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04/12/2018 - 04/12/2018 | New York / NY

Public Education at the Crossroads

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 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 will join for a panel to introduce and discuss new evidence and responses to these challenges.

The researchers will examine both complementary as well as competing factors that impact public education in democratic systems. The panelists will discuss what is needed to prepare schools for 21st century challenges such as migration and multilingualism. In addition, they will analyze 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. Biographies.

The panel is organised by the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI), the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) and the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF).

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

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty in the areas of education, political science and social sciences are welcome to attend - as are journalists.

Information on participating / attending:
Registration until the 9th of April is required to attend. You can registrate here:


04/12/2018 18:30 - 04/12/2018 20:00

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Event venue:

German House, 871 United Nations Plaza (First Ave. at 49th Street)
New York / NY
United States of America

Target group:

Journalists, Scientists and scholars

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Subject areas:

Politics, Social studies, Teaching / education

Types of events:

Seminar / workshop / discussion




Philip Stirm


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