Name and Title:
Nestor Quixtan, MA, MBA, TESOL, SPC
Area of the World:
English (I could also do Spanish, and pushing it a bit... French and Portuguese)
Teachers, Administrators, students, academics, policymakers
Short Session Description:
We will discuss how we can use the resources we have to improve the quality of education as outlined by SDG Goal #4.
Full Session Description:
The Sustainable Development Goals outline targets that all countries around the world must meet in order to achieve growth that enables the improvement of living conditions around the world. In particular, goal #4 focuses on quality education. While this goal is certainly important to ensuring that all children have access to education (at least primary school education anyway) governments don't always strive to ensure that the education children actually receive it congruent to the reality facing the world today.
As such, the quality of education is essentially measure in terms of school enrollment and literacy rates. However, can we be really certain that the curriculum and the contents being presented in the classroom are actually going to help children become productive in the future?
That is why the aim of the this presentation is to discuss what quality education means and how quality can be improved especially when there is very little money to invest in improving infrastructure and paying teachers better salaries. We will look at the role technology plays in quality education as well as the internet as a viable alternative.
This presentation is based on presenting quantitative data in order to contrast it with empirical information that can lead to discussion on the ways in which quality education is measured and what teachers, administrations and policymakers can do to provide students with the tools they need to be successful in the years to come.