Videos

EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEO 1: Empowerment and health? Exploring the complexities and contractions for health and education. Public Lecture by Dr. Grace Spencer and Dr. Miranda van Reeuwijk.

On November 4, the Education and International Development research group organised a public lecture with Dr. Grace Spencer (University of Nottingham) and Dr. Miranda van Reeuwijk (Rutgers WPF). This public lecture is geared to unpacking the notion of empowerment and examine how a more nuanced understanding can support efforts to improve young people’s health and rights.

EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEO 2: Promoting Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Through Education: What Have Men Got To Do With It? Public Lecture by Jan Reynders and Rachel Ploem

On April 15, 2014, the IS Academie EID organized a public lecture with Jan Reynders (senior consultant) and Rachel Ploem (Rutgers WPF and MenCare+), who discussed the interlinkages between Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Education, focusing on the involvement of men in promoting SRHR, achieving gender justice, and the prevention of gender based violence.

EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEO 3: Does liberal peace building work and is it sustainable? The role of education in peace building in Northern Ireland Public Lecture by Alan Smith

On May 15, 2013, the IS Academie organized a public lecture that highlights some of the challenge that remain in securing a sustainable peace in Northern Ireland. Prof. Alan Smith (University of Ulster, UK) shares his insights in how successful the ‘liberal peace building’ has been in transforming the conflict in Northern Ireland.

EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEO 4: Short documentary: Ramiro – a teacher’s journey

This short (24 minute) documentary tells the story of Ramiro, a Bolivian teacher and taxi-driver who is determined to leave a life of poverty and discrimination. He is about to finish his 5-year teacher education programme, a study career he could only pursue with the financial support of his family and his work as a taxi-driver. There are many challenges to being a teacher in present day Bolivia – a context of radical social and political transformations, as is illustrated in the film by the commentaries of Bolivian academic and education expert Maria Luisa Talavera.

This film is an IS Academie production. Produced and directed by Mieke Lopes Cardozo and Rikjan Scholten, 2012. It was produced in the context of a 5 year long research project on teacher education and social transformation in Bolivia. For more information please contact mlopescardozo@fmg.uva.nl.

This IS Academie EID documentary Ramiro – A teacher’s journey was presented at the upcoming PILAS (Postgraduates in Latin American Studies) Conference, University of Liverpool, UK (19-21 June 2013). For more information on the conference, including details of the documentaries that are going to be shown, please see the PILAS website.

EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEO 5: Between Austerity and Security: Development Cooperation and Education Systems in Low-income Countries Public lecture by Mario Novelli

On November 29, 2012, Mario Novelli of the Centre for International Education (CIE) at the University of Sussex discusses the effects of the global financial crisis and the new security agenda on international development assistance to education. Discussants are Ronald Wormgoor (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Lia van Nieuwenhuijzen (Save the Children Netherlands).

EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEO 6: The New Global Governance Paradigm in Education: Public-private partnerships and social justice (I). Susan Robertson
Susan Robertson, director of the Centre of Educational and Globalisation at the University of Bristol, examines the dual agenda for education, arguing that current views of public private partnerships, as a way of realising Education For All goals, severely limits the potential of education.

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EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEO 7: The New Global Governance Paradigm in Education: Public-private partnerships and social justice (II). Olga Nieuwenhuys

Olga Nieuwenhuys, associate professor at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, argues that private-public partnerships are highly profitable for private educational entrepreneurs but drain public funds, fail to create new jobs or opportunities, exasperate the competition for diplomas and force young diploma holders to migrate abroad in search of unskilled jobs.

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EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEO 8: Is education the solution for poverty? Lecture by Xavier Bonal
Xavier Bonal, Associate Professor in Sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, argues that education is not the solution to end poverty.

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EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEO 9: Is education the solution for poverty? Discussion by Jos van Heijningen and Machteld Ooijens

Reaction to Bonal’s lecture given by ICCO and Plan Netherlands, two prominent Dutch NGOs specializing in the promotion of education in the developing world.

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EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEO 10: Civil Society, Education and Global Development

By Karen Mundy, Co-Director of the Comparative International and Development Education Centre, University of Toronto and founder of the Canada Global Campaign For Education.

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EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIDEO 11: Achieving the EFA goals by 2015: too many broken promises, missed opportunities and blind alleys?

By Yusuf Sayed (Univ. of Sussex) y Kailash Sathyarthi (president of the Global Campaign for Education).

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