Amita Chudgar on "Who teaches marginalized children, and what may explain these teacher distribution patterns? Analysis of data from Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa"
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Pacific)
Encina Hall East Wing, 2nd Floor Conference Room
In the final International Education Initiative seminar of the year, Amita Chudgar, Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Michigan State University and Visiting Scholar at the GSE, will present her new study on "Who teaches marginalized children, and what may explain these teacher distribution patterns? Analysis of data from Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa."
Professor Chudgar's study represents the most systematic cross-national analysis of teacher distribution that has been conducted to date. She will also provide insights into policies and practices that may help ensure a more equitable teacher distribution, and address the vicious cycle that can develop—especially in developing countries—when higher-quality teachers are concentrated in the schools and classrooms of wealthier children, while poor and marginalized children find themselves in the classrooms of relatively weaker teachers.
Lunch will be provided. Open to the public.