AIR Researchers to Discuss International Education Issues at the Annual Comparative and International Education Society Conference

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American Institutes for Research (AIR) experts will participate in the 2014 annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), held March 10-15, 2014 in Toronto, Canada, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

American Institutes for Research (AIR) experts will participate in the 2014 annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), held March 10-15, 2014 in Toronto, Canada, at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.

The theme of the conference is "Revisioning Education for All" and will highlight cutting edge research on issues of equity and the right to education at all levels of learning.

AIR presentations will include a discussion of international PISA data; Zambian education reforms; innovative partnerships in higher education; Egyptian remedial reading programs; and more. View all AIR presentations below.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Workshop: PISA and beyond: Analysis of international data from PISA using multiple tools and incorporating additional country-level data
Sheraton Downtown / Chestnut Room West
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
AIR Organizer: David C. Miller

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Poster: XTXS: A Comprehensive Database of Country-Level, Education-Related Data for Comparative and International Research
Sheraton Downtown / City Hall Room
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
AIR Participant: David C. Miller

Panel: Understanding EFA within a political economy perspective
Sheraton Downtown / Willow Center
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
"Big data on education and the hegemony of counting"
AIR Presenter: Grace Akukwe

Panel: Retaining quality teachers in refugee and emergency settings: Challenges and approaches Sheraton Downtown / Willow East
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
AIR Presenter: Hannah Reeves & Amy West

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Paper Session: The achievement of EFA goals in Honduras at the municipal level: stakeholders, roles, knowledge, and intentions toward community participation in education
Sheraton Downtown / York
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
"The achievement of EFA goals in Honduras at the municipal level: stakeholders, roles, knowledge, and intentions toward community participation in education"
AIR Presenter: Delfina Flores

Panel: Global Literacy SIG Highlighted Session: Realizing a future for literacy and development, I: Research directions
Sheraton Downtown / Yorkville West
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
"Facilitating literacy acquisition in multilingual contexts"
AIR Presenter: Rebecca Stone

Panel: Can we move beyond “patches of green?” Improving early grade reading achievement at scale through a systems-wide reform of the Zambian education sector
Sheraton Downtown / Willow East
5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.
AIR Presenter: Grace Akukwe

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Paper Session: Innovative partnerships in higher education
Sheraton Downtown / Huron
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
AIR Chair: David C. Miller

Friday, March 14, 2014

Paper Session: Exploring trends and issues in understanding and measuring adult learning
Sheraton Downtown / Peel
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
"A fresh look at adult skills in the U.S. and around the world: Key findings from PIAAC 2012"
AIR Presenter: Jaleh Soroui

Panel: Research results from a remedial reading program in Egypt
Sheraton Downtown / Cedar
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
AIR Discussant: Hans Bos
AIR Presenters: Rebecca Stone, Amy West & Yasser Youssif

Panel: Language Issues SIG highlighted session - The move to mother tongue-based multilingual education: Lessons learned from the Philippines
Sheraton Downtown / Willow Center
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
AIR Chair: Rebecca Stone

Paper Session: Exploring trends and issues in understanding and measuring adult learning
Sheraton Downtown / Peel
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
"A fresh look at adult skills in the U.S. and around the world: Key findings from PIAAC 2012"
AIR Paper Submission: Tim Werwath

Panel: Research results from a remedial reading program in Egypt
Sheraton Downtown / Cedar
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
AIR Chair: Amy West
AIR Presenter: Rebecca Stone

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Paper session: Bilingual education issues
Sheraton Downtown / Dufferin
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
"Intercultural Bilingual Education (IBE) through community participation in La Moskitia, Honduras: A pilot program"
AIR Presenter: Ligia Aguilar

For more details about the conference, visit http://www.cies.us/2014/.

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit http://www.air.org.

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