Comparative and International Education Society’s Annual Meeting 2021

The 2021 annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) takes place virtually from April 25 – May 2. Organizers are anticipating a vibrant engagement of researchers, students, practitioners, and policy makers around the theme of “social responsibility within changing contexts.” From the conference website: ” As we enter the third decade of the 21st century, we see rapid changes in political, economic, environmental, cultural, and social spaces. Along with these changes is an increasing variety of actors, including non-state actors who are now more involved. These changes influence education globally and locally.”

Join Results for Development colleagues virtually at the following events:

Education Outside: Exploring the family, parent and community role in education outside the formal system
Monday, April 26, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT, Zoom Room 117
Colleagues from Mathematica Policy Research will present findings from a randomized control trial evaluation, co-authored by R4D Senior Program Officer Arjun Upadhyay. The evaluation presents findings on community and parent engagement activities implemented as part of a major reading reform programming in Senegal launched in 2017 by the Ministry of Education and USAID to significantly improve early grade reading.

Rapid Impact Assessment for Adaptive Learning: Building rigorous research systems to support continuous program improvement
Monday, April 26, 9:15 to 10:45 am EDT, Zoom Room 121
R4D Senior Program Director Molly Jamieson Eberhardt chairs this panel discussion on work pioneering new techniques in evaluation: adaptive learning and rapid impact assessments. Each of the organizations involved will share how they used rapid impact assessments (RIA) and adaptive learning systems in their work.

Education beyond the teacher – the role of ‘other’ educators in providing early childhood development at scale
Monday , April 26, 2:45 to 4:15 pm EDT, Zoom Room 112
During this panel discussion, R4D Senior Program Associate Denise Bonsu, Senior Program Officer Kavita Hatipoglu, Senior Program Officer Vidya Putcha and Senior Fellow Michelle Neuman present the Home Visiting Workforce Needs Assessment Tool which was developed as part of the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative (ECWI).

A new approach to research in education technology
Tuesday, April 27, 6:30 to 8:00 pm EDT, Zoom Room 110 – A
As part of a roundtable discussion, Ms. Jamieson Eberhardt presents on engagement as a critical element of new approaches to tech in education.

Fostering Digital Communities

We create and support global communities of innovators, funders and policymakers for continuous and iterative learning, knowledge generation, exchange and collaboration. Click on the logos below to explore our communities: