NIE invited to participate in Educating Students for a Diverse and Rapidly Changing World Conference, Harvard University
Monday, 08 May 2017
From left to right: Professor Fernando M Reimers (Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University), Wendy Kopp (CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All), Associate Professor Ng Pak Tee (Associate Dean for Leadership Learning), Professor Sergio Cárdenas (Professor in the Department of Public Administration at the Center for Economics Research and Teaching [CIDE], Mexico), Miho Taguma (Senior Policy Analyst in the Early Childhood and Schools Division, OECD), María Figueroa (Dean of the Education Faculty at the Universidad Externado de Colombia)
NIE was invited by Harvard University to participate in the Educating Students for a Diverse and Rapidly Changing World Conference on 8–10 May 2017 at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Associate Professor Ng Pak Tee, Global Education Innovation (GEI) Lab Member and the Associate Dean for NIE’s Leadership Learning, represented NIE at the invite-only conference. The 3-day conference brought together about 200 leaders of policy, practice and research from around the world to discuss how to best educate students to develop the competencies needed to thrive in the 21st century. Conference attendees engaged in important discussions about the ways in which they can advance the work of providing quality education for all students in the 21st century, with support from the Global Education Innovation Initiative (GEII)’s research findings the partners have been conducting for the last 2 years. GEII partners also convened on 11 May 2017 to immediately discuss the possible implementations and future plans to advance the GEII and Harvard University’s partnership with NIE.