RAND Education Participates in World Innovation in Education Summit 2011

More than 1,200 academics, researchers, policymakers, and other leaders will discuss educational challenges, approaches, and opportunities at this year's World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) on Nov. 1-3 in Doha, Qatar.

"Changing Societies, Changing Education" is the theme of the international conference, which encourages cross-sector, multicultural collaboration to inspire "creative change in education." The summit offers presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and networking sessions.

In addition, six outstanding education projects from around the globe that succeeded in transforming teaching and learning will receive the WISE Prize for Education.

RAND Corporation is proud to be a partner of this event, which was launched in 2009 as an initiative of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

For the past decade, RAND researchers have worked closely with education and government leaders in Qatar who view education reform as key to their nation's social and economic progress. Learn about RAND education initiatives in Qatar.

Learning, the Labor Market, and Social Entrepreneurship

WISE 2011 will offer 60 sessions on a variety of topics. On the opening day of the summit, V. Darleen Opfer, director of RAND Education and distinguished chair in education policy at RAND Corporation, and Anna Saavedra, associate policy researcher, will moderate a workshop on "21st-Century Skill: The Changing Demand of the Labor Market."

Opfer also will participate in a panel discussion on "Redefining the Role of Social Entrepreneurs in the Learning Ecosystem" on Nov. 2.

Visit the WISE site for program details and to learn more about this important event.