Access to Quality Education and Building Relevant Skills
Each of the proposed thematic sessions would consider cross-cutting issues such as governance and institutions, and gender considerations. They will also discuss innovations in methods and approaches towards assessing the impacts of policy reform and addressing knowledge gaps in achieving inclusive development. The thematic issues mentioned will be subsequently defined by specific sub-themes and key questions to be addressed. They will be deliberated upon in parallel sessions featuring a set of papers selected through a competitive call for papers with particular emphasis on young researchers from the Global South.
What are the key barriers to accessing quality education for all individuals, especially girls and women, and how can they be overcome?
How can education systems be strengthened to provide relevant and inclusive learning opportunities for all learners, particularly students belonging to disadvantaged communities?
How best can the quality deficit at all levels of education be plugged to address employability concerns?
How can educational institutions and stakeholders ensure that the skills taught align with the job market’s and society’s evolving needs?
How can education systems be made more inclusive and equitable, particularly for marginalized and disadvantaged groups?
How can digital literacy and technology integration be effectively integrated into educational curricula to enhance learning outcomes and advance equity?
How can education contribute to the overall human development and well-being of individuals, beyond just acquiring skills and knowledge?
Note: The questions given above are indicative only. Potential paper writers are welcome to contribute on additional relevant sub-themes as well.