Education and Cultures: Balancing Global and Local?

Debates

Date: Tue November 13, 2012

Schedule: 14.45 - 16.15 (UTC+3h)

Location: Auditorium 3

Moderated by: Dr. Bruno della CHIESA

Some contend that with globalization comes homogenization and erosion of community identity; the rich human diversity that nourishes innovation is therefore at risk. How can education help preserve and develop cultural legacies while preparing learners to live in a globalized world?

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Speakers

  • Dr. Bruno della CHIESA

    Organization: 
    Harvard Graduate School of Education
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  • Prof. Mamadou DIOUF

    Organization: 
    Institute of African Studies, Columbia University
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  • Ms. Susan H. Gillespie

    Organization: 
    Institute for International Liberal Education, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson
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  • Mr. Frank Schulenburg

    Organization: 
    Wikimedia Foundation
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  • H.E. Mrs. Emine Erdoğan

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  • Give your opinion:
    Should national governments make local culture a compulsory part of school curriculums?
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Kathryn ADAMS College Professor and Director of an Educational Org for Haiti - MOORPARK COLLEGE (TENURED PROFESSOR) AND DIRECTOR OF LIDE IN HAITI United States of America
Educational development often focuses on access & quality in primary & secondary grades. Rarely does it serve to provide support or development of post secondary education. Without greater access to quality higher Ed, could we be continuing the model of colonialism where people learn only enough to get by or take skilled labor jobs? Doesn't the world have an obligation to support the development of local experts, local innovators, local talent that might change the world?
Claude RENUCCI Publishing Manager in Charge of International Development - CENTRE NATIONAL DE DOCUMENTATION PEDAGOGIQUE France
Is not learning languages key to the future of a collaborative éducation as it de-centres the individual and enhances adaptability ? Opening to others, to the possibility of interaction
Rawda EADA Owner - LIFELONG LEARNING Jordan
No identity, no respect. No open mindedness, no success.
Fatoumata SIGNATE Chef de Division - MINISTRY OF NATIONAL EDUCATION Senegal
Connaître sa culture, son identité est un palier des plus importants dans l'éducation au sens large du terme, en ce sens qu'il permet à l'apprenant ou à l'enfant à se miux connaître et à bien se positionner dans la société..Prendre conscience de son idnetité et de son appatenance est le meilleur moyen de développer la compréhension de l'autre , je dis "compréhension" et non "tolérance" qui renvoie à "supporter" et a un aspect coercitif..alors que pour comprendre il faut faire l'effort de connaître l'autre, un choix personnel nettement plus constructif. S'ouvrir à la culture de l'autre est la 2nde étape, necessaire à l'heure de la mondialisation et fondement d'une culture de la paix ...Ce faisant la culture global ne m'agrée pas trop en ce sens qu'elle uniformise alors que c'est dans les différences que se trouve l'essnce de l'équilibre du monde
Ghadnana AL-BINALI Professor, Department of Educational Sciences - QATAR UNIVERSITY Qatar
What do we mean by global culture? Need to identify this concept before deciding consent or is OK
Abeer AMMOURI Director Pre- and In-Service Teacher Training - JORDAN MINISTRY OF EDUCATION Jordan
How can we modernize our education in lieu of westernize it???
What can teachers do to convince kids that History lessons are more entertaining than video games?
Maria Helena KLEIN Teacher - ESCOLA MUNICIPAL DE ENSINO FUNDAMENTAL FRANCISCO LACERDA AGUIAR Brazil
How to build this bridge, global and local, preserving culture?