Comparative International Education Society's annual meeting (EN)

22/04/2012 — 27/04/2012
Puerto Rico
Scheduled Time: Sun, Apr 22 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm  Building/Room: Main Building, Flamingo A
Strengthening the evidence based practice of educational civil society organisations initiative: Lessons learnt and ways forward
Session Participants:
Workshop Organizer: Hugh McLean (Open Society Foundation, UK)
Workshop Organizer: Daniel Pop (Ethnocultural Diversity Resource Center (EDRC), Romania)
Workshop Organizer: Alex Rivas (Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC), Argentina)
Workshop Organizer: Diana Damean (The Romanian Foundation for Children, Community and Family, Cluj-Napoca (Romania))
Workshop Organizer: Paula Gains (Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy)
Workshop Organizer: Ulviyya Mikayilova (Director of Centre for Innovations in Education, Azerbaijan)
Workshop Organizer: Dejan Stankovic (Institute for Educational Research, Belgrade)
Workshop Organizer: Milja Vujacic (Institute for Educational Research, Belgrade)
Description of Session:
The central theme of the workshop is the validity of educational civil society field data, and represents a follow-up activity of CIES 2011 CIES panel with the same title. The Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations convenes a workshop to present the results of work under its initiative entitled Strengthening the Evidence Based Practice of Educational Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).The goal of the proposed workshop is to provide researchers and practitioners with the opportunity of presenting the finding and discuss ways forward on efforts to strengthen the social validity of educational civil society produced information gathered during their school and classroom levels interventions.

As part of the workshop six paper presentations will be delivered, which will explore the approaches and research directions for addressing the issue of better gathering and using data emerging from school and classroom levels interventions by educational civil society organisations.

The structure of workshop is:

8:30 am – 9.00 am
Introduction, and presentation of the aims and scope of the Strengthening the Evidence Based Practice of Educational Civil Society Organisations Initiative

9:00 am – 9:45 am
Program synthesis report presentation:
Comparative Assessment of the CSO Experiences in Articulating and Testing Organisational Data Protocols and Strategies
Daniel Pop, EDRC, Romania

9:45 am – 10:00 am
Break

10:00 am– 11:15 am
Case study presentations and discussions:
Title of the presentation: Exploring impact and effectiveness of the use of the Breakthrough to Literacy programme in Grade One classrooms in socially disadvantaged schools.
Paula Gains, Research and Development Manager, Molteno Institute for Language and Literacy, South Africa

Monitoring and Evaluating In-service Training of Teachers
Dejan Stanković and Milja Vujačić, Institute for educational research, Belgrade, Serbia

Measuring school inclusion among disadvantaged students from Romanian vocational schools
Diana Damean  and Julia Todea, The Romanian Foundation for Children, Community and Family, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

11.15 am - 12.00 pm
Case study presentations and discussions continued:

Measuring Educational Equity in State Delivery in Rural Areas in Argentina
Axel Rivas, Director of CIPPEC’s Education Program, Argentina

Measuring Impact of Educational CSOs through Gathering Evidence-Based Data on Community-Based School Readiness Program in Remote Rural Area in Azerbaijan
Ulviyya Mikayilova, Director of Centre for Innovations in Education, Azerbaijan

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Discussions on ways forward and wrap up

The target audience of the workshop comprises between 20 and 25 participants from the research and practitioner communities with interest in further developing the learning, monitoring and evaluation frameworks around civil society organisations educational interventions to further inclusive education.
 
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