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JSPS Core-to-Core Program (Asia-Africa Science Platforms) Symposium "Education Finance/Administration and Public Policy"

  • February 24, 2017
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  • Keywords: Event, International relations, Education

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Kobe University’s Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS) will hold an international symposium on “Education Finance/Administration and Public Policy” in Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, jointly with the Lao Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES), National University of Laos (NUOL), and Souphanouvong University (SU). This symposium is supported by JSPS Core-to-Core Program (Asia-Africa Science Platforms).

Everyone is welcome to participate. No registration is required.

Theme:
“Education Finance/Administration and Public Policy”

Dates:
February 24 (Friday), 2017, from 8:30 to 16:30
February 25 (Saturday), 2017, from 9:00 to 12:30
February 27 (Monday), 2017, from 8:30 to 12:30

Venue:
Lecture Hall, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, National University of Laos, Vientiane (February 24 & 25)
Main Building, Souphanouvong University, Luang Prabang (February 27)

Language:
English

Organizer:
Kobe University

Co-organizers:
Lao Ministry of Education and Sports
National University of Laos (NUOL)
Souphanouvong University

Contact:
Dr. Keiichi Ogawa, Professor, GSICS, Kobe University
e-mail: ogawa35@kobe-u. ac.jp
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(Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies)

Agenda: February 24 (Friday), 2017 @ NUOL

Opening Ceremony/ Group Photo (8:30- 9:00)
  • Her Excellency Madam Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun (Minister, Ministry of Education and Sports, Lao PDR)
  • Dr. Somsy Gnophanxay (President, National University of Laos)
  • Dr. Keiichi Ogawa (Professor, Kobe University)
PART 1: “Financing for Higher Education” (9:00–10:00)
Speakers:
  • “Education Finance and New Organization Structure of MoE in Myanmar”
    Dr. Aye Aye Myint (President & Professor, Yangon University of Education)
  • “New Organization Structure of MoE and University Financial Situation in Uganda”
    Dr. Eria Hisali (Principal & Professor, Makerere Univerity)
Discussants:
  • Assoc. Prof./ Dr. Saykhong Saynasine (Director General, Department of Higher Education, Lao Ministry of Education and Sports)
  • Dr. Somtchit Souksavath (Dean & Associate Professor, National University of Laos)
COFFEE BREAK/ NETWORKING SESSION (10:00-10:30)
PART 2: “Finance for Primary Education” (10:30–12:00)
Speakers:
  • “Financing Primary Education in Vietnam: From Half-day Schooling to Full-day Schooling”
    Dr. Pham Vu Thang (Director, Vietnam National University)
  • “Education Finance and Equitable Access in Ugandan Primary Education”
    Dr. James Wokadala (Senior Lecturer, Makerere University)
    Dr. Keiichi Ogawa (Professor, Kobe University)
    Ms. Clare Kemigisha (Assistant Lecturer, Makerere University)
  • “How do We Include Vulnerable Children in Schools? Focus on the Education Finance for Pupils with Disability”
    Dr. Jun Kawaguchi (Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba)
Discussants:
  • Mrs. Dara Phankonekham (Director General, Department of Finance, Lao Ministry of Education and Sports)
  • Mr. Yasumasa Nagaoka (Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency)
LUNCH (12:00-13:30)
PART 3: “Primary Education Administration” (13:30–14:30)
Speakers:
  • “Policies and Administration of Small Schools in Thailand: Capacity and Challenging Administration in Chiang Mai Province”
    Dr. Phetaree Rupavijetra (Associate Professor, Chiang Mai University)
    Dr. Keiichi Ogawa (Professor, Kobe University)
    Dr. Amornrat Paungtong (Doctoral Student, Chiang Mai University)
  • “Primary School Administration and Student Achievement in Lao PDR”
    Ms. Kana Takahashi (Doctoral Student, Kobe University)
Discussants:
  • Dr. Bounphan Xaymountry (Director General, Department of Planning, Lao Ministry of Education and Sports)
  • Dr. Phouphet Kyophilavong (Vice Dean & Associate Professor, National University of Laos)
COFFEE BREAK/ NETWORKING SESSION (14:30-15:00)
PART 4: “Financing for Teacher Education” (15:00–16:30)
Speakers:
  • “Incentivizing Teachers via Improved Design of Teacher Administration”
    Dr. Kizito Omala (Lecturer, Makerere University)
  • “Teacher professional Development in Malawi: Exploring the Role of School Administrators in Teacher Learning”
    Ms. Lizzie Chiwaula (Senior Research Fellow, University of Malawi)
    Dr. Keiichi Ogawa (Professor, Kobe University)
  • “Financing on Education College in Myanmar”
    Dr. Keiichi Ogawa (Professor, Kobe University)
    Mr. Jeje Moses (Doctoral Candidate, Kobe University)
    Dr. Jun Kawaguchi (Assistant Professor, University of Tsukuba)
Discussants:
  • Mr. Yasumasa Nagaoka (Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency)
  • Dr. Aye Aye Myint (President & Professor, Yangon University of Education)

