Public Education at the Crossroads

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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 increasingly 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. They will examine both complimentary 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.

Watch the panel discussion with

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

moderated by

Rose Ylimaki
Professor of Educational Policies
University of South Carolina

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Event Information

April 12, 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

New York, NY
Organizer(s): German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH NY), University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr), German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)


German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York

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