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