2017 EPS Conference



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EPS 2017 Annual Conference

University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 6-7, 2017

All events occur in 159 Education Building unless otherwise noted

Thursday, April 6

1 PM: ​Welcome

1:15-3 PM Film and Discussion: Starving the Beast

3:15-4:30 PM Research Methods Workshop for Graduate Students: Case Study Methods
-Lesley Bartlett, University of Wisconsin-Madison
-Oren Pizmony-Levy, Teachers college, Columbia University

5 PM Welcome
-Adam Nelson, Chair, Education Policy Studies

5:10-5:55 PM Keynote: Oren Pizmony Levy, Teachers College, Columbia University

Title: Origins and Consequences of International Assessments in Education

6-6:30 PM Discussants:
-Tom Popkewitz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
-David Kaplan, University of Wisconsin-Madison

6:30-7:00 PM General discussion

Friday, April 7

9-9:45 AM Keynote: Professor Amita Chudgar, Michigan State University

Title: Inequality in Teacher Distribution Cross-nationally: What Do We Know, Why Is It Important?

9:45-10 AM Discussion

10-10:20 AM Small group discussion

10:30-11:30 Panel: Interventions in Inequality
-Professor Kathryn Moeller, University of Wisconsin Madison
Title: The Girl Effect: Corporate Interventions in Radicalized and Gendered Poverty

-Professor Li-Ching Ho,  University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Tracking and Citizenship Education in Singapore

-Dean Shi Quihing, Xiamen university
Title: Quality of Undergraduate Enrollment at Different Types of College in China

-Professor John Baldacchino, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Unschooling

-Discussants: professor Shaofang Kang, Ningbo Unviersity, **

11:30-12 Small Group Discussions of Interventions of Inequality

12:15-1:45 Student panels (break-out rooms)

2-3 PM Flash Talks: Epistemologies and Research Methods for Inequalities in Education
-Amita Chugdar (economics and development studies)
-Nancy Kendall (comparative and international education (CIE))
-Stacy lee (anthropology)
-Adam Nelson (history)
-Oren Pizmony-Levy (sociology and CIE)

Plus table discussions

3-3:45 PM Keynote: Professor Luis Gandin, Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul
Title:The Citizen School Project in Porto Alegre, Brazil and the Expansion of the Education Imaginary

3:45-4 PM Discussion

4-4:30 Responses: Efforts to Address Global Educational Inequality
-Professor Taucia Gonzalez, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Topic: Participatory Action Research
-Professor ​Nick Hillman, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Topic: Communicating our Work to Broad Audiences

4:30-5 Whole group discussion: How to move equity forward in our own work

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