The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) and Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning (IELL) jointly held a seminar on "Democracy and Social Justice: What do the Concepts Mean for Education?", conducted by Professor Nicholas Michelli, on 24 May 2010 (Monday), 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, at Room D3-P-05, Tai Po Campus.
In this seminar, Professor Michelli will examine the issue of building education around very difficult and misunderstood concepts—essentially contested concepts. What do Americans mean by democracy? How do we distinguish between political and social democracy? Are there essential qualities which must be present in a democracy? What do they mean by social justice? Which other concepts are contested in education? Are there meanings that are shared? How important is it to seek shared meanings? How can that be accomplished? In contrast, and, with your participation, are there any essentially contested concepts in Chinese education? Is the direction for the future clear?
Professor Nicholas Michelli is Presidential Professor in the City University of New York’s Ph.D. program in Urban Education where he teaches courses on public policy, education policy, and teacher education and directs dissertations dealing primarily with policy, democracy, and social justice. He is the co-author and editor of Teacher Education for Democracy and Social Justice (Routledge, 2005) which was later translated into Chinese by the East China Normal University Press in 2009. His recent publications include: “Diversity and Teacher Education: What Can the Future Be?” in The Handbook of Research on Teacher Education edited by Marilyn Cochran Smith et al. (Rougledge, 2008), “The Politics of Teacher Education: Lessons from New York City” in Journal of Teacher Education (Vol. 56, May 2005), and “Complex by Design: Investigating Pathways Into Teaching in New York City Schools” Journal of Teacher Education (Vol. 57, March 2006).
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