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2015 WCE Public Speaker Series
Dr. Kenneth Cushner, Kent State University
The Challenge of Addressing the Intercultural Dimension in International Education
Kenneth Cushner, Professor of Multicultural and International Education at Kent State University, is author/editor of several books and articles in the field of intercultural education, including: Human Diversity in Education: An Intercultural Approach (8th ed., 2015); Intercultural Student Teaching: A Bridge to Global Competence (2007); Beyond Tourism: A Practical Guide to Meaningful Educational Travel (Rowman Littlefield, 2004); and Intercultural Interactions: A Practical Guide (2nd ed. 1996). Prior to his university appointment, he taught in schools in Switzerland, Australia and the United States, and has traveled with young people and teachers on all seven continents.
LECTURE - Monday, February 16, 2015
- 4:15-4:45 p.m. – Reception in McNeil Hall Lobby
- 5:00-6:30 p.m. – Lecture and Q&A in McNeil Lecture Hall (Room 1005)
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Education Building Room 162
- 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Open Discussion with Faculty/Staff
- 10:50-11:50 a.m. – Open Discussion with Students
Poverty Simulations for Spring 2015
Faculty from the Watson College will provide two Poverty Simulations during the spring semester to help pre-service teachers build the skills and competencies needed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population of students.
This is the fifth year the program has been offered. To date, more than 1,500 UNCW students and community members have participated in the simulation, which provides an opportunity to get a glimpse into some of the challenges families living in poverty face every day.
Spring simulations will be offered on Wednesday, February 25 and Thursday, March 19. Both events will be held in Room 162 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Twenty volunteers are needed for each simulation. Students who have already participated are eligible to volunteer. Register here as a participant or volunteer.
All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join us for lunchtime presentations throughout our fall and spring semesters.
Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call the Dean's Office at 910-962-3354.
- Scott Imig and Bill Sterrett (EL)
“Green Ribbon Schools: Challenges, Benefits and Leadership Implications”
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- Debbie Powell (EEMLS)
“Evolution and Revolution of Uni-SPIRE and the Universal Writing Continuum”
- Kosta Kyriacopoulos (EEMLS)
“Millenials and Race in the South”
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- Wednesday, February 11 - EB 331
Chuck Jurich (EEMLS)
“Unpacking Collaborative Multiple Authorship and New Literacies Writing Practices in an Elementary After-School Video Production Club”
- Tuesday, April 14 - EB 331
Somer Lewis (PDS) and Amy Garrett-Dikkers (EL)
“Online and Blended Learning for At-Risk Youth”
Watson wants dedicated and enthusiatic individuals who are passionate about teaching and want to represent the Watson College through leadership, professionalism, and service of the past, present and future WCE Alumni!
Who's eligible? Undergraduate or graduate students who have been admitted into the Watson College and are in good academic standing!
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