The 4th Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice

Страна: Япония

Город: Hiroshima

Тезисы до: 21.07.2017

Даты: 01.09.17 — 03.09.17

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: secretariat(at)esdfocus.org

Организаторы: IOC

 

Welcome to the 4th Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice, which is being held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 1-3, 2017 at the KKR Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. All