My time- schedule at CIES 2/03/10 Tuesday 8.00-9.30 Panel discussion : School Governance and Citizenship Education 10.00-11.30 Invited Lecture on "Reimagining Teacher Education“ 12.00-1.15 Panel discussion: Education For Human Rights and Social Justice 1.30-4.30pmVolunteering at the registration 7.30-9.30pm Reception Sponsored by International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and Educational Testing Service (ETS) 3/03/10 Wednesday 8.00-9.30 Panel discussion : European Integration: Effects on Education 10.00-11.30 Invited Presidential Panel - Global Higher Education Futures: The UNESCO Trend Report 12.00-13.15 School Based Management: Evidence on its Effects and Challenges for Evaluation 2.30-5.30pmVolunteering at the registration 7.30-9.30pm Reception http://cies2010.msu.edu/
Dr. Zeichner discussed the efficacy of different options available around the world for preparing qualified teachers for everyone's children.
He talked about such issues as the consequences of relying on different forms of college and university-based preparation, on the job initial preparation, and initial teacher education through distance learning.
He discussed what is known from research in different parts of the world about the characteristics of good initial teacher preparation programs.
Presenter: Kenneth M Zeichner (Univ of Wisconsin - Madison)
This panel presented a fundamental reassessment of the right to education and analysis of key rights instruments.
The field of comparative education, defined by its interdisciplinary and comparative characteristics, offered tools to construct effective eco-pedagogy practice and research.
Panel discussed that Holocaust education in secondary school social science textbooks around the world since 1970, using data coded from 465 textbooks from 69 countries. It finds that books and countries more connected to world society and with an accompanying emphasis on human rights, diversity in society and a depiction of international, rather than national, society are more likely to discuss the Holocaust.
Presenters:Tristan McCowan (Institute of Education, London), Greg W Misiaszek (University of California - Los Angeles), Susan Garnett Russell (Stanford University)
This panel discussion was focused on : two major issues concerning between the European integration and the national higher education policies/instruments and their impact at the institutional and individual levels;
analysis examines Lithuanian education policies for tolerance in a global context.
the processes of change to show how nationalism and globalization, in the case of Moldovan education, are interdependent.
Presenters: Nino Kopaleishvili (Teachers College, Columbia University; National Education Accreditation Center, Georgia), Carla Galego PhD, Christine Beresniova (Indiana University School of Education), Nils Kauffman (Michigan State University)
Invited Presidential Panel - Global Higher Education Futures: The UNESCO Trend Report
This panel reflected on some of the key themes identified in the trend report as central to the future of higher education. Among these were: • The impact of globalization and internationalization • Access and equity • Financing • Quality assurance and accountability • The role of technology • The student experience, including teaching and learning • Research and the role of the research university and others.
Presenters: Phillip G Altbach (Boston College), Nelly Stromquist (University of Maryland), Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela (Michigan State University), David P Baker (Pennsylvania State University)
School Based Management: Evidence on its Effects and Challenges for Evaluation
This panel reviewed the evidence behind school based management initiatives around the world. The questions the panel addressed were the following: Does SBM improve education quality ? What are the kinds of changes that SBM reforms introduce at the school and district level that could explain improvement in education quality or lack thereof? What is the quantitative impact of one recent SBM reform, and what are the challenges for conducting impact evaluations of SBM reforms.
Through participative decision making and autonomy, schools under SBM are expected to be more efficient in the use of resources and more respondent to local needs. And by involving parents in school affairs and in monitoring and evaluating school personnel, SBM reforms can lead to more transparency, higher accountability and an increased focus on improving educational quality.
Presenters: Felipe Barrera (The World Bank), Jennifer O'Donoghue , Raul Abreu (Fundacion IDEA (Mexico)), Lucrecia Santibanez (Fundacion IDEA)
My time- schedule at CIES 4/03/10 Thursday 8.00-9.30 School Reform in Fragile Contexts 10.00-11.30 Invited Symposium - Transnational Epistemic and Policy Communities: Institutional, Historical, Philosophical and Methodological Concerns 12.00-13.15 Technology in the Classroom, ICT and Learning 1.30-2.30pm ICTs as a Response to Local Needs 2.30-5.30pm Volunteering at the registration 8.30-11.00pm Gala Dinner 5/03/10 Friday 7.30-10.30 Volunteering at the registration http://cies2010.msu.edu/
This panel was focused on discussion about opportunities for change appeared in post-war Liberia and Timor.
Education played a critical role in establishing legitimacy and competence of government, rebuilding social trust, and providing hope for the future.
An increased focus on rural teacher recruitment and training and a unique practicum-based curriculum of core academic subjects and contextualized vocational employment will improve the quality, relevance and external efficiency of schools in Timor to benefit reconstruction, alleviate poverty and promote a cohesive civic identity.
This study explores civic education in classroom of a school Liberia. During over a decade of conflict, teachers and students were displaced both internally and across national borders. This study uses textbook analysis, teacher interviews, and classroom observation to detail the intended and implemented civics curriculum for a teacher and students rebuilding their lives in economic uncertainty.
Presenters: James H Williams (George Washington University), Cole S Farnum (Harvard University), Laura Quaynor (Emory University)
Invited Symposium - Transnational Epistemic and Policy Communities: Institutional, Historical, Philosophical and Methodological Concerns .
The aim of this plenary was to engage in a dialogue among and with scholars who each bring unique methods and perspectives to their research. The approaches of the scholars on this panel were to emerge from different epistemic and policy communities, and from qualitative, quantitative, institutional, historical and philosophical traditions.
Presenters: David P Baker (Pennsylvania State University), David Post (Pennsylvania State University), Robert Floden (Michigan State University), William K Cummings (George Washington University), Maria Teresa Tatto (Michigan State University), Mark Wilson (University of California, Berkeley), David Phillips (Oxford University & Editor of Research in Comparative and International Education (RCIE))
The study investigates a public, primary school located in rural, Southwest United Kingdom. The primary school is considered the British model of what the technologically advanced classroom of the future will look like at the primary or elementary level. The data collected in this study provides a model for how technology can be integrated into elementary schools.
This study focuses on secondary school teachers from developing countries who are participants in a semester-long study program at US universities. Specifically, the study analyzes their experience in the technology course and the impact of the training on their first academic year of teaching upon return to their home countries.
Presenters: Erik Byker (Michigan State University), Amy Garrett Dikkers (University of Minnesota)
This discussion lead us to look at ICT in education initiatives and their impact on the environment. This discussion of how individuals involved in innovating education through promoting ICT for education in order to minimize the negative impact of the equipment when it is no longer useable
The presentation proposed intervention to be carried out in the summer 2010 with a goal to seek the most effective ways of using various ICTs methods to provide lifelong learning in a form of non-formal education modules for the marginalized population, especially among rural women in Vietnam.
Presenters: Sarah Lucas Pouezevara (RTI), Thuy Tranviet (Cornell University)
I have learned as a volunteer at the conference how to communicate with adults and work in a Team;
As a participant I could analyzed the analysis of different researches and studies during the sessions (of my interest) in School Improvement plan; School governance; Civic Education; Development in the post-Soviet countries; The role of ICT at the classroom; Effectiveness of the school and the role of Education; Activism of woman; The role of community for school; The quality of school; Access to the school and equity; Time and opportunities at school; School reform and innovations at school; Access to Higher Education.
I can use this knowledge in my future researches and analysis of situation in my country.