RISE Annual Conference 2019 - Call for Papers

Center for Global Development, Washington, DC
RISE Annual Conference 2019

RISE Programme Annual Conference

Call for Papers (Deadline Friday, 15 March 2019)

Wednesday, 19 June to Thursday, 20 June 2019*
Center for Global Development, Washington, DC

We invite you to submit a paper for, or express your interest in attending, the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Programme Annual Conference.

Countries made dramatic progress on schooling goals with systems that were coherent around the expansion of schooling. To achieve learning goals, systems of basic education need to construct relationships of accountability and support that are coherent around expanding learning for all—and these do not currently exist in many countries. RISE is seeking to diagnose why such incoherencies exist, and to propose therapeutic solutions that are evidentially supported, analytically grounded, and contextually adapted.

The 2019 RISE Conference will cover both diagnostic and therapeutic themes. Presentations will draw on research undertaken in existing RISE countries—Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Tanzania, and Vietnam—plus a new RISE Country Research Team. In addition, we are issuing an open call for papers from researchers working on these and any other developing countries.

Submissions are invited in any area of research relating to education systems, although papers in the following areas are particularly welcome:

  • Demand for education – What are stakeholders demanding from education systems? Can stakeholders provide demand-side accountability that drives up education quality?
  • Learning inequalities and social mobility – How should we measure learning to draw meaningful comparisons across groups and countries, and over time? Where do learning inequalities exist, and why? How, and to what extent, can more equitable learning contribute to better life outcomes?
  • Inside the classroom – What is being taught in classrooms? Which curricula and teaching methods are proving in/effective?
  • Innovation – Are education systems generating, evaluating, and scaling innovations in learning, and if not, why not?

Authors should submit a full-length paper, not an abstract by noon UK GMT on Friday, 15 March 2019 to rise@bsg.ox.ac.uk. Ideally, the paper will be at (or close to) the stage of submitting to a working paper series. More preliminary work will be considered for inclusion, if space allows. There is no maximum or minimum word limit, or required format.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please visit the RISE website and fill in the online form (or click the link below). Email correspondence can be directed to the RISE communications team (rise@bsg.ox.ac.uk). Authors of accepted papers will be notified no later than 5 April 2019. RISE will reimburse the cost of return travel and up to two night’s accommodation in Washington, DC for all presenters. General attendees will be notified of a conference place from April 2019.

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