Global Equity Imperative: Can we be WISE enough to change the face of education worldwide?

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A summary of the 10 educational priorities from the World Innovation Summit for Education & a call for action to achieve them.

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Global Equity Imperative: Can we be WISE enough to change the face of education worldwide?

  1. 1. Global Equity Imperative: Can we be WISE enough to change the face of education worldwide? Rob Crawford January 2010
  2. 2. Under the leadership of HH Sheika Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, the Qatar Foundation organized the first World Innovation Summit for Education on November 16-18, 2009
  3. 3. The Doha Summit brought together 1,000 global education leaders seeking common ground & action on challenging educational issues in the 21st century.
  4. 4. These included major issues ranging from the hundreds of millions of people still denied the basic right of education
  5. 5. to questions about how we will educate people for a world in which they will have to be global employees and citizens Photo courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog
  6. 6. There were three strands of themed presentations based on Pluralism, Sustainability and Innovation to promote concrete, systemic educational change
  7. 7. Innovation should be … the force which exerts human energy & guides it wisely for the purpose of expanding human intelligence & creativity HH Sheika Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned Photo courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog
  8. 8. WISE concluded with a declaration of 10 core education priorities
  9. 9. Access to “quality” education
  10. 10. A fully integrated approach
  11. 11. Global citizenship
  12. 12. Education embedded in the local community Photo courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/
  13. 13. Protecting education and educators
  14. 14. ‘WISE pioneers’ to monitor progress Photo courtesy of: http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2009/11/2009111913035210689.html
  15. 15. Innovating new ways to learn
  16. 16. Pursuing sustainable development
  17. 17. A future built on multi-stakeholder partnership Photo courtesy of: http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2009/11/2009111913035210689.html
  18. 18. WISE is an agenda-setting forum defining areas requiring actions across all sectors of education & will seek involvement of appropriate partners
  19. 19. WISE will promote innovative practices, methodologies & partnerships, making best use of modern technology Photo courtesy of :http://www.stanford.edu/~phkim/project/consulting.html
  20. 20. WISE will seek to inform public opinion & put education as a priority on the political, social & economic agenda
  21. 21. Humanity’s best hope lies in access to quality education. We must turn words into deeds. Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani
  22. 22. What priority matters most?
  23. 23. How about I send you a Tweet on that?
  24. 24. Where people think it easier to maintain the status quo & not deal with change
  25. 25. It is not just increasing capacity in the system that will lead to global educational equity & equality
  26. 26. It is the people in the system who possess the capacity to change the system
  27. 27. We must act together to create a world for others that will solve what we have struggled with ourselves www.spy.org.es/upload/actuacion/imagen-35.jpg
  28. 28. Global Equity Imperative: Can we be WISE enough to change the face of education worldwide? Rob Crawford Life Development Institute, 2010 Email: lifedevelopmentinstitute@gmail.com http://lifedevelopmentinstitute.wordpress.com www.lifedevelopmentinstitute.org Get involved with WISE and find a way to contribute in your local community! www.wise-qatar.org *All photos from Microsoft clipart , WISE website, or personal pictures unless otherwise noted

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