February 27, 2018

Join EDC at CIES (March 25–29)

Join EDC at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Annual Meeting, to be held in Mexico City, March 25–29. This year, CIES attendees—including academics, students, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world—will explore the theme “Re-mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue.”

EDC development specialists working in Central America, Africa, and South Asia will present on a number of topics, including the following:

  • Accelerated education
  • Early childhood development in low-resource contexts
  • Quality education in conflict zones
  • Remedial reading programs and early grade literacy reform
  • Adult education

Learn more about all of our sessions in the list below. Attendees are also invited to visit us at Booth #51 in the Exhibit Hall and to sign up for EDC Update, our monthly e-newsletter.




Sunday, March 25



11:45 a.m.–2:45 p.m.

Methodology Training: Safer Learning  Environments Qualitative Assessment Toolkit

Gwen Heaner

3–6 p.m.

Teacher Learning, Education, and Professional Development: A Review of Models and Practices from the Global South

Mary Burns

Monday, March 26



8–9:30 a.m.

Highlighted Session: Beyond Workshops: Effective and Sustainable Strategies for Teacher Professional Development

Mary Burns (chair/presenter)

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Piloting a Safer Learning Environment Qualitative Assessment Toolkit in Four Countries

Karla Giuliano Sarr

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Speaking Up: Educating for Civic Purposes on Both Sides of the Wall

Kevin Corbin

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Reacting to the RERA: How Rapid Education Risk Analyses Informed Practical Implementation in Literacy Projects in Mali, Liberia, and Afghanistan

Sarah Elizabeth Neville (chair/presenter), Desta Woldemariam Habtemichael

1:15–2:45 p.m.

ICT4D Practice Track I: Gaming, Mobile Learning, and Digital Literacy

Simon Richmond

1:15–2:45 p.m.

How Risk Analyses Informed Education Programming as War Continues into its Fourth Year

James Rogan

Tuesday, March 27



8–9:30 a.m.

Developing Institutional Capacity in Crisis and Conflict-Affected Environments

Ash Hartwell (chair), Kelsey Shanks

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Implementers Learning and Collaborating in Honduras

Gustavo Payan, Hannah Kuntz, Megan Gavin

11:30 a.m. –1 p.m.

Better “M” for better “E”: Advancing Local Ownership of Monitoring Solutions

Isaac Msukwa, Munir Mahomar

3–4:30 p.m.

Accelerated Education: Building the Evidence Base

Ash Hartwell (chair), Brenda Bell

5–6:30 p.m.

Setting up Sustainable Systems for ECD in Low-Resource Contexts

Ces Ochoa

5–6:30 p.m.

Building Community Ownership of Community-Focused Literacy Interventions

Adwoa Atta-Krah

Wednesday, March 28



8–9:30 a.m.

Enacting Peace Education: Case Studies from Around the Globe

Kevin Corbin (chair)

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Evaluations of USAID-Funded Education Projects: Quality Review and Synthesis of Findings

Ash Hartwell

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Planning a Non-academic Career

Daniel Lavan

1:15–2:45 p.m.

USDA McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program: Looking Back on 15 Years of Measuring Success in Improving Literacy and Promoting Healthy Schools Environments

Almougairata Maiga

3–4:30 p.m.

Keeping the Bar High: Achieving Quality Education in Conflict Contexts

Youssouf Maiga, Sylvaine von Mende

6:45–8:15 p.m.

Those Who Still Struggle: Remedial and Recovery Reading Programs as Elements of Systemic Early Grade Literacy Reform

Mary Sugrue (chair/discussant), Ces Ochoa

6:45–8:15 p.m.

ICT4D Practice Track III: ICT Capacity Building and Leadership Development

Tony Udeh

Thursday, March 29



8–9:30 a.m.

Building a Diverse Workforce for ECD in Low-Resource Contexts

Carrie Lewis (chair/discussant)

8–9:30 a.m.

Partnering with the Global South: Why Early Numeracy Skills Deserve an Equal Role in Early Grade Literacy Interventions: Part II

Mary Sugrue

8–9:30 a.m.

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

Cornelia Janke (chair), Daniel Lavan, Gwendolyn Heaner

8–9:30 a.m.

Contextualizing and Integrating Soft/Life Skills Positive Youth Development (PYD): Implementation and Measurement in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)

Kevin Corbin

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Re-mapping and Strengthening the Importance of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning

Sarah Elizabeth Neville

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Examining a Sustainability Framework for Early Grade Reading

Carrie Lewis, Adwoa Atta-Krah

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Addressing Violence and Building Pathways towards Peace

Kevin Corbin (chair/presenter), Princess Moti