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CIES 2018 Conference in Mexico City: “Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue”

March 25 - March 29

Comparative and International Education Society – CIES 2018 Annual Conference
Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue


Monday, March 26, 1:15pm to 2:45pm, Hilton Reforma, 4th Floor, Doña Sol
Philanthropy in Education, Interaction with the Public Sector (II): Governance, Financing and Accountability
Chair: Natasha Y. Ridge, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research

  • Policy-influence as a core business: Exploring the strategies of the Philanthropic sector in the promotion of education reform – Clara Fontdevila, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Antoni Verger, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Marina Avelar, Institute of Education, University College London
  • Reclaiming the public good: Individual philanthropy giving towards higher education in a neoliberal world – Noah D. Drezner, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Reconsidering development: Rethinking the relationship between American foundations and universities in Africa – Fabrice Jaumont, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
  • Mapping private foundation and impact investors in Asia: Financing flows, target geographies, and priorities in education – Prachi Srivastava, Western University / University of Ottawa; Robyn Read, Western Univerity


Tuesday, March 27, 1:15pm to 2:45pm, Museo de Arte Popular, Manitas 1
Multiple Perspectives of Professional Development on the African Continent
Chair:Mary Lynn Montgomery, University of Minnesota

  • Professional learning networks in Mombasa and Kwale, Kenya: Lessons from the AKAM-PDC model – Mary Drinkwater, OISE, University of Toronto; Stephen Anderson, OISE, University of Toronto; Caroline (Carly) Manion, OISE, University of Toronto; Maina Wa Gioko, Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa; Rose Iminza, Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa
  • Understanding and comparing the Tanzanian and American educational systems through the biographies of individual teachers – John Benson, Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Homage to Orisha: Artistic and educational powers of praise poetry or Oriki – Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, Adelphi University
  • Unequal partners: American foundations and higher education development in Africa – Fabrice Jaumont, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme


Tueday, March 27, 5:00pm to 6:30pm, Hilton Reforma, 4th Floor, Don Alberto 4
Round-Table Session 3: Language Rights, Policy, and Activism

  • Language-defined borders: Explorations inspired by the Catalonia Independence Referendum – Caroline Locher-Lo, University of British Columbia
  • Linguistic rights in STEAM education: Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics – Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite, UC-Berkeley
  • When parents and educators create dual language education programs from the bottom up in the American school system – Fabrice Jaumont, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme


March 25
March 29
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Mexico City, Mexico