NFER at CIES annual conference

Monday 18 April 2022

12:00 pm - 1.30 pm


The 66th Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference will take place as a hybrid event from 18 – 22 April.

NFER’s Research Manager, Juliet Kotonya, will join the session on ‘Accountability reforms to improve learning outcomes; aligning modes of coordination, structures and incentives for educational improvement’, reflecting NFER’s work as an independent evaluator of a Schools Inspections and Improvement programme in Eastern Uganda.

Alongside Daniel Kyasanga from Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS), Juliet will present the paper ‘From practice to policy – collaboration between the non-state sector and the Ugandan government to strengthen accountability systems’, discussing findings from the PEAS project in Uganda and looking at if or how a new improvement-oriented inspection framework managed to reorient school leaders perceptions of inspections and support school improvement.

About CIES
CIES is dedicated to increasing understanding of educational issues, trends, and policies through comparative, intercultural, and international perspectives. Featuring keynote and plenary panels as well as networking opportunities, the annual conference brings together researchers, practitioners, students and policy makers to explore the chosen theme from a variety of perspectives.
The theme for 2022 is Illuminating the Power of Idea/lism - looking at the global experience of the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of nativism and fundamentalism, CIES 2022 will seek to find ways to address these challenges by bringing forward new ideas with a sense of idealism in the work done by educationists.

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