Join us for our next event in our Research Conversations Series entitled 'Of Agents and Agency – The Missing Middle in Educational Reform in Developing Countries', for a presentation on the question of agency and management in low and middle-income countries education systems.
Date: April 19, 2022
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 PM EDT
The session will be in English only.
The invitation is extended to professors, graduate students in the Faculty of Education and the public.
This research explores different disciplinary approaches and theoretical assumptions about the nature of agency and management in low and middle-income countries education systems. We highlight trends and key gaps in research on middle tier-managers within the education workforce, including their role in ensuring implementation of fully scaled instructional reforms and the ability to adapt and respond to crisis and change. Through this analysis, we share new perspectives on the role and agency of the middle-tier in the education delivery chain.
Minahil Asim is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Her research explores the effectiveness of education reforms and policies that are focused on improving learning outcomes and educational trajectories for disadvantaged students. Her work attempts to advance knowledge on how management and leadership practises of actors along the education delivery chain impact student outcomes; and how direct support to students at home or in school can improve their engagement and learning. She uses a variety of research methods in her work, including process-tracing methods, field experiments, and quasi-experimental strategies and has active projects in Pakistan, Ghana, and the United States.