Making Quality Education Inclusive for All Children

Venue: Conference Hall, CDPR

Date: 21st October 2016, Friday

Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) hosted its third Lahore Policy Exchange talk on “Making Quality Education Inclusive for All Children.” Although schools in Pakistan have seen improvements in enrollment and infrastructure, getting to school and learning in school remain much more difficult for children from marginalized backgrounds. The policy talk focused on making quality education inclusive for all children that is bringing children to school and encouraging learning regardless of the backgrounds they come from and their ability to learn. Two researchers working on the TEACh project will spoke at the event: Pauline Rose, Professor of International Education at the University of Cambridge and Director of REAL, spoke on other countries’ experiences with inclusivity in education, and how the TEACh project expands our current knowledge on how to determine best practices. Rabea Malik, Research Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), talked about how inclusivity in education has been missing from Pakistan’s education reform agenda and what TEACh research in Punjab is reveals on how to design effective policies. Faisal Bari, Director of IDEAS, moderated the discussion and provided opening remarks. Policy exchange dialogue took place at the end, when the question and answer session took place amongst the audience and the presenters.