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ITEP Global Education Forum Exploring Issues in International Education

The International Training and Education Program (ITEP) Global Education Forum (GEF) has two aims. First, it focuses on identifying the most pressing issues in education globally, as reported by renowned experts from academia, public policy, government, and the non-profit sector across the globe. Second, it examines whether and how undergraduate and graduate student education and training should change in order to prepare students to address these issues.

The GEF defines education broadly-including formal, informal, and experiential settings in schools and outside the classroom. It centers on traditional educational topics such as access, equity, and achievement, and also on education as it relates to such global concerns as public health, extremism, and the environment.

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3rd Annual Charles Tesconi Lecture
"Education in Authoritarian Times"
Featuring Dr. Supriya Baily
Register for this virtual event here

Global Education Forum Events

Monday, April 1, 2024
5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. ET
3rd Annual Charles Tesconi Lecture
"Education in Authoritarian Times"
Featuring Dr. Supriya Baily, professor and co-director, Center for International Education at George Mason University

Register for this virtual event here

Saturday, February 10, 2024
9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
2024 Annual Student Research Conference of the Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education
American University's Spring Valley Building

More details and proposal submission here

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Alternative Pathways: Online Discussion with Recent ITEPers Abroad

Please join current and alumna of ITEP: Beck Waghorne, Maddy Crawford, and Julia Bouchelle who will share their experiences abroad and answer questions current ITEPers have about career paths and opportunities in the field.
Where: Online, advance registration required
Register Here

Spring 2023 Global Education Forum
"Learning to Teach Controversial Issues in Divided Societies" with Dr. Judith Pace

February 9, 2023
The 2nd Annual Charles Tesconi Lecture [A Virtual Event]
Dr. Judith Pace, a teacher education professor in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, gave a virtual talk, "Learning to Teach Controversial Issues in Divided Societies."

Dr. Pace utilizes project-based learning, case studies, and elements of practice-based teaching in courses such as Learning and Teaching, Curriculum Currents and Controversies, Curriculum Development and Design, and Teaching Controversies.

She has studied classroom authority relationships and academic engagement, teaching for democratic citizenship in government classes, social studies under high-stakes accountability, and teacher preparation for teaching controversial issues (Source: USFCA). Read her full bio at the University of San Francisco website.

***A video recording of this event is not available.

Other events:

  • April 3, 2023: Book Launch and Talk for Dr. Elizabeth A. Worden’s New Book, Citizenship Education in a Divided Society: Lessons from Curricula and Practice in Northern Ireland
  • April 21 and 22, 2023: Annual ITEP Gathering; In-Person Reception and Panel Discussion: Friday Evening (4/21) from 6-9pm; Online Sessions: Saturday (4/22) from 9am-12pm

Fall 2022 Global Education Forum
"Critical Approaches to Education Research: A Conversation on Engaging with Adolescent Girls in the U.S. and Zimbabwe"

November 14, 2022
[A Virtual Event]
Keynote Address by Sabrina J. Curtis, Ph.D., Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies professor at the George Washington University, and Ellen Chigwanda, Project Manager and Advocacy Advisor for CARE USA.
Moderator: Jisun Jeong, Ph.D.
The video recording of this discussion can be viewed here.

Advancing Education in Muslim Societies:
Implications for Policy, Pedagogy, Training, and Development

November 11-13, 2022
[Virtual and In-person at American University]
Explore education systems and practices in Muslim societies and the Muslim diaspora with scholars across fields and disciplines who will share their research on education and its implications for global societies by attending this 6th annual symposium.

Keynote Address, "Universities in Muslim Societies: A Call For Resistance and Responsibility" by Nuraan Davids, Ph.D. / Watch the video recording.

Dr. Davids is Professor of Philosophy of Education in the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. Dr. Davids presented the keynote address: “Universities in Muslim Societies: A Call for Resistance and Responsibility.” In her address, she argues that “a university is at risk when it fails to see itself as a place of argumentation, resistance, and responsibility. For universities in Muslim societies, this risk is compounded when one considers the ethico-religious responsibilities placed on what it means to be educated.” Dr. Davids argues “for a preparedness to being reflectively open to new considerations and fusions of knowledge; a pedagogy of resistance and dissent that could enhance intellectualism; and a responsiveness to broader social malaises as a fulfillment of education as a human responsibility.”