Blurring Boundaries: An International Educational Development Conference

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The Georgia State University College of Education is hosting Blurring Boundaries: An International Educational Development Conference, on April 10-11, 2012. The conference will be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.

Opening speakers include COE Dean Randy Kamphaus and Ramu Damodaran, deputy director for partnerships and public engagement in the United Nations Department of Public Information

Ela Gandhi, past-chancellor of the Durban University of Technology and former member of the South African Parliament, will be speaking on peace education at the plenary session.


Sessions include:

  • Colleges and Schools of Education as Levers of Change for Educational Development
  • Ethnic, Cross-National, and Comparative Research and Educational Development
  • The Impact of Mental Health Issues and Trauma on Education
  • Neuroscience and Education
  • Physical Health and Educational Development

There will also be a poster session presented by graduate students involved in international research.

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Want to learn more about international perspectives in education? The following are just a few of the books available in the University Library:

Bourn, D., University of London. Institute of Education., & Development Education Association. (2008). Development education: Debates and dialogues. London: Institute of Education, University of London.

Cohen, J. E., Malin, M. B., & American Academy of Arts and Sciences. (2010). International perspectives on the goals of universal basic and secondary education. New York : [Cambridge, Mass.]: Routledge.

Grant, C. A., & Portera, A. (2011). Intercultural and multicultural education: Enhancing global interconnectedness. New York: Routledge.

Kooy, M., & Veen, K. v. (2012). Teacher learning that matters: International perspectives. New York: Routledge.

Savicki, V. (2008). Developing intercultural competence and transformation: Theory, research, and application in international education. Sterling, Va.: Stylus Pub.


About Denise George

Denise George is an Assistant Professor and the Education Librarian at Georgia State University. Her research interests include the evolving role of open and affordable course content in higher education. She holds an MMU from Georgia State University and an MLIS from Valdosta State University.
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