The GEM Report at the 2017 CIES Annual Conference


cies-jpegThe GEM Report is pleased to be participating at the 2017 Comparative and International Education Conference Society’s 61st Annual Conference next week. Please join us at the below events, and/or take part in our online discussions using @GEMReport and #CIES2017.

Sunday, March 5

11:45 – 18:00:  Workshop: Education in fragile and post-conflict situations: creating conflict-sensitive and peace-promoting materials for Early Grade Reading and beyond. Aaron Benavot, Director (Presenter)

 15:00 – 18:00: Workshop: On the move: The relationship between the movement of individuals and families within and across borders and education. An input into the 2018 GEM Report. William Smith, Senior Policy Analyst (Organizer), Aaron Benavot, Director, Nicole Bella, Senior Statistician


Monday, March 6

13:15 – 14:45: Panel: Measuring the un-measurable in Global Learning Metrics. Aaron Benavot, Director (Discussant)

Panel: Measuring gender and violence in education: Problems and prospects. Presentation: Findings from the gender review of the Global Education Monitoring Report.  William Smith, Senior Policy Analyst (Presenter)

Panel: Using evidence to catalyze change in secondary education in Africa. Presentation: Effective approaches to improve secondary educational attainment and quality in developing countries: Data, evidence and monitoring of secondary education – SDG target 4.1.  Nicole Bella, Senior Statistician (Presenter)

15:15 – 16:45:  Panel: Problematizing future competencies: Learning, development and the unknown in the 21st century. Aaron Benavot, Director (Discussant)

Tuesday, March 7

8:00 – 9:30: Panel: Comparative perspectives on global and local education agendas. Presentation: Global agendas for inclusion and accountability: Tensions in principle and practice. William Smith, Senior Policy Analyst (Presenter)

11:45 – 13:15: Panel: Changing mindsets: Understanding and acting upon the interlinkages between education and other sectors to progress toward sustainable development. Presentation: 2016 GEM Report – Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all. Aaron Benavot, Director (Presenter), William Smith, Senior Policy Analyst (Discussant), Nicole Bella, Senior Statistician, (Discussant)

 14:45 – 16:15:  Roundtable Book Launch: Learning to educate: Proposals for the reconstruction of education in developing countries. Aaron Benavot, Director (Presenter)

Wednesday, March 8

9:45 – 11:15:Roundtable Book Launch: From exclusion to excellence: Building restorative relationships to create inclusive schools. William Smith, Senior Policy Analyst (Discussant)

Thursday, March 9

9:45 – 11:15: Knowledge mobilization in comparative education: A world café, Aaron Benavot, Director (Panelist)



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