This fall, with support from MacArthur, nine universities worldwide are welcoming the first students for new Master’s in Development Practice degree programs. MDP programs offer interdisciplinary training based on the curriculum recommended by the Foundation-supported International Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice, including the natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences and management. Students also participate in summer field training programs. Columbia University, home to the flagship program, has already expanded its program to accommodate a 45 percent increase in enrollment since the first class in 2009. Columbia students recently met UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon while completing field training at a Millennium Village in Mwandama, Malawi.
September 19, 2017 - Publication
A literature review released by the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education, supported by MacArthur, summarizes evidence on approaches to increasing participation, improving learning, and enhancing the relevance of secondary education in developing ... Read More
August 21, 2017 - From The Field
PBS LearningMedia, which provides free digital resources and lesson plans to educators, has created a collection of publicly accessible content that features the work of MacArthur Fellows in diverse fields. Read More