Education for sustainability: IIEP at CIES 2019!

29 March 2019



A delegation from IIEP-UNESCO is looking forward to attend the annual conference of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES) in San Francisco from 14-18 April 2019. This year’s theme is Education for Sustainability.

IIEP has organized several panels on teachers of refugees with a focus on Ethiopia and Jordan, how to make better use of learning assessment data in policy-making, findings from global research on the use of open school data, and a new MOOC on planning for early childhood education.

IIEP’s Director, Suzanne Grant Lewis, will also participate in the Keynote Lecture that will inaugurate the week of conference activities. She will participate in a panel on the work of UNESCO in the Era of Sustainable Development Goals. Held in the historical Herbst Theater, the site of the United Nations Charter signing in 1945, it will be followed by a keynote address by Jeffrey Sachs.

Heading to CIES 2019 in San Francisco? We look forward to welcoming you to our panels throughout the week. Please see below for details, as well as in the CIES programme.

Attend IIEP panels

Monday, 15 April 2019 

Strengthening early childhood education planning: introducing a new MOOC for ECE stakeholders
1:30 – 3:00pm | Hyatt Regency, Street (Level 0), Regency B.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Saving education system from collapse in complex emergencies – The case of GPE support to Yemen
8:00 - 9:30am | Hyatt Regency, Bay (Level 1), Bayview B

Book launch session: Learning at the bottom of the pyramid: Science, measurement, and policy in low-income countries (co-hosted with the University of Pennsylvania)
10:00 - 11:30am | Hyatt Regency, Bay (Level -1),  Bayview B

Global research on the use of open school data, for more sustainable ways to administer educational services, to manage schools and involve community stakeholders
3:15 - 4:45pm | Hyatt Regency, Level -1, Pacific G

The role of evidence in advancing policy to raise learning outcomes equitably for sustainable development (ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative panel)
3:15 - 4:45pm | Hyatt Regency, Level -1), Pacific D

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 

Learning at the bottom of the pyramid: the gateway to sustainable development  
10:00 to 11:30am | Hyatt Regency, Atrium (Level 2), Waterfront A

Exclusionary mechanisms in inclusive education: the integrity perspective
10:00 to 11:30am | Hyatt Regency, Atrium (Level 2), Boardroom B

Girls’ education interventions and system change: from global commitments to gender equality results
5:00 to 6:30pm | Hyatt Regency, Atrium (Level 2), Garden Room A

Thursday, 18 April 2019 

Planning education for refugees and their teachers in Ethiopia and Jordan
10:00 to 11:30am | Hyatt Regency, Bay (Level 1), Seacliff A

Use of learning assessment data in education policy: Technical and political barriers
3:15-4:45pm | Hyatt Regency, Street Level (Level 0), Regency B.


Visit the IIEP stand

Come meet IIEP colleagues and see our recent publications and resources at our stand (54-56) in the expo area. We’ll also be sharing highlights on social media so make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin.

About this year’s conference theme

'During its “Development Decade” of the 1960s, the UN advocated education as a driver of economic growth. But, over the past fifty years, questions have been asked with increasing urgency about what kind of development is promulgated through literacy, skills training, and formal schooling. What is the longer term cost of an education that promises – and sometimes delivers – productivity, industrialization, modernity and consumption? Who pays this price? What are the larger costs? And with what ultimate consequence for the planet?'  (CIES 2019)