Texas Tech University

TX-EPFP Fellow selected for global education policy fellowship

Robert Stein

February 1, 2021

Edward Franklin

A fellow in the Texas Education Policy Fellowship Program (TX-EPFP) will study education policy in Argentina after being selected for a competitive global fellowship.

Edward Franklin was selected to join the Global Education Policy Fellowship Program (GEPFP) and will travel to Argentina in October for a field study including visits to the national Ministry of Education, universities and K-12 schools. In addition to the field study, the program includes an online learning experience that features opportunities to engage with policy experts.

"The demographics of the United States is rapidly changing as more people arrive here from Central and South America. The global south is moving north," said Franklin, who works as president and CEO of Voice of Hope Ministries in Dallas and focuses his policy research and advocacy on out-of-school-time programs for children.

"Knowing this, I want to learn more about the educational process, successes and challenges of the education system in Argentina and the global south in order to be proactively thinking about how to serve that demographic through quality out-of-school-time programs."

GEPFP is professional development initiative affiliated with the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) in Washington, D.C. The program seeks to provide fellows with an opportunity to study education policy in the age of globalization by investigating education development challenges in economically developed and developing countries.

TX-EPFP is similar, state-level program also affiliated with IEL – and coordinated by faculty in Texas Tech University's College of Education – that focuses on developing and networking leaders in education policy in Texas.