Joint Seminar by FES, MSST, CCE and the Citizenship Education KRA Developing Globally- Minded Teachers for the 21 st Century: Perspectives from Recent Research Abstract: The development of internationally informed, competent and active citizens requires globally-minded and globally-aware teachers. Developing teachers with these qualities represents a significant challenge that requires a concerted effort by educational stakeholders at all levels. Drawing on a recent research project with Prof. John Cogan, in this presentation Prof. Grossman first describes the key characteristics of teachers essential for the development of an internationally knowledgeable citizenry. He then identifies the obstacles that make the development of globally minded teachers a significant challenge. Finally, he examines what kind of Prof. David L. Grossman, Ph.D. infrastructure would make the development of such teachers possible, e.g., at the policy level, at the school level, and in the David L. Grossman is currently Professor and Interim Dean of teacher education. Education at Chaminade University and Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Education Program, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Formerly he was the Dean of the Faculty of Languages, Arts and Sciences, and co-Head of the Centre for Citizenship Education, at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Prior to his academic career Speaker : Prof. David L. Grossman in Hong Kong he was the Director of the Stanford University Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE). His Chair : Dr. Gregory Fairbrother research interests include the citizenship education, international Date : November 5, 2008 and comparative education, and teacher education. His recent publications includes three co-edited books, Social Education in Time : 12:30 – 14:00 Asia (with Joe Lo), Citizenship Curriculum in Asia and the Pacific Venue : D3-G/F-07 (with Wing On Lee and Kerry Kennedy), and Improving Teacher Education through Action Research (with Ming-Fai Hui). Enquiries and RSVP Peggy TANG 2948 8944 email@example.com Light lunch and drinks will be served for registered participants.
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