IIEP Strategic Debate: Classroom realities of the world's education superpowers

03 April 2018


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What happens inside the classrooms of the world’s education superpowers? For Lucy Crehan, a former teacher in an inner-city school in the United Kingdom, this question had enough intrigue to send her on a personal educational odyssey to five of the world’s top performing education systems. A mixture of her observations and research culminated in her book ‘Cleverlands.’

Join our next Strategic Debate to hear what really happens inside the classrooms of Finland, Japan, Singapore, Shanghai, and Canada. What are the ingredients for success, and at what price? She will talk about the pedagogical similarities and differences of these countries, how they conceptualise teacher professionalism, and about the underlying philosophy that contributes to their success.

Michaela Martin, Programme Specialist at IIEP-UNESCO, will moderate the debate, and Sonia Guerriero, Senior Education Specialist in the Section for Teacher Development at UNESCO, will act as discussant.


When: Thursday, 19 April 2018
4pm – 6pm
Where: IIEP Strategic Debate
IIEP, auditorium
7-9 rue Eugene Delacroix
Paris, France 75116

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(This event will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.)


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We will be livestreaming this debate (4pm CEST). Make sure to register here to receive a reminder and link to the web cast. This event will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into French (only in English via livestream).

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