CREATIVE’s Education Experts Presenting at 2011 CIES International Conference

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Creative Associates International staff will present our research findings and range of programs at the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society next week in Montreal. Creative staff from the Middle East to Central Asia and Washington, D.C. will deliberate on the following topics: innovations in teacher professional development in the Middle East, using National Education Accounts to improve effectiveness of government education resources, delivering education in conflict countries, and undertake a closer look at Moroccan and Jordanian education reform.

Detailed information on our panels and presentations is below:

Innovations in Professional Development in the Middle East3:45 to 5:15 pmFairmont – The Queen Elizabeth Hotel: Richelieu Meeting RoomParticipants:

Whole school professional development programs: A Jordan
case study. Mohammad Hourani, CADER

A demand-driven, technology-centered approach to professional
development in Egypt.

Sabina Henneberg, Creative Associates
International

Developing standards-based teacher education in Morocco.

Abdelkader Ezzaki, Creative Associates International

Discussant:
Katherine Merseth, Creative Associates International

Education in conflict and post-conflict countries: recent
experience in Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Sri Lanka

3:45 to 5:15 pm

Fairmont – The Queen Elizabeth Hotel: Bersimis Meeting Room

Participants:

Community support which liberates in Afghanistan.

Julio
Ramirez-de-Arellano, Creative Associates International

Educational responses to conflict and instability in Kyrgyzstan.

Terry Giles, Creative Associates International

Youth workforce readiness training: Creating the connection for
communities and schools in conflict-affected Sri Lanka.

Sabina Henneberg, Creative Associates International

Discussant:
Angela Mayo, Creative Associates International

Moroccan educational reform: Preparing teachers and
students for citizenship in the 21st century

1:45 to 3:15 pm

Fairmont – The Queen Elizabeth Hotel: Chaudière Meeting Room

Participants:

Structuring teacher training reform in Morocco. Mohamed
Dali, Unite Centrale de la Formation des Cadres – MEN,
Morocco

USAID’s support to the process of education reform in
Morocco. Kristen E Potter, USAID, Morocco

Consolidation, institutionalization and innovation for the
Moroccan education system – Project ITQANE. Jane
Casewit, Creative Associates International

Chair:
Abdelkader Ezzaki, Creative Associates International

Professional Development in Jordan: Policy, Implementation, and
Practice

12:00 to 1:30 pm

Fairmont – The Queen Elizabeth Hotel: Chaudière Meeting Room

Participants:

Professional Development: Policy. Susan Ayari,
USAID

Professional Development: Implementation. Amin Amin,
Change Agent for Arab Development and Education Reform
(CADER)

Professional Development: Practice. Hilda Alomari, Jordanian
Ministry of Education

Chair:
Jill Meeks, Creative Associates International

Education and accountability

1:45 to 3:15 pm

Fairmont – The Queen Elizabeth Hotel: Richelieu Meeting Room

Participants:

Improving Effectiveness of Government Resources and
International Aid for Education — Using NEA and EMIS
Data for Policy Making.

Deepika Chawla, Creative
Associates International

Progressive Teacher Union and Teacher Accountability Policies
In the New Korean Conservative Government. Heekwon
Sohn, Professor at Myongji University; Visiting Fellow at
University of Bristol

What is a high-quality school? Views with different lenses on
educational reform in China. Xiu Chen Cravens, Vanderbilt
University; Xinping Zhang, Nanjing Normal University

Exploring the implications of relational accountability: The seen
and unforeseen methodological factors within urban school
research. Julia Samaroo, York University; Negin Dahya,
York University; Shahnaaz Alidina, York University

Chair:

Heekwon Sohn, Professor at Myongji University; Visiting
Fellow at University of Bristol

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