Identify new challenges
Directions in Educational Planning: International experiences and perspectives
By Mark Bray & N. V. Varghese (Eds)
Report of the IIEP Symposium
Directions in Educational Planning
A Symposium held at IIEP, 3–4 July 2008
This symposium was held to honour the work of Françoise Caillods during four decades at IIEP. During that period, some parts of the field of educational planning have demonstrated strong continuities but others have evolved in fundamental ways. A major objective of the event was to appreciate and celebrate the contributions made by Françoise Caillods.
The event was not restricted to such a focus, but was also a time for reflection and stocktaking on continuities and changes, informing younger generations who were not part of the era and encouraging older generations to hand on their wisdom and insights.
Themes selected for focus included:
- links between, and contrasts between, macro-planning and micro-planning;
- the links between education, poverty reduction and development;
- and issues in the domestic and international financing of education.
The symposium not only looked backwards but also ahead to anticipated future patterns and the implications that they hold for IIEP and the wider field.
The focus was on a set of themes in which Françoise Caillods has herself played a major role. Designated individuals examined these themes with a particular emphasis on the work that Françoise Caillods herself undertook. The discourse informed participants in the symposium, and encourages them to reflect on continuities and changes. It also stimulates speculation on the future directions in these themes.
As a follow-up of the Symposium, selected papers will be compiled, supplemented as necessary, and edited into a volume which both commemorates the work of Françoise Caillods and acts as a milestone in the literature on the field.
The event was in English and French.
The contributions are grouped under three themes and a number of the papers presented are available for download >>.
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