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Public Education at the Crossroads

4/12/2018, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM | German House New York

Public Education at the Crossroads

• The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
• University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr)

Challenges to public education in the 21st century are plenty, and they vary from the efficacy of public financing to the capacity of the public systems to adapt to the demands of an increasingly globalized economy or to accommodate to the multiple and often contradictory demands voiced from different ideological, social and cultural perspectives.

Against this background, researchers from the US, Canada and Germany came together for a panel to introduce and discuss new evidence and responses to these challenges. They examined both complementary as well as competing factors that impact public education in democratic systems. The panelists discussed what is needed to prepare schools for 21st century challenges such as migration and multilingualism. In addition, they analyzed the ways in which public education has produced notions of citizenship and democracy that need to be developed further to address the realities of 21st century societies.

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  • Featured Speakers

    • Hermann Josef Abs

      Professor of Educational Research and Schooling, University of Duisburg-Essen

    • Gustavo Fischman

      Professor of Educational Policy, Arizona State University

    • Ingrid Gogolin

      Professor of Comparative and Intercultural Education Research, University of Hamburg

    • Joel Westheimer

      University Research Chair in Democracy and Education, University of Ottawa

    • Rose Ylimaki (Moderator)

      Professor of Educational Policies, University of South Carolina