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Girls’ education research and policy symposium: Creating systems change for girls

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Opening remarks and fireside chat: New global champions in girls’ education

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Opening remarks and fireside chat: New global champions in girls’ education

On November 7, 2018, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings hosted the Girls’ Education Research and Policy Symposium. The symposium held a series of thematic conversations that explored approaches to creating systems change for the most marginalized girls. Topics were based on the research of the 2018 Echidna Global Scholars, such as rethinking early childhood education from a gender perspective; addressing the need for data on the most marginalized populations in developing countries; leveraging political transitions for girls’ education reform; and working with teachers on empowering girls through gender sensitive pedagogies.

The panel discussions included brief presentations from the Echidna Global Scholars on their research on girls’ education in their home countries of China, Pakistan, Peru, and Uganda, followed by a moderated discussion with other experts in their thematic areas. In addition, panel discussions with alumni of the Echidna Global Scholars Program highlighted their continuing work on girls’ education policy from around the world.

 

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Opening remarks and fireside chat: New global champions in girls’ education

Julia Dicum

Deputy Director of Education - Global Affairs Canada

Discussion: Engaging local champions for systems change

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Discussion: Engaging local champions for systems change

Coffee break

Presentations by 2018 Echidna Global Scholars

Jin Chi

2018 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution

Program Specialist - UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education (INRULED)

Associate Professor - Center for Teacher Education Research, KIS, MOE, Beijing Normal University

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Presentations by 2018 Echidna Global Scholars

Networking lunch

Discussion: Leveraging political transitions in the tribal areas of Pakistan

 

 

Jamila Razzaq

2015 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution

Co Founder and President - Aappa Aziz Trust

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Discussion: Leveraging political transitions in the tribal areas of Pakistan

Discussion: Addressing educational barriers for Afro-Peruvian girls

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Discussion: Addressing educational barriers for Afro-Peruvian girls

Coffee break

Discussion: Bridging the implementation gap in teachers’ use of gender sensitive pedagogy

 

 

Moderator

Hendrina Doroba

Division Manager – Education and Skills Development - African Development Bank

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Discussion: Bridging the implementation gap in teachers’ use of gender sensitive pedagogy

Discussion: Making a case for early childhood educators in the girls’ education ecosystem

Jin Chi

2018 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution

Program Specialist - UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education (INRULED)

Associate Professor - Center for Teacher Education Research, KIS, MOE, Beijing Normal University

Kristin Shutts

Associate Professor of Psychology - University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Discussion: Making a case for early childhood educators in the girls’ education ecosystem

Coffee break

Lessons in girls’ education diplomacy for policy change

Moderator

Diane Whitehead

Executive Director - Association for Childhood Education International

Dasmine Kennedy

Assistant Chief Education Officer - Educational Planning Unit in the Ministry of Education, Jamaica

2017 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution

Nima Tshering

2014 Echidna Global Scholar - The Brookings Institution

Strategic Advisor to the Prime Minister - Government of Bhutan

Judith-Ann Walker

Managing Director - Development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC)

Nonresident Fellow - Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution

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Lessons in girls’ education diplomacy for policy change & Closing remarks

Networking reception

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