12th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development


Education and Development Post 2015
Reflecting, Reviewing, Re-visioning
10-12 September 2013

As the Education for All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 2015 milestones draw nearer, governments and the wider international community are working to define new development frameworks that address the realities of 2015 and beyond. Education is an important part of this debate.

The UKFIET Conference is designed to contribute to this international process. It is timely to reflect on the origins, construction and evolution of ‘global’ education campaigns, movements, and partnerships, and the evidence that they provide in helping to define new or modified global and national agendas. It is important to review what has been accomplished since global education goals and targets were set in Jomtien (1990) and in Dakar (2000), and to learn lessons from their use and application. Most urgently, there is a need to examine the research and the evidence that should inform the construction of education and development frameworks beyond 2015, set within an analysis of changing global imperatives and new paradigms for international cooperation and research.

Accordingly, the 2013 UKFIET Conference will provide the opportunity for a broad international constituency to:

  • REFLECT upon the origins, evolution and effects of previous global education development movements;
  • REVIEW accomplishments and challenges arising from the 1990-2015 era, and;
  • RE-VISION education and development for the Post-2015 period.

As Post-2015 discussions gather pace, the 12th UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development provides an international platform to consider research and development cooperation experience that is directly relevant to defining new initiatives for changing times. The Conference invites delegates to examine its three main themes as a contribution to the identification of Post-2015 research and development cooperation agendas. We welcome research, ideas, accounts of experience, and new thinking from policy-makers, advisers, teachers, practitioners, academics, researchers, managers and graduate students.

Conference sessions will be held at the University of Oxford Examination Schools

Accommodation will be in New College, Oxford

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