Increasing educational opportunities by advancing evidence-based public policy
The Bofill Foundation has led a pioneering randomized control trial (RCT), the first of this type applied to educational programs in Spain, with more than 230 schools and over 10,000 students. Many interesting conclusions arise from this experience, and even more relevant questions to be asked and debated. In this conference we will talk, share and learn from all different stakeholders partaking in improving educational opportunities for young people and children, especially those at-risk: educators, researchers, academics, nonprofits and government agencies.
We will think about how do researchers can work together with schools in order to ensure successful investigations that, in turn, respond to the schools’ needs and demands, and become practical tools to be used afterwards.
We will analyse national and international experiences that successfully have transformed research results in public policy, ensuring that we put in place evidence-based programs that work and are effective in reducing educational inequality.
On November 23rd (9am-1:30pm) we will be discussing all these and more. We look forward to seeing you at the HUB SOCIAL!
9:15 – 9:30. Opening remarks
Isabel Vilaseca, President of the Fundació Bofill
Lidia Climent, Executive Director of Suport Educatiu
Caterina Calsamiglia, ICREA researcher at the Institute of Political Economy and Governance.
9:30 – 10:40. Round table: Learning through evaluation and research: international experiences.
Julien Grenet. Deputy Director of the Institute of Public Policy (France). Senior researcher at CNRS.
Netherlands Initiative for Education Research
Sofia Santos. Researcher at the Centre for Research and Intervention in Education (CIIE) of the University of Porto.
Moderator: Caterina Calsamiglia, ICREA researcher at the Institute of Political Economy and Governance.
10:40 – 11:00. Coffee break
11:00 – 12:15. Round table: Research to overcome inequality: challenges and opportunities in complex and at-risk environments.
Ivan Marchán. Teacher at Neus Català Secondary School and professor of science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
Jose Gonzalez. Director of the HEDERA Program of Fundesplai.
Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela. Professor at the University of Barcelona and researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Economics.
Moderator: Miquel Àngel Alegre, head of research projects at the Bofill Foundation.
12:15 – 13:30. Round table: From research to educational policies. Public administrations leading the way in using evidence to accelerate educational opportunities
Ana and Esther Ministry of inclusion, migrations and social security (Government of Spain).
Joan Cuevas. General director of Innovation, Digitalisation, Curriculum and Languages, Department of Education (Government of Catalonia).
Marta Comas Sabat. Head of the Data Analysis and Research Unit of the Barcelona Education Consortium (link in Spanish)
Moderator: Mònica Nadal, Head of Research at the Bofill Foundation.