NORRAG and its network members will participate in the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference on 14-18 April 2019, San Francisco, USA.
With the growth and evolution of philanthropy in education worldwide, NORRAG’s panels seek to explain the possible impact of new philanthropy and other similar approaches as it bypasses existing policies and practice. Consistent with long-standing international agreements, as well as growing trends to encourage private sector participation in both policy formulation and provision of education to compensate perceived contemporary inadequacies, the emphasis will be on how these radically different approaches and agreements can, and are likely to, affect public education both locally in the United States and globally.
These panels are aimed to contribute to better understand how the emerging philanthropic trends emanating from new technology philanthropists develop their strategies, as well as shed light on how their evolving engagement potentially affects local and international educational development.
Please join us at the event. More information about the date and time of the panels will be provided when the programme is available:
Panel I will present three papers that analyze the features and influence of the emerging philanthropic giving in education, both domestically in the US and internationally. They use research and data to illuminate both the promises and challenges to education as new donors seek to broaden their impact through collaboration, networking and innovating their methods and objectives based on evolving theories of change.
Chair: Alexandra Draxler, Senior Advisor, NORRAG
Megan Haggerty, Coordinator, International Education Funders Group
The promises and challenges of diverse philanthropic camps in education: A view from the funders
Lara Patil, Adviser, NORRAG
The Evolution of Silicon Valley Philanthropy: “Disruption” and the Implications for Educational Development
Marina Avelar, Adviser, NORRAG
“Foundations are everywhere, all the time”: New philanthropy’s diffuse approach to education policy-making
Discussant: Karen Mundy, OISE University of Toronto
Panel II presents a series of case studies from the perspective of donors, implementers and scholars on the practice of private actors, notably philanthropists, that illuminate the blurring of boundaries between various kinds of donors, concerns on the part of both donors and recipients about policy influence, intent, impact, the public good and evaluation in the broadest sense.
Chair: Natasha Ridge, Executive Director of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research
Hugh McLean, OSF
Disruption, Dissemblance and Dissidence in an Age of Reaction
Steven Ehrenberg, FHI360
Expanding the range of international input for workforce preparation in Rwanda, Afghanistan and Myanmar: emboldening or disrupting the public sector?
Kathryn Moeller, Visiting Assistant Professor, Stanford University (principal presenter) and Rebecca Tarlau, Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University
“Philanthropizing” Consent: How a Private Foundation Pushed through National Learning Standards in Brazil
Tyler Hook, Doctoral Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Classroom Disruptions: New Philanthropy and Education Policy Reform in Liberia
Discussant: Lara Patil, Advisor, NORRAG