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The IBE dazzles at the CIES 2019 conference

With over 600 sessions and more than 3,500 attendees, the 63rd annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) is the biggest, not to be missed event in the field of comparative and international education.
The theme of the conference this year is “Education for Sustainability”, which urges the CIES community to re-evaluate the links between education and sustainable development, a reconsideration also reflected in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Fittingly, the CIES will meet in San Francisco, where representatives of war-torn nation-states gathered at the Herbst Theater to negotiate and sign the UN Charter in 1945.

The IBE will organize, chair, and present at key sessions, including a Plenary Panel and roundtables on technology and development; neuroscience of learning and the global learning crisis; building resilient and sustainable early childhood care and education systems; linking global citizenship and development; and improving early literacy outcomes – topics of utmost importance, which lie at the core of the IBE’s current work. 
A highlight of the IBE’s participation this year is an invited CIES Plenary Panel, featuring the IBE’s work on “Sustaining the development-relevance of education and learning”.
The IBE will also launch new issues of Prospects and the latest books published in the IBE on Curriculum, Learning, and Assessment series: Improving Early Literacy: Curriculum, Learning and Assessment; and Education for the 21st Century: Seven Global Challenges.

Below is the list of IBE-related events at this year’s conference:
Neuroscience and education: Addressing the global learning crisis
Roundtable Session (I), Monday, 15 April 2019, 8:00 to 9:30 am | Bay (Level 1) - Bayview B
Mmantsetsa Marope, IBE-UNESCO
Cognitive neuroscience of education: Promises and challenges –
Grégoire Borst, Université Paris Descartes, France
Drawing on the Science of Learning to support the “teacher-as expert” –
Paul Howard-Jones, IBE-UNESCO & University of Bristol;
Rosianna Jules, Seychelles Institute of Teacher Education
Education for sustainability: Can neuroscience help? –
Vivian Reigosa-Crespo, IBE-UNESCO & Cuban Center for Neuroscience
The neuroscience of effective classroom teaching –
Jiaxian Zhou, IBE-UNESCO & Center for Educational Neuroscience, East China Normal University, China
Cognitive interventions at the beginning of the school: What can they tell us about the future? –
Alejandro Maiche, IBE-UNESCO & Universidad de la República de Uruguay

Plenary session: Sustaining the development-relevance of education and learning: The work of UNESCO International Bureau of Education
Monday, 15 April 2019, 11:45 to 1:15 pm | Street (Level 0) - Grand Ballroom A
Anthony Mackay, IBE-UNESCO & National Center on Education and the Economy, USA
Plenary Speakers:
Mmantsetsa Marope, Director, IBE-UNESCO
Hans D’Orville, IBE-UNESCO
Barry McGaw, IBE-UNESCO & University of Melbourne, Australia
Conrad Hughes, IBE-UNESCO & International School of Geneva, Switzerland
Improving the teaching of reading: Lessons from multiple perspectives
Monday, 14 April 2019, 3:15 to 4:45 pm | Atrium (Level 2) - Waterfront A
Mmantsetsa Marope, IBE-UNESCO
Improving the teaching of reading: Lessons from multiple perspectives –
John Comings, All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development
Aligning curriculum and assessment in early reading education –
Peter Afflerbach, University of Maryland
Assessing early literacy outcomes in Burkina Faso and Senegal: Using DHS and PASEC to combine access and quality –
Nic Spaull, Stellenbosch University; Adaiah Keren Lilenstein, Stellenbosch University
Getting it right from the start: Some cautionary notes for early reading instruction in African languages –
Elizabeth Pretorius, UNISA
The children left behind: A reading program that works –
Beatriz Diuk, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires
CER Editorial Board Meeting
Monday, 15 April 2019, 1:30 to 3:00 pm | Bay (Level 1) - Training Room
Simona Popa, IBE-UNESCO
Global citizenship, learning, and sustainable development: Making (new) connections
Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:00 to 11:30 am | Pacific Concourse (Level -1) - Pacific J
Mmantsetsa Marope, IBE-UNESCO
Educating for the 21st century: Seven global challenges –
Conrad Hughes, IBE-UNESCO & International School of Geneva, Switzerland
Global citizenship education, the rule of law and a culture of lawfulness –
Felisa Tibbitts, Teachers College, Columbia University
Citizenship and global citizenship education in conflict settings: A case study of Palestine –
Kefah Barham, Northumria University Center for International Development
Solistalgia, conviviality, and youth engagement: What can global citizenship education offer on a suffering planet –
Lynette Shultz, University of Alberta
Global citizenship and sustainable development: Challenges and prospects –
Keith Malcolm Lewin, University of Sussex
Technology education, learning, and sustainable development: Exploring the links
Roundtable Session (VII), Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 1:30 to 3:00 pm | Bay (Level 1) - Bayview B
Mmantsetsa Marope, IBE-UNESCO
Ron Smith, Education Intitatives, Salesforce.org
Mary Burns, Education Development Center (EDC)
Julia Mossbridge, Northwestern University
Anthony Mackay, IBE-UNESCO & National Center on Education and the Economy
Barry McGow, IBE-UNESCO & University of Melbourne
Keith Lewin, University of Sussex
Quality and qualities in development education: Don Adams’ life-long contribution to theory and practice
Tuesday, 16 April 2017, 5:00 to 6:30 pm | Atrium (Level 2) - Waterfront D
Esther E. Gottlieb, Ohio State University
Development education: Policy, planning, and practice –
Esther E. Gottlieb, Ohio State University;
Simona Popa, IBE-UNESCO
Expand out, expanding up: Educational trends, issues, and policies in Asia –
David W. Chapman, University of Minnesota
The multiple meanings of educational quality for planning and evaluation –
Mark Ginsburg, University of Maryland
Sustained educational change: Interactive participatory processes –
Catherine Cornbleth, SUNY Buffalo
Making policies and producing plans: Who benefits? –
David Plank, Stanford University
Critical work in critical regions: Work in crisis countries and creating the field of education in emergencies –
Maureen Mcclure, University of Pittsburgh

Building resilient and sustainable early childhood care and education (ECCE) systems
Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 10:00 to 11:30 am | Pacific Concourse (Level -1) - Pacific M
Mmantsetsa Marope, IBE-UNESCO
Reducing the early learning gap: A path towards resilient and sustainable early child care and education (ECCE) –
Aglaia Zafeirakou, Senior Consultant, World Bank
Developing and sustaining a resilient early childhood care and education system in Seychelles –
Shirley Choppy, Institute of Early Childhood Development (IECD), Seychelles
Is preschool curriculum child’s play? Neurocognitive research suggests otherwise –
Helen Abadzi, IBE-UNESCO & University of Texas at Arlington
Sustainability and resilience of holistic approaches to early education –
Cristian Fabbi, IBE-UNESCO

UNESCO IBE Publication Exhibit
Booth 41

On site:
Khaled Abdalla, IBE-UNESCO
Carmel Gallagher, IBE-UNESCO
Andrew Martrich, IBE-UNESCO
Simona Popa, IBE-UNESCO
IBE-UNESCO: Saluting the cradle of global education
Reception and book launch
Tuesday, 16 April 2019, Bayview Foyer B, 8.30-9.45 pm

More information is available at: https://cies2019.org 
 For event news and highlights, please follow us on Twitter: @IBE_UNESCO, @m_marope, @simo_popa, @CarmGall1, @IBE_Prospects, @YiYang10804170.
Also, make sure you visit the IBE exhibition booth to learn more about our projects and publications.