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Naviwala, Nadia – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2016
Pakistan suffers from an extensive education crisis. Millions of Pakistani children do not attend school, and those that do must deal with absent teachers and poor learning environments, among other challenges. While this crisis is frequently discussed in Pakistan and beyond, it is often misunderstood. This new Wilson Center report, based on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attendance, Teacher Attendance, Interviews
Vallas, Paul – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2014
In this essay, Paul Vallas--education reform expert and key advisor to the government of Haiti in developing its national education plan--discusses his plan for Haiti. The paper explores the successes and challenges of education reform in Haiti, before and after the earthquake that devastated the nation in 2010. The essay describes the…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Foreign Countries, Emergency Programs, Educational Planning
Hughes, Kent H., Ed.; Byers, Elizabeth A., Ed. – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars was delighted to host a group of current and former Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fellowship program. Outstanding math and science teachers in America's K-12 schools, the Einstein Fellows spend a year (or sometimes two) working on…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Educational Change, Science Teachers
Seif, Hinda – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2009
As demographics shift and immigration is a hotly contested area of US civic life, the civic preparation and participation of Latin American immigrant youth is becoming increasingly important. The author examines the growing literature on this topic, inquiring into the political and demographic changes that have stimulated this area of inquiry, the…
Descriptors: Youth, Immigrants, Latin Americans, Hispanic Americans
Bryan, Elizabeth, Ed. – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2008
Over the last several decades a number of strategies have emerged and evolved to promote gender equity in development efforts. Yet debates regarding the relative efficacy of these strategies remain. On Thursday, April 26, 2007, the Woodrow Wilson Center convened a group of experts on gender and development to address the issue of gender inequality…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Developing Nations, Females, Poverty
Nader, Jacqueline – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2008
Ensuring that every child grows up with a strong education is a deeply rooted American value. Over time, however, the basic preparation that American students need to succeed in the world has changed. Now, with a competitive global economy and the importance of technology in the fields of health, energy, and engineering, the United States must…
Descriptors: Seminars, Textbooks, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2007
While Brazil has successfully achieved universal access to basic education, the quality of education remains stubbornly low. A recent study by the Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada (IPEA) shows that the average 25 years old Brazilian has completed only nine years of education. Almost eleven percent of the population is illiterate and a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Low Achievement, Educational Attainment
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2006
"Thinking Brazil" is an electronic publication of the Brazil Institute. This issue of "Thinking Brazil" highlights the research of Elizabeth Balbachevsky. On July 24, 2006, Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and Associate Professor of Political Science, Universidade de Sao Paulo, presented her research on the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Research
Hughes, Kent, Ed.; Sha, Lynn, Ed. – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2006
These proceedings from a conference with leading experts examines the hugely successful American model of technological and scientific innovation. They stress the critical importance of government funding of physical science for the realms of national security, education, and industry. Kent Hughes and Frederick M. Bush, both of the Woodrow Wilson…
Descriptors: Government Role, Physical Sciences, Scientific Research, Scientific Methodology
Strum, Philippa, Ed.; Biette, David, Ed. – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2005
The Conference proceedings include an Introduction by Demetrios Papademetriou. Two panels presented speakers as follows: Panel I: Elementary and Secondary (K-12) Education: (1) Immigrant Integration and "Bilingual" Education (Alec Ian Gershberg); (2) Absent Policies: Canadian Strategies for the Education and Integration of Immigrant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Adult Literacy, Immigrants
Hathaway, Robert M., Ed. – Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2005
Washington seems to be in a season of worrying--some might say "obsessing"--about the education system in Pakistan. The 9/11 Commission, whose final report has become a fixture on the bestseller lists, has highlighted the links between international terrorism and Pakistan's religious seminaries, or "madaris", and recommended…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Terrorism, Elementary Education, Islam