I recently took part in a panel on philanthropy and education during the annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in Mexico City (CIES 2018), Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue. The panel focused on the interplay at both policy and delivery level between the public sector and the philanthropic one. Funding to higher education is dependent on both national and global shifts in the grantors’ country, and in the receptiveness of African governments and institutions to the modalities of private funding. Neo-liberal trends influencing foundations have promoted the notion of the knowledge economy, which sees higher education as crucial for economic growth.
El sábado pasado, participé en un panel sobre el futuro de la educación bilingüe y multilingüe en México con Cristina Rascón (escritora, economista y traductora literaria. Directora y socia fundadora de Skribalia, escuela global de escritores en línea), Jonathan Payne (profesor International Baccalaureate, Churchill College) y Renata Somar (traductora literaria, narradora. Coordinadora regional Proyecto Échange, Directora agencia Pli selon pli).
Last Saturday, I participated in a panel on the future of bilingual and multilingual education in Mexico with Cristina Rascón (writer, literary translator, and director of Skribalia, a global school of online writers), Jonathan Payne (International Baccalaureate teacher at Churchill College) and Renata Somar (guitarist, literary translator, regional coordinator of Proyecto Échange, and director of Pli selon pli agency).