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09.12.2016 - Education Sector

UNESCO round-table on the role of research in quality education

A round-table discussion titled “Action and research in UNESCO Education Support” is being organized at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris as part of a joint International Francophone Association for Scientific Research in Education (AFIRSE) and French National Commission seminar.

The seminar on 12 December will examine the role of research in ensuring quality education for all. It focuses on the contribution of the late Professor Gaston Mialaret to education research and pays tribute to his life’s work. Professor Mialaret, who died in January 2016, is best known for reforming higher education teaching. His long-standing collaboration with UNESCO includes his working as Director of UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education from 1987-88.  

Professors Mialaret and Maurice Debesse (teacher, scientist and scholar) coordinated the writing of the Treaty on Pedagogical Sciences (1969-1978) which remains a reference for good practices in educational research. 

The round-table will examine how research feeds into UNESCO support to education and how UNESCO contributes to education research, focusing on five themes: early childhood care and development; ICT; curriculum; teachers; and global monitoring of the global education agenda.

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