Join EDC researchers and development specialists at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Annual Meeting on March 5 to 9, and visit EDC's tables in the Exhibit Hall! The theme of this year's conference is "Problematizing (In)Equality." Staff will present the following sessions:
- March 6 (9:45-11:15 a.m.): Carrie Lewis will moderate a panel discussion, "A Look at Instructional Practices through Inquiry Based Science: Kenya's Curriculum Reform," featuring Kent Noel, Abigail Jurist Levy, and Rueben Nthamburi Mugwuku.
- March 6 (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.): Brittany Hebert will present the paper, "Assessing the Causes and Outcomes of Grade Repetition in Primary Grades in Rwanda: Evidence from a National Assessment."
- March 6 (3:15-4:45 p.m.): Mary Sugrue will present the paper, "Implementing Literacy Reforms at Scale: The Case of Rwanda" during the session "Literacy and Learning Africa Focus."
- March 6 (5:00-6:30 p.m.): Carrie Lewis will chair and serve as discussant for a panel, "Mobile Mediated Literacy: Tablet-Based Literacy Support for Classrooms and Communities in Zambia and Mali," during which Stefan McLetchie will discuss "Vernacular: Tablet-Based Gaming for Literacy Learning in Zambia."
- March 6 (5:00-6:30 p.m.): Nancy Clark-Chiarelli will present the paper "Using Technology to Enhance Pre-Service Reading Education: The Promise of Blended Learning" during the session, "The Role of Pre-Service Education in Producing and Perpetuating (In)Equalities: The Case of Early Grade Reading (Part One)."
- March 7 (8:00-9:30 a.m.): Tracy Cordner will co-present the paper "Training Approach for Supporting USAID's CLA Framework" during the session, "Learning to Use Evidence for Adaptive Management in Crisis and Conflict Settings."
- March 7 (11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.): Rachel Christina will chair a panel, "Moving Towards Equity in Literacy in Mali: Balanced Literacy in Four Contexts," for which Susan Ross will serve as discussant.
- March 7 (8:00-9:30 a.m.): Gabriel Montero will present the paper "RERA in GAO Region (Mali)" during the session, "Lessons from Field Pilots in Multi-Risk and Education Analysis for Crisis and Conflict-Affected Environments."
- March 8 (3:15-4:45 p.m.): Amy Deal will lead a panel discussion, "Conflict Sensitivity in ICT for Education in Crisis and Conflict Programming," chaired by Lisa Deters of USAID and with Lisa Hartenberger Toby as discussant.
- March 8 (3:15-4:45 p.m.): Stefan McLetchie will present the paper "Five Years of Implementation in Zambia: Original Design, Iterative Changes, and Ultimate Findings" during the session "Fidelity of Implementation."