Education and the Sustainable Development Goals

28 November 2016, 4.00 PM - 28 November 2016, 6.00 PM

Simon McGrath, Leon Tikly and Michael Crossley

Room 2.26 35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, BS8 1JA

Three leading researchers in the field of education and development debate the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what they mean for education. Leon Tikly will present on conceptualising education for sustainable development. Simon McGrath will consider the SDGs from a rights perspective and consider the implications for post-school education.  Michael Crossley will ask to what extent the new SDGs are engaging with the distinctive needs and priorities of Small Island Development States at the sharp end of climate change. 

Simon McGrath is Academic Lead for the University of Nottingham’s Sustainable Development Research Priority Area. His research focuses on education-development links, especially at the post-school level, policies on the internationalisation of higher education in small states, and the development of new approaches to institutional development and evaluation in vocational education and training.

Leon Tikly is Research Director of GSOE and Director of CIRE. His work focuses on conceptualising and improving the quality of school education in sub-Saharan Africa and raising the achievement of Black and Minority Ethnic learners at risk of underachieving in the United Kingdom and Europe. He is lead tutor for the M-level unit Education, Inequality and Social Justice.

Michael Crossley leads the International Development and Comparative Research in Education unit on the Masters programme. His major research interests relate to the future of comparative and international education; the dilemmas of uncritical international transfer in education policy and research; and educational development in small states. 

Contact information

Jane Neebe jn14126@bristol.ac.uk

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