Wednesday Lunch Talk - Connecting Global Research to Local Practice

November 12, 2014
12 - 12:50 p.m.
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall

In an era of globalization, it's increasingly important to make links between research conducted in contexts outside of North America with our understandings of local knowledge and practices. The presenters, who have conducted research in Asia, Africa, and Europe, will present summaries of their research and discuss making these crucial connections. Dr. Gopaul's research explores higher education reform efforts in Kazakhstan with a focus on institutional governance and decision-making.  This research offers an opportunity to examine how non-US contexts interpret and apply practices with a strong history in the US.  The findings of Dr. Van Borssum's investigation of educators’ literacy practices in Ethiopia highlighted the value of their expertise and led to a re-examination of practices in local K-12 literacy settings. Dr. Curry's longitudinal research on  scholars in Europe and Chile with writing for academic publication in English supported the production of a book on publishing practices useable by scholars and students more broadly.

Panel facilitated by MJ Curry, Associate Professor, Teaching and Curriculum, with Bryan Gopaul, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership, and Alicia van Borssum, Project Coordinator, CELLS.

Light lunch served, starting at 11:45 a.m.  Lunch talk starts promptly at 12 noon. No reservation is required.

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