62nd International Council on Education for Teaching World Assembly

Date: 
9 July 2018 to 11 July 2018
Venue: 
Texas A&M International University
City: 
Laredo Texas
Country: 
United States of America

The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) will be presenting its main activities and achievements during the 62nd International Council on Education for Teaching (ICET) World Assembly, which will take place at Texas A&M International University’s College of Education (TAMIU), from 9th to 11th July 2018 in Laredo, TX, (USA).  The Conference theme, "Expanding Access & Exploring Frontiers in Education," represents a call to action for explorers and pioneers redefining the frontier of teacher education.

ADEA’s participation is the result of several collaborative activities between the Association and the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). With co-funding from UNESCO the two partners in 2016 and 2017 conducted Most Significant Change story research projects to identify innovations in the education sector. The specific themes were innovations to improve the access, performance and retention of girls in school at the secondary level and to inspire girls to become teachers in 2016 and 2017 respectively. These two initiatives, which both align with the theme of ICET 2018 World Assembly – culminated in the identification of several innovations already collected into two comprehensive compendia.

The participation of ADEA and FAWE at ICET 2018 is an opportunity to share these innovations as well as the lessons learnt on the challenges in the work currently being done to improve learning and teaching in Africa. ADEA will run an exhibition booth during the conference and will present the activities of its Inter-Country Quality Node on Teaching and Learning (ICQN-TL), the recommendations of the ADEA 2017 Triennale as well as ADEA/FAWE Most Significant Change stories. 

In the same spirit, ADEA will take this important chance to publicise the key role that its ICQN-TL is playing and will play in the African continent. In the last few years, ADEA has set up 6 Inter Country Quality Nodes which are hosted by volunteering countries. ICQNs serve as catalysts in the process of accumulation of information on innovative educational experiences in Africa and for the implementation of the lessons that each country or group of countries draws from those experiences to improve their own programs. Rwanda is the host country of the ADEA’s ICQN on Teaching and Learning.

More info at www.tamiu.edu/coedu/ICET2018.shtml