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2017 International Summer School on “Education and Development”
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Organizer:China Institute for Educational Finance Research (CIEFR), Peking University
Co-organizer:World Bank Global Education Practice / Institute of Education, National Research University-Higher School of Economics
Time:July 2nd-7th, 2017
Address:The Lake-view Hotel, Peking University

  All countries face the problem of allocating limited resources to investments in different sectors (for example, infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, health, and education). Within each sector choices have to be made between alternative uses of the available resources to increase as much as possible the benefit to the individuals, families and society. Good financial analysis of different investments in the education sector is critical to optimize results. What should shape, from a financial perspective, the government (and also family and individual) decision to invest in a particular input or program?

  To answer this critical question many aspects need to be taken into account. The first one is why government or individuals invest scare resources to finance and/or provide education? Then you need to face questions about what is the more effective way to provide the education service, is it through private or public providers, with traditional mechanism or innovative ones, supporting general or technical education, investing more early on or later in the life cycle? Other questions can be, for example: who (including which level of governments) should finance higher education or other types and levels of education, what skills to promote from the education sector, what motivates the stakeholders in the education sector, how to guarantee equity in the education outcomes, what funding allocation mechanisms should be used for a particular program.

  The workshop will discuss elements that policymakers may consider when answering these types of questions. More concretely within the following areas:

  -Early Childhood Development and Early Education

  -Skills and TVET

  -Higher Education

  -Innovations in Financing Education

  -Public Private Partnerships

  -Financing Compulsory Education

  -Financing in Education: Challenges and Options

  -How to Create Demand for Education (CCT and student loans)

  -School Vouchers

  The Summer School 2017 will cover these critical topics of education and development mainly in the context of globalization. Discussions will be initiated with an introduction covering the fundamental concepts, issues and innovative educational financing initiatives of education and development, taking a look of education and development issues in different countries and covering different educational levels, and explore current relevant issues in education and development.

Facilitator: Zhen Huang
Tel: 010-62753628 /13811932648
Email: zhhuang @ciefr.pku.edu.cn

Day 1 July 2

18:00-18:15 Arrival and Registration
18:15-18:45 Opening RemarksIntroduction of the Summer School and Participants
18:45-19:45 An Overview of Education and Development

    Eduardo Velez (Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University)

Day 2 July 3  Issues in Early Childhood Development and Early Education

9:00-10:00 The Importance of Early Childhood Development

    Mary Young (Director, Center for Child Development, China Development Research Foundation)

10:00-10:15 Tea break
10:15-11:15 Early Childhood Education in China

    Yingquan Song (Associate Professor, China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University)

11:15-12:15 Group Discussion

    Participants discuss in groups on the main messages from the presentations prepare and present a 3 minutes presentation on one particular aspects based on the internal discussion

12:15-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 The Project Cycle. How to identify issues, design solutions, monitor implementation and evaluation- A case study from World Bank

    Eduardo Velez (Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University)

15:00-17:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A Session.

    A panel, composed by the three presenters, will discuss critical issues issues on childhood development and early education and will answer questions from the Plenary on childhood development and early education and will answer questions from the Plenary

17:00-17:15 Wrap Up (Takeaways from the day).
17:15-19:00 Dinner

Day 3 July 4 Technical Vocational Education and Training

9:00-9:30 TVET International Trends

    Liping Xiao (Senior Education Specialist, World Bank)

9:30-10:15 How Yunnan is improving the TVET system-- The case of a demand driven approach

    Tiezheng Fu (Deputy Director of Yunnan Foreign Loan Office of Yunnan Education Department)

10:15-10:30 Tea Break
10:30-11:30 A General View of TVET in China

    Jin Yang (Director, Central Institute for Vocational and Technical Education, MOE, China)

11:30-12:30 Question and Answer

    Moderator: Po Yang

12:30:14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Financing of TVET in China

    Po Yang (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Peking University)

15:00-16:00 The Main Characteristics of the Korean TVET System

    Kye Woo Lee (Professor of Economics, KDI School of Public Policy and Management)

16:00-17:00 Question and Answer

    Moderator: Eduardo Velez

17:00-18:30 Dinner

Day 4 July 5 Issues in Compulsory Education

9:00-10:00 Compulsory Education Development in Shanghai: Experiences and Innovations

    Houqing Yin (Former-Vice Director of Shanghai Education Commission, Director of Shanghai Education Association)

10:00-11:00 Financing Compulsory Education

    Rong Wang (Director and Professor, China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University)

11:00-11:15 Tea Break
11:15-12:30 Group Discussions (40 minutes discussions + 4 presentations with 5 minutes each)
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Education Policy Making in China: Political Logic and Practical Consequence

    Mingxing Liu (Professor, China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University)

15:00-15:15 Tea Break
15:15-16:15 Increasing Private Financial Resources in Education

    Kai-Ming Cheng (Former Vice Chancellor, The University of Hong Kong)

16:15-17:15 Group discussion and Presentation
17:15-19:00 Dinner

Day 5 July 6  Higher Education Development

9:00-10:00 Higher Education Development

    Isak Froumin (Head of Institute of Education at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics)

10:00-10:15 Tea Break
10:15-12:15 Issues in Higher Education Finance

    Jianguo Wei (Associate Professor, China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University)

12:15-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-16:00 School Visit
16:00-21:00 Dinner &Excursion

Day 6 July 7 Innovative Topics in Financing Education

9:00-10:00 Decentralization and Centralization of Fiscal System and Education Finance Policy in China

    Mingxing Liu (Professor, China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University)

10:00-10:15 Tea Break
10:15-11:15 PPP in public service sectors: China's latest policies and practices

    Xiaoxi Kan ( Department of Finance, Ministry of Finance, TBD)

11:15-12:15 Question and Answer
12:15-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 School Vouchers and Conditional Cash Transfers

    Ning Fu ( Education Specialist, World Bank)

15:00-15:15 Tea Break
15:15-16:15 Student Loans

    Jianguo Wei (Associate Professor, China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University)

16:15-17:15 Open Discussion
17:15-17:30 Closing remarks
17:30-19:00 Commencement
How to apply?:


  The program is free of charge for the participants. CIEFR will cover local costs including the conference, lunches and dinner. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and hotel accommodations.

  How to apply?

  All applicants shall submit the application form (attached) by May 20, 2017 to zhhuang@ciefr.pku.edu.cn

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