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Event Details: ITS Workshop- Teachers for the Marginalized: A Comparative Policy Perspective



We invite students and faculty to join us for the first of three meetings of the Workshop:


Thursday, 10/24/2013, 12-1:30pm

545 Grace Dodge Hall

Teachers for the Marginalized: A Comparative Policy Perspective

Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Raisa Belyavina, Emily Richardson 


The presentation demonstrates the existence of fundamental divides between educational systems in the area of teacher salary, development, and management. In an attempt to understand the logic of systems, the presenters identify the supply of qualified teachers for the marginalized as a key challenge that constitutes a challenge for all educational systems. In a second step, they identify fundamental differences in how systems address this universal challenge.  Finally, using Armenia and Pakistan as two cases, they identify contextual factors that account for how systemic responses are locally adapted.

The presentation draws on the Six-Country Study on Recruitment, Development and Salaries of Teachers in the CEECIS region (UNICEF and TC) as well as on the analytical work carried out under the USAID funded Teacher Education Project in Pakistan. The presentation ends with a methodological note on how to combine three different methods of comparison in policy research: comparing many countries, comparing a few countries, and comparing multiple levels within one country.

For more information please contact Workshop co-organizers: Oren Pizmony-Levy ( and Garnett Russell (

The ITS Workshop brings together students and faculty from the ITS department to discuss work in progress and to further develop our scholarly community. The Workshop meets once a month during fall and spring semester. Each meeting will include two presentations. The theme for the 2013/2014 is Education for the Marginalized. In addition to intellectual food for thought, light refreshments will be served.

Tentative schedule for the next two meetings of the ITS Workshop:

·      Monday, 11/11/2013, 12-1:30pm (place TBA)

·      Monday, 12/9/2013, 12-1:30pm (place TBA)

Type: Classes & Workshops

Location: 545 Grace Dodge Hall

Date & Time: 10/24/2013, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Contact's Affiliation: International & Transcultural Studies


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