You are here

SEAP co-sponsors "Global Voices in Education" fall speaker series

sujata hindi service learning

 

This fall, SEAP and the Cornell South Asia Program (SAP) in collaboration with the Cornell Education minor, will launch “Global Voices in Education,” a dynamic series of speakers stimulating conversations on and from international voices in the field of education. Sharing the global perspectives of Cornell faculty engaged in international service learning, Fulbright English Teaching Assistants, cultural educators and human rights advocates, school teachers teaching about global migration, and many others, this series will prepare future teachers to engage students in international issues and to help them become global citizens.

"Cornell's South Asia Program and its Syracuse South Asia Center Partner is delighted to support the inaugural Global Voices series. This contribution to teacher education is made possible by Title VI funding from the U.S. Department of Education, which supports outreach activities to strengthen the pipeline of K-16 educators ready to work with students in contexts of increasing cultural diversity and international connection," said Anne Blackburn, Director of the South Asia Program at Cornell.

Speakers for this series come from a variety of backgrounds all involving some aspect of international education and will engage the audience in topics of discussion ranging from “Teaching with Objects: Global Education at the Johnson Museum,” led by Carol Hockett, Coordinator of School and Family Programs at the Cornell University Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, to “Student Mobility, Cultural Exchange, and Neoliberal Education,” led by Susan Thomas, Assistant Professor, Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University. Other highlights of the series promising timely dialogues include "Education Trumps Politics: Teaching at a Muslim Theological University Overseas During the 2016 Election," led by Alexandra Hartley, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (2015-2016), University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina and “Fostering Youth Voices Supporting Human Rights and Global Citizenship,” led by Gertrude Noden, Former Teacher and Founder of Words into Deeds.

According to Bryan Duff, Director of the Education minor at Cornell, “the Common Core has its heart in the right place: ensuring that all youth can read, write, and reason mathematically at a level needed for success in introductory college courses. But this drive for a common baseline of academic proficiency obscures what I think is an equally important goal of U.S. schools: helping youth learn to peacefully coexist, deliberate with, and—let’s dream for a second—even draw strength from interacting with people who might be very different from them. If you agree that schools should be sites of growth through exposure to diverse people and ideas, then this speaker series is for you.”

All lectures will be held in the Plant Sciences Building Room 143, on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:00. Light refreshments will be provided. The schedule is as follows: 

 

8/30 “Fostering Youth Voices Supporting Human Rights and Global Citizenship”

Gertrude Noden

Former Teacher, Founder of Words into Deeds

 

9/13 “Ethnographic Encounters: Using Anthropological Methods for Intercultural Learning”

Hayden Kantor

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Anthropology

 

9/13 “Teaching Hindi Through Service Learning”

Sujata Singh

Senior Lecturer of Hindi, Cornell University

 

9/27 “Teaching with Objects: Global Education at the Johnson Museum”

Carol Hockett

Coordinator of School and Family Programs at the Herbert Johnson Museum of Art

 

9/27 "Education Trumps Politics: Teaching at a Muslim Theological University Overseas During the 2016 Election"

Alexandra Hartley

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (2015-2016), University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina

 

10/11 “The struggle for an Education; Teaching Malala and Pennies for Peace”

 Wendy Wright

SPED Teacher grades 3 & 4, Lansing Elementary School

 

10/25 Student Mobility, Cultural Exchange, and Neoliberal Education

 Susan Thomas

Assistant Professor, Cultural Foundations of Education, Syracuse University

 

11/8 “Promoting Teacher Candidates' Global Perspectives”

Lin Lin

Associate Professor of Social Studies Education, Department of Childhood and Early Childhood Education, School of Education, SUNY at Cortland 

 

11/8 “Fostering Connection through Resources on Intercultural Education”

 Annalisa Ramer

Faculty, Education Minor, CALS

Director, Community Learning and Service Partnership, CLASP

 

11/29 “Cultural Education and Advocacy on the Cornell campus: the Asian & Asian American Center (AC3)”

Sophie Sidhu

Associate Dean of Students, Director Asian & Asian American Center (A3C), Cornell University