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Building effective and inclusive education systems: insights from Ethiopia and Vietnam

13 February 2019, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Vietnamese children playing

Three presentations from the Education Development Trust, the UCL Institute of Education and the University of Cambridge will discuss research and evidence from Vietnamese and Ethiopian school systems.

Event Information

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Centre for Education and International Development (CEID)


Room 604
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

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Panel presentations

  • 'Effective education in Vietnam: Lessons in system success' - Rachael Fitzpatrick (Education Development Trust)
  • 'Effective schools for disadvantaged students: A case of "positive deviance" from Vietnam' - Caine Rolleston (UCL Institute of Education) and Padmini Iyer (University of Cambridge)
  • 'Teacher value-added using school survey data from Ethiopia' - Moses Oketch (UCL Institute of Education)

Following the presentations, questions will be invited from the audience.


About the Speakers

Dr Padmini Iyer

Research Associate at University of Cambridge

Dr Iyer is a Research Associate within the Faculty of Education’s Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, where she works on the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Ethiopia project. Her current research focuses on understanding how students’ learning outcomes may be affected by large-scale education reforms. Prior to joining the REAL Centre, Padmini worked on secondary school effectiveness research in Vietnam with Young Lives at the University of Oxford.

Rachael Fitzpatrick

Research Officer at Education Development Trust

In her role Rachel has worked on a variety of projects from school improvement in the UK to teacher intrinsic motivation in Rwanda. Rachael’s personal research interests centre on parental engagement in education. She has an MA in Social Research Methods (Social Policy) from Durham University, and is undertaking a part-time PhD in Education at the University of Bath.

Professor Moses Oketch

Professor in International Education Policy & Development at UCL Institute of Education

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Dr Caine Rolleston

Associate Professor at UCL Institute of Education

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