World Education at CIES Conference 2022

April 6th, 2022 | News

On April 18 – 22, World Education staff joined the international education community at the 2022 Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota to highlight our work in improving access to quality education.

At the conference, World Education staff presented on critical topics, including learnings to facilitate transition of former out-of-school girls to formal education and building resilience amidst COVID-19 school closures. We also had an exhibit table with information about our ongoing programs that are working to improve people’s lives.

Learn more about our presentations:

Girls’ education and agency: policy and practice

Thu, April 21, 9:30 to 11:00am CDT (10:30am to 12:00pm EDT), Hyatt Regency – Minneapolis, Floor: 2, Greenway B

“Supporting the transition of former out-of-school girls to formal education. A case study in Ghana”

Using a cultural lens, findings from this ethnographic research illustrate effective approaches to support former out of school girls to transition into formal education. A holistic approach is needed in which communities, schools and caregivers work together to built to agency and reduce barriers to education. Out Strategic Approaches to Girls’ Education project in Ghana has piloted various interventions to determine which approaches are culturally appropriate and most effective.

Leveraging lessons from COVID-19 for stronger and more resilient early primary learning in Cambodia

Thu, April 21, 9:00 to 10:30pm CDT (10:00 to 11:30pm EDT), VR 124

“What we did differently: Refining and implementing a second year of COVID-19 response interventions under the All Children Reading-Cambodia project”

With schools closed and students learning from home, the All Children Reading – Cambodia project shifted focus from delivering in-person training workshops and intensive one-on-one coaching to preschool, Grade 1, and Grade 2 teachers, to providing direct support to parents/caregivers of early grade students to ensure they could help their children learn at home.

World Education was proud to be a partner of CIES 2022.

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