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CIES 2018: Re-mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue


The Equity Initiative will be presenting a series of over a thirteen panels at the 2018 CIES conference in Mexico City. You can find the details of each panel below. And be sure to stop by the Equity Initiative booth to lean more about the Initiative's work and how you can be involved.

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Monday, March 26

8:00 - 9:30am

The Equity Initiative: Prioritizing Disabilities – Sharpening Focus on Inclusive Education Policy and Practice

Presentations:
• Disability-responsive inclusive education policy and systems mapping
Stephen Luke, FHI 360
• Applications of Inclusive Development Principles for Inclusive Education
Christopher Johnstone, University of Minnesota
• The Disability-Inclusive Education in Africa Program Trust Fund
Koli Banik, USAID
Discussant: Rebecca Rhodes

11:30am - 1:00pm

The Equity Initiative: Equity in the Social-Emotional Learning in the Wake of Adversity and Crisis

Presentations:
• Adversity as a dimension of equity: Pitfalls and practice
Jonathan Seiden, Save the Children
• The intersection of violence and SEL competencies: Implications for equity
Elizabeth Randolph, RTI International
• A Structured Approach to Equity Analysis of SEL outcomes: Evidence from IRS’s 3EA in Niger
Silvia Díazgranados Ferrans, International Rescue Committee
Chair: Paul Frisoli, FHI 360
Discussant: Dana Burde, New York University

1:15 - 2:45pm

The Equity Initiative: Innovations and Challenges in Using Functionality Screenings with Children

Presentations:
• Measuring Disability Prevalence in Rwanda using the Washington Group Short Set of Questions
Christine Jonason, Save the Children
• Generating data on disability prevalence through school-based surveys: Lessons learned
Carina Omoeva, FHI 360
• Disability Screenings: Examining discrepancies in global prevalence rates from a critical perspective
Evan Johnston, NYU
Chair: Eric Eversmann, Save the Children
Discussant: Carmen Strigel, RTI International

Tuesday, March 27

11:30am - 1:00pm

The Equity Initiative: Creating an Environment for Gender Equity

Presentations:
• Exploring gender attitudes and learning in Sierra Leone
Jane Leer, Save the Children
• Gender Attitudes and Beliefs: Students, Parents, School Staff
Elizabeth Randolph, RTI
• The relationship between the presence of female teachers and girls’ enrolment and retention in northern Nigeria: A mixed-methods study
Anne Smiley, FHI 360
Chair: Andrea Bertone, FHI 360
Discussant: Yolande Miller-Grandvaux, USAID / E3 / Office of Education

3:00 - 4:30pm

Accelerated Education: Building the Evidence Base

Presentations:
• Accelerated education policy development: the case of Liberia
Brenda Bell, Education Development Center
• Accelerated Education Program in Kakuma Refugee Camp: Teachers’ Perception of Students’ Motivation and Learning
Jihae Cha, Teachers College
• Speed School as a model for accelerated education: Emerging evidence
Jessica Lowden, Geneva Global Inc
• The Education Equity Research Initiative: Evidence on equitable access to accelerated education in DRC
Anne Smiley, FHI 360
Chair: Ash Hartwell, ECCN-USAID
Discussant: Dana Burde, New York University

5:00 -6:30pm

The Equity Initiative: Traveling the Road of Expanding Access to Quality Pre-Primary Education Opportunities: Towards a Competent and Efficient Sub-sector

Presentations:
• Accelerating Access to Pre-Primary Education: Towards Competent Early Childhood Education Systems
Ivelina Borisova, Hsiao Chen Lin, UNICEF
• Governance and Decentralization of Early Childhood Education Services in Four Countries of the Europe and Central Asia Region
Angelica Ponguta, Yale University
• Promoting and sustaining a quality pre-primary workforce
Michelle Neuman, R4D
Chair: Katherine Anne Merseth, RTI International
Discussant: Rachel Hinton, DFID

Wednesday, March 28

1:15 - 2:45pm

The Equity Initiative: Advancing Equity at the Classroom Level

Presentations:
• Equitable Teaching for Young Children in Central Mexico
Bryant Jensen, Brigham Young University
• Impacts of Teacher Quality on Student Learning
Wael Moussa, FHI 360
• Learning barriers and teacher strategies for struggling students: A case study of the Guatemala USDA IDEA project
Clara Pava, Save the Children
Chair: Eric Eversmann, Save the Children
Discussant: Benjamin Piper, RTI International

3:00 - 4:30pm

The Equity Initiative: Gathering and Utilizing Data on Children with Disabilities in Education

Presentations:
• Identifying children with disabilities: Approaches to functionality screenings in schools
Rachel Hatch, FHI 360
• Experience Conducting EGRAs with Children with Disabilities
Kristina Solum, STS International
• Education and disability: Analysis of data from 49 countries
Friedrich Huebler, UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Chair: Rachel Hatch, FHI 360
Discussant: Nafisa Baboo, Light for the World

5:00 -6:30pm

The Equity Initiative: Data and Evidence to Address the Learning Crisis

Presentations:
• Reaching minimum proficiency in reading and math by 2030: Can we get on track?
Friedrich Huebler, Silvia Montoya, UNESCO Institute for Statistics
• Equity and quality in Latin America: A deeper look
Javier González, SUMMA
• The Conundrum of Learning Norms: Towards a Learning Gini Index
Dan Wagner, UPENN
• World Development Report 2018: Learning to realize education’s promise
Rafael de Hoyos, Deon Filmer, World Bank
Chair: Carina Omoeva, FHI 360
Discussant: Aaron Benavot, State University of New York at Albany / UNESCO

Thursday, March 29

8:00 - 9:30am

Conflict Sensitive Education Series - Measuring Progress Appropriately: Indicators for Safe Learning Environments, Conflict Sensitivity, Access and Retention, and Program Adaptation

Presentations:
• Selecting and using project-level education equity indicators for access and retention
Fernanda Soares, FHI 360
• Measuring Progress Appropriately: Indicators for Safe Learning Environments, Conflict Sensitivity, Access and Retention, and Program Adaptation
Gwendolyn K. Heaner, ECCN & Daniel Lavan, EDC
• Using Adaptive Management Frameworks for Education Aid & Development Activity Planning & Evaluation
Andrew Epstein, Social Impact
Chair: Cornelia Janke, EDC/ECCN

11:30am - 1:00pm

Measurement of Equity in Education: A Handbook

Presentations:
• A conceptual framework for equity analysis
Stuart Cameron, Oxford Policy Management
• Proposed Operationalisation of Equity Measurement
Carina Omoeva, Wael Moussa, FHI 360
• Consideration of equity in national education plans
Pauline Rose, Ben Alcott, Ricardo Sabates, University of Cambridge
• Equity Handbook review
Dr. Eduardo Backhoff, National Institute for the Evaluation of Education (INEE)
Chair: Friedrich Huebler, UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Discussant: Dr. Eduardo Backhoff, National Institute for the Evaluation of Education (INEE)

The Equity Initiative: Expanding Access to Quality Pre-Primary Education Opportunities: Using Data and Research to Document Inequity

Presentations:
• A Global overview of Participation and equity in Pre-primary education
Suguru Mizunoya, UNICEF
• Starting primary school in southern Mali: The SIRA School Readiness Study
Lauren Pisani, Save the Children
• Understanding Pre-primary Quality in Tanzania
Tara Weatherholt, RTI
Chair: Abbie Raikes, University of Nebraska
Discussant: Suzanne Grant Lewis, International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) UNESCO

Learn more: https://cies2018.org/

Earlier Event: February 1
GPE Financing Conference
Later Event: March 27
Mind the Gap Trivia Night at CIES