Teacher Education for Diversity Experts Meeting

 

Genoa, Italy

28-29 May 2009

 

Agenda


Goals:

 

1)  To discuss the research base on Teacher Education for Diversity and gaps in our knowledge, as well as strategies for building capacity

2) To consider synergies between the research base and strategies used by teachers addressing diversity in the classroom.

3) To discuss next steps for the TED project, including the preparation on the upcoming publication on “Effective Teacher Education for Diversity: Strategies and Challenges”.

 

28 May – Expert Session

 

9:30 – 10:00 Welcome

  • Host: Massimiliano Costa Vice President  and Education Councilor of Regione Liguria – Guido Amoretti Dean of The Faculty of Educational Sciences University of Genoa, Italy
  • Chair: Luisa Ribolzi, University of Genoa, Italy
     

10:00 – 10:30 Teacher Education for Diversity: Introduction to the project and goals for the meeting

 

10:30 – 11:15 Context, concepts, and available research

  • Challenges of diversity: Mikael Luciak, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Diversity/Disparity (or when does diversity become a risk?): Maddalena Colombo, University Cattolica of Milan, Italy

 

11:15- 11:45 coffee break

 

11:45 – 12:30 Context, concepts, and available research (continued)

  • Research base, existing strategies: Claire McGlynn, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Building research capacity: Pat Mahony, Roehampton University, England


12:30-14:00 Lunch

 

Chair: Andrea Torre, Centro Studi MEDI’, Genoa, Italy

 

14:00 – 15:45 Preparing teachers for diverse classrooms

 

15:45 – 16:00 coffee break

 

16:00 – 18:00 Classroom practices for diversity

  • Pedagogical tools: Geneva Gay, University of Washington, United States
  • Using diversity as a strength: Anne Sliwka, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Beyond the classroom to the school - Focus on graduation:  Bruce Garnett, Surrey School District, Canada;


Evening: Hosted dinner


29 May - Expert session, continued

 

Chair: Vanessa Shadoian-Gersing, OECD/CERI

 

9:00 – 10:45 Emerging key messages, Pending agenda

  • Respondent: Anne Sliwka, University of Heidelberg, Germany

10:45- 11:15 coffee break

 

OPEN SESSION (general audience)

 

11:15 – 12:15 OECD work on teachers

  • Teacher Education and Diversity – Tracey Burns, OECD/CERI
  • TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Survey) - Ben Jensen, OECD
  • Discussion

 

12:15 – 12:45 Centro Studi Medì-

  • Maurizio Ambrosini, Scientific Director of Centro Studi Medì Genova and University of Milan, Italy

 

12:45 – 13:00 Close

  • Massimiliano Costa Vice President  and Education Councillor of Regione Liguria


 

 

Related Documents

 

Biographies of participants - Genoa May 09.pdf