International Symposium: Rethinking Culture, Context, and Comparison in Education and Development; April 4-5, 2013

| April 1, 2013
The Department of International & Transcultural Studies presents
International Symposium
Rethinking Culture, Context, and Comparison in Education and Development
April 4-5, 2013
Research in education and development has become considerably more complicated and more intellectually engaging in the past few decades. Qualitative, multi-sited research, requiring researchers to attend to social, cultural, and political processes in multiple locations, has raised questions of how best to conceptualize context and rethink distinct levels and scales in educational research. In many regards, globalization has accentuated the need to rethink culture and context and understand how and why similar phenomena are, for cultural or contextual reasons, translated, interpreted and received differently.
Investigations of educational policy are interrogating the system logic and system processes of educational policy, even as they work to understand the assemblages that result in the sociomaterial connections in educational policy implementation. In response to these challenges, researchers have developed new research methods, including multimodal approaches, that deserve further scrutiny. Taken together, these questions, conceptual developments, and research techniques pose provocative questions about the shifting nature of comparison in educational research.
Thursday, April 4, 5:10-6:50
Keynote lecture with video: Joseph Tobin, University of Georgia
with Lesley Bartlett, TC-CU, and Isabell Diehm, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Friday, April 5, 10:00-4:00
Keynote lectures:
Frank-Olaf Radtke, University of Frankfurt, Germany
Karen Mundy, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada
Antoni Verger, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Tamar Rapoport, Hebrew University
Susanna Wiborg, Institute of Education, University of London
faculty from Teachers College, Columbia University:
Monisha Bajaj, Regina Cortina, Mark Ginsburg, Charles Harrington,
Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Herve Varenne

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This event is open to the public; space is limited