Agenda: February 25 (Saturday), 2017 @ NUOL

PART 5: “Education Financing on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)” (9:00-10:00)
Speakers:
  • “Financing for Early Childhood Care and Education in Japan”
    Dr. Katsuki Sakaue (Research Fellow, Kobe University)
    Dr. Keicihi Ogawa (Professor, Kobe University)
  • “The Impact of Household’s Characteristics and Government Provision on Early Childhood Development”
    Dr. Viriyasack Sisouphanthong (Lecturer, National University of Laos)
    Dr. Keiichi Ogawa (Professor, Kobe University)
Discussants:
  • Dr. Mithong Souvanvixay (Director General, Department of Pre-Primary/ Primary Education, Lao Ministry of Education and Sports)
  • Dr. Phanhpakit Onphanhdala (Deputy Director, Lao-Japan Center, National University of Laos)
COFFEE BREAK/ NETWORKING (10:00-10:30)
PART 6: “Financing on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Economic Growth” (10:30-12:00)
Speakers:
  • “Capacity Building of Technical Teachers and Significance of Labor Market-Oriented TVET in South Asia”
    Dr. Ki-Seok Lee (Research Professor, Seoul National University)
  • “An Analysis on Quality and Relevance of Technical Vocational College (TVC) in Lao PDR”
    Mr. Yo Sengsouliya (Lecturer, Champasack Universtiy)
    Dr. Keiichi Ogawa (Professor, Kobe University)
  • “Causal Relationship among Natural Resources, Growth and Education in Lao PDR”
    Dr. Phouphet Kyophilavong (Vice Dean & Associate Professor, National University of Laos)
    Dr. Keiichi Ogawa (Professor, Kobe University)
Discussants:
  • Dr. Phouvieng Phoumilay (Director General, Technical Vocational Education, Lao Ministry of Education and Sports)
  • Dr. Bounmy Inthakesone (Vice Head & Lecturer, National University of Laos)
Closing Ceremony (12:00-12:30)
  • Dr. Phout Simmavong (Vice President, National University of Laos)
  • Dr. Keiichi Ogawa (Professor, Kobe University)

Agenda: February 27 (Monday), 2017 @ Souphanouvong University

Opening Ceremony/ Group Photo (8:30- 9:00)
  • Dr. Vixay Chansavang (President, Souphanouvong University)
  • Dr. Aye Aye Myint (President, Yangon University of Education)
PART 7: “Education Finance and Administration (1)” (9:00–10:30)
Speakers:
  • “Education Finance and New Organization Structure of MoE in Myanmar”
    Dr. Aye Aye Myint (Rector & Professor, Yangon University of Education)
  • “Capacity Building of Technical Teachers and Significance of Labor Market-Oriented TVET in South Asia”
    Dr. Ki-Seok Lee (Research Professor, Seoul National University)
  • “Education Finance and Equitable Access in Ugandan Primary Education”
    Dr. James Wokadala (Senior Lecturer, Makerere University)
    Dr. Keiichi Ogawa (Professor, Kobe University)
    Ms. Clare Kemigisha (Assistant Lecturer, Makerere University)
Discussants:
  • Mr. Bounthanh Southaphong (Faculty of Education, Souphanouvong University)
  • Dr. Pham Vu Thang (Director, Vietnam National University)
COFFEE BREAK/ NETWORKING (10:00-10:30)
PART 8: “Education Finance and Administration (2)” (10:30-12:00)
Speakers:
  • “Financing Primary Education in Vietnam-From Half-day Schooling to Full-day Schooling”
    Dr. Pham Vu Thang (Director, Vietnam National University)
  • “Incentivizing Teachers via Improved Design of Teacher Administration”
    Dr. Kizito Omala (Lecturer, Makerere University)
  • “Teacher professional Development in Malawi: Exploring the Role of School Administrators in Teacher Learning”
    Ms. Lizzie Chiwaula (Senior Research Fellow, University of Malawi)
    Dr. Keiichi Ogawa (Professor, Kobe University)
Discussants:
  • Dr. Thongphanh Chanthavonh (Assistant Professor, Souphanouvong University)
  • Dr. Ki-Seok Lee (Research Professor, Seoul National University)
Closing Ceremony (12:00-12:30)
  • Dr. Louy Vannamahaxay (Vice President, Souphanouvong University)
  • Dr. James Wokadala (Senior Lecturer, Makerere University)