Leading Education Experts From Singapore & Hong Kong to Speak at Global Conference in Bahrain

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Thursday, September 24, 2009

MANAMA, Bahrain - Leading education experts from Singapore and Hong Kong have confirmed their participation as key-note speakers at the inaugural global education conference in Bahrain next month. The speakers include Professor S. Gopinathan, Associate Dean, Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education, Singapore, Dr Law Song Seng, Senior Advisor, ITE Education Services, Singapore, and Dr Angela Ho, Director of Educational Development, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The Education Project, to be held at the Shaikh Isa Cultural Centre and National Library in the Kingdom’s capital, Manama, will begin with a lively debate on ‘The state of educational outcomes’. The discussion will be chaired by Tony Wagner, of Harvard Graduate School of Education ‘Change Leadership Group’, and will ask the question why education levels fail to meet expectations and why reform programmes designed to resolve the problem often do not have the desired effect. Joining Dr Wagner as a moderator will be James Rubin, international broadcaster and former policy advisor for US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board which is supporting the event, said: “The Education Project will bring together leading experts from across the globe and from all facets of education. Most have spent a lifetime committed to the cause; they understand what works and what does not. And they are passionate about identifying concrete solutions to one of the greatest challenges facing the world today; education is the single most important factor in bringing stability, productivity and prosperity to all societies.”

The inaugural conference aims to identify practical solutions for the gap in the quality of the global education system. Organisers hope to encourage commitment from both the private and public sector to adapt proven models of innovation for wider roll-out, matching donors with projects to enable real outcomes.

The Education Project is free to attend for educational professionals from all sectors as well as from public and private sector institutions with an interest in developing new models and standards in education. For further information visit: www.educationprojectbahrain.org

Further information Katie Bergius, Bell Pottinger Tel: +44(0)207-861-3105 / +44(0)7979-701-689 Email: kbergius@goodrelations.co.uk

Source: The Education Project

Further information: Katie Bergius, Bell Pottinger, Tel: +44(0)207-861-3105 / +44(0)7979-701-689, Email: kbergius at goodrelations.co.uk

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