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The IV International Congress of Easse

A Forefront Option

2013-04-19
Josep María Barnils (president of Easse): Freedom to choose is the main issue we have to work for

The IV International Congress of Easse

A Forefront Option

Easse Congress

Friday 19,

14:00- The IV International Congress of Single sex Education takes place in Lisbon. People meeting those who have come from far away: Germany, Spain, United States, England...

15:00- Josep María Barnils (President of Easse) and Margarida Garcia (President of Easse Portugal) pleased with more than 300 people in the conference. They both thank everyone for coming.

15:45- Laurinda Alves (journalist and writer) Educating by gender: Beyond myths and stereotypes.

17:30- Alfonso Salas: Head of the Human Rights Intergovernmental Cooperation Division: The right to education.

19:00- Congress ends for today.



Saturday 20,

10:00- Jaume Camps speaks about the evolution of education until the 21th century and what it should be like in the future: Personalized education.

11:45- Reports on experiences about single-sex education. We will compile all of them to write an article.

13:00- Lunch

15:00- Round table with the presidents or executive directors of AGSA, ALCED, IBSC, NCGS, GSA and NASSPE.

Abigail James (NASSPE): Explains how in the United States, public funding and single sex schools work differently. You may find in public schools, single-sex classes on them and in Europe is difficult to see it so. 

Sheila Cooper (GSA): She talks about the new website "mydaughter.co.uk " and the reasons why parents take choices.
She speaks for Brad Adams (IBSC) which could not assist. 

Megan K. Murphy (NCGS): Pleased with the work done during these years. The Coalition acts at the forefront of educational thought, collaborating and connecting globally with individuals, schools, and organizations dedicated to empowering girls to be influential contributors to the world.

Ricardo Gay (submanager of EASSE): A view to the origins, present and future of EASSE. He opens the debate with some few questions. 

Elizabeth Vierheller (ALCED): Talking about the projects they are working in: Argentina, Colombia... Great presentation. 

16:00- Abigail James (professor, writer, expert education): "Boys and girls in the classroom: what teachers need to know". Really interesting explanation with lots of examples about gender differences and how this differences are shown on a coed school and a single sex school.

17:20- Closure

Thanks to all the staff, speakers and assistants to make the IV International Congress of Single-sex Education possible.


Josep María Barnils (president of Easse): Freedom to choose is the main issue we have to work for

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