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NGOs and Educational Reform in Europe and Asia

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NGOs and Educational Reform in Europe and Asia

The panel "The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Educational Reform in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Mongolia," was held in October and attracted over 70 participants. It was hosted by the Department of International and Transcultural Studies and the student-run Society for International Education. The panelists were educational project coordinators and directors from field-offices of the Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation) based in Estonia, Uzbekistan, Romania, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Mongolia, Ukraine, Lithuania and Serbia.

The panelists are also students in the course "International Education Policy Studies" taught by Professor Gita Steiner-Khamsi (pictured, far right) and Alexandria Valerio of the World Bank. The course uses a mixed instruction design, which combines face-to-face seminars (such as the one held in October pictured here) and distance learning. Half of the class consists of students from Teachers College, and the other half is professional staff in national field-offices of the Open Society Institute.

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