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African Studies Working Group Symposium 2010

Rethinking Aid:
Solutions, Strategies and Innovation for
Education in Africa and the Diaspora

Title: Rethinking Aid: Solutions, Strategies and Innovation for Education in Africa and the Diaspora

Date/Time: Friday, March 26, 2010; 12:30pm – 7pm, reception to follow

Location: 138 Horace Mann, Teachers College, Columbia University

The program for this year's symposium is as follows:

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

DR. GEORGE BOND, William F. Russell Professor of Anthropology and Education Director, Center for African Education

GUEST SPEAKERS

MARY MENDENHALL / Lecturer, Teachers College, Columbia University
CHELLIE KEW / CEO & Founder The Q Fund
ZORAVAR DHALIWAL / CEO, Community Lab

RESEARCH PANEL

ANGELA M. CHRISTENSEN / Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
“Efficiency, Adequacy, and Equity: International Organizations and Education Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa”

SOPHIA FRIEDSON-RIDENOUR / University of Wisconsin
“Community Participation in Complementary Education Programs: A Case Study of Northern Ghana”

MICHELLE M.B. LILLY / Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
“Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Language Policies in Sub-Saharan African Education:The Case of Foreign Aid”

MEGAN SMITH / Teachers College, Columbia University
“Training Teachers to Teach Peace: A Comparison of Peace Education Programs”


To attend the symposium we ask that you fill out our form for SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION HERE



To access the conference program in pdf format please click here.

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To access the call for abstracts in pdf format please click here.

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Student Symposium on African Education
“Interrogating Quality within the African Context”

February 27, 2009
Teachers College, Columbia University

The Student Symposium on African Education brought together students, researchers, and practitioners from inside and outside of Teachers College, Columbia University to share ideas and learn from each other about the topic of educational quality in Africa. 

There were 13 presenters throughout the course of the day who participated in four panels: Critical Concepts in Educational Quality, Improving School Quality through Inclusive Approaches, Questioning Curriculum: Alternative Approaches to Teaching and Learning, and Universal Primary Education: Influences, Impact, and Effects on Quality. We also had three excellent poster presentations on educational issues in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, and two keynote speakers: Dr. Portia Williams, Director for International Affairs at Teachers College, who filled in for Dr. George Bond; and Dr. Mahmood Mamdani of Columbia University.

The full program is available here.

Presentations now posted! 
Click on the relevant panel to see a list of presentations, which you may download as PDF files.
[Please note: If presenters chose not to post their presentation here, their contact information is provided so you can get in touch with them directly about their topic.]

Panel 1: Critical Concepts in Educational Quality

Panel 2: Improving School Quality through Inclusive Approaches

Panel 3: Questioning Curriculum: Alternative Approaches to Teaching and Learning

Panel 4: Universal Primary Education: Influences, Impact, and Effects on Quality

 

 

 

 
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