The Future of Education. The role of education in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Key Note: Xavier Bonal, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Comments: Pier Paolo Pasqualoni (Universität Klagenfurt), Lydia Walter (Austrian UN Youth Delegate 2014), Nafisa Baboo (Light for the World)

Zeit/Time: Montag, 27. April 2015, 18.30 Uhr
Ort/Location: Wagner-Saal, C3 - Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung Sensengasse 3, 1090 Wien

In englischer Sprache ohne Übersetzung. Einleitungstext auf Deutsch unten!


‘Education is a major catalyst for development’. This is one of the messages of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, for millions of children the promises made by the international community in the MGDs have delivered too little and too slowly. Inclusive and equitable quality education for all remains an unachieved goal.
This September, the UN General Assembly will adopt new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will replace the MDGs. They will be much broader in scope and applicable to all countries worldwide, including Austria.

What role will the SDGs attribute to education? To what extent are their education goals an improvement to the MDGs and the Education for All (EFA) process? What relevance do the issues of educational equity and education quality have for the SDG agenda? And is it really true that ‘education is a major catalyst for development’?

Prof. Xavier Bonal, expert in international education, partly disagrees, contending that education can also be a powerful instrument to maintain social injustice. He will discuss these and other questions related to the future of education with other education experts. Apart from the global perspective there will also be time to discuss what the new education goals could mean for Austria.



Die Zukunft der Bildung. Die Rolle der Bildung in den Sustainable Development Goals.

"Bildung ist ein Schlüssel für eine gerechtere Welt",  so der Text der Millenniumsentwicklungsziele (MDGs). Oder kann Bildung auch zum Erhalt ungerechter Strukturen beitragen, wie Xavier Bonal, Bildungssoziologe an der Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, argumentiert?

Bildung muss gerecht verteilt sein, sie muss Qualität für alle bieten und sie muss ganzheitlich, über alle Bildungsebenen und -formen hinweg, gefördert werden - das sind die wesentlichen Lehren aus den internationalen Bildungsinitiativen der MDGs und des Education for All Prozesses, die beide 2015 auslaufen.

Bildung ist Menschenrecht und nimmt eine Schlüsselrolle im Entwicklungsprozess ein. Daher soll die neue internationale Entwicklungsagenda, die Sustainable Development Goals, wieder ein Bildungsziel enthalten.

Welche Rolle wird Bildung in der zukünftigen Entwicklungsagenda zugesprochen? Welchen Stellenwert haben Bildungsgerechtigkeit und Bildungsqualität in den Debatten um die SDGs? Diesen und anderen Fragen wird die Diskussionsveranstaltung der Plattform "Globale Bildungsgerechtigkeit" nachgehen und dabei die Perspektiven des globalen Nordens und Südens berücksichtigen.

Die Plattform "Globale Bildungsgerechtigkeit" versteht sich als offener Zusammenschluss österreichischer Organisationen, die sich für Bildungsgerechtigkeit in globaler Perspektive einsetzen. Getragen wird sie derzeit von: Bundesjugendvertretung, Jugend Eine Welt, Kindernothilfe Österreich, Licht für die Welt, ÖFSE, Paulo Freire Zentrum, Südwind Agentur.

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Organizer:

The event is organized by the new Platform ’Globale Bildungsgerechtigkeit‘ which is an open coalition of Austrian organizations aiming to contribute to education equity in a global perspective.

Current members are: Bundesjugendvertretung, Jugend Eine Welt, Kindernothilfe Österreich, Licht für die Welt, ÖFSE, Paulo Freire Zentrum, Südwind Agentur.

Speakers:

Xavier Bonal, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Keynote speech)
Nafisa Baboo, Senior Inclusive Education Advisor, Licht für die Welt
Pier Paolo Pasqualoni, University of Klagenfurt
Lydia Walter, Bundesjugendvertretung, Austrian UN youth delegate 2014

Facilitator: Margarita Langthaler, ÖFSE


Programme:

18.30: Welcome– Gerald Faschingeder, Plattform ‘Globale Bildungsgerechtigkeit‘

18.35: Keynote Speech: The SDGs and the international debate on education – Xavier Bonal, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

19.00: Comments:
The issue of education equity in Austria - Pier Paolo Pasqualoni, University of Klagenfurt
Will the SDG education goal meet the global South’s education needs? - Nafisa Baboo, Light for the World
The political economy of the making of international development agendas - Lydia Walter, Austrian UN Youth Delegate 2014

19.30: Discussion

20.30: Closure and Wine Reception

Facilitator: Margarita Langthaler, Austrian Foundation for Development Research


About the speakers:

Nafisa Baboo is the Senior Inclusive Education Advisor for Light for the World, a confederation of NGOs promoting the rights of people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups in the poorest parts of the world. She is a qualified speech-language therapist and audiologist, with a Masters in Inclusive Education, focusing on the inclusion of blind students in regular schools.

Xavier Bonal is Professor of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Special Professor of Education and International Development at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is the director of the research group Globalisation, Education and Social Policies (GEPS) at the UAB and co-director of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Education Policies (GIPE). He is currently director of the GLOBED Project, an Erasmus Mundus Masters on Education Policies for Global Development.

Gerald Faschingeder is director of the Paulo Freire Center for Transdisciplinary Development Research and Dialogical Education in Vienna. Besides this he is lecturer at the department for International Development at the University of Vienna. His current work focuses on culture and international development as well as on education and uneven development.

Margarita Langthaler is a researcher at the Austrian Foundation for Development Research. Her current work focuses on education policies and strategies in development cooperation as well as on vocational education and skills development

Pier Paolo Pasqualoni is a Senior Scientist at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Department of Adult and Vocational Education, as well as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Innsbruck, Department of Education. He teaches regularly as a guest lecturer at various universities, in particular in Italy and South-East Asia.

Lydia Walter studied International Relations in the Netherlands and Italy and focused on human rights and the UN system. As the Austrian Youth Delegate to the United Nations 2014, Lydia brought the input from young Austrians to the UN General Assembly in New York. Together with Youth Delegates from all over the world she aimed to influence the post-2015 Agenda by emphasizing the importance of young people's engagement in the process of creating and implementing a new development agenda.


 

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