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international education conference 2010

Calling all international education-oriented New Yorkers!

New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development is hosting the Fifth Annual International Education Conference this Thursday, March 25 at the NYU Washington Square Campus.  The theme of this year’s conference, Re-Building Nations, Re-Thinking Education, will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the building, re-building, and re-imagining of nations via educational institutions and practices (see longer description below).

While I’ve been searching around, I’ve not been able to find a program online, so I wanted to post one here, just in case you’re interested and want to attend – it’s free and open to the public!

If you’re interested in going and have any questions, shoot me an email and I’d be more than happy to answer them!

Fifth Annual International Education Conference, Re-Building Nations, Re-Thinking Education, Thursday, March 25

The International Education program At New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development is pleased to host its Fifth Annual International Education conference. We invite you to our conference, to be held at New York University’s Washington Square campus March 25 and 26th, 2010.

This year’s conference, “Re-Building Nations, Re-Thinking Education,” will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the building, re-building, and re-imagining of nations via educational institutions and practices.

In the 21st century, the notion of “nation-building” resonates in multiple contexts: from reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan, to charter schools in New Orleans, to re-imagining of national identity in Germany. Why is education a crucial element of nation building? How do national education systems serve as mechanisms for the formation of group identities and the transmission of collective histories? What is the relevance of the nation-state in an increasingly cosmopolitan global society?

The 2010 conference will address these and other questions. In bringing together students, scholars, researchers, and practitioners, we aim to come to new understandings of the nature of our work in the field and in the classroom.

Schedule: Thursday, March 25th

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast and Check-in
9:00 – 10:00 Keynote Speaker
10:15 – 11:45 Session 1
12:00 – 1:15 Session 2
1:15 – 2:15 Lunch
2:15 – 3:45 Session 3
4:00 – 5:30 Session 4
5:30 Reception

Keynote: Marianne Mollman, the Women’s Rights Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch.

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One thought on “international education conference 2010

  1. pattidamore says:

    Congratulations on your participation in this conference!
    I just noticed that a majority of the speakers are women. This is very interesting as I also note that most activities that involve proactive thinking about others (i.e. my own Social Action cmte at Temple) are populated by nearly all women. Hmmmm……..

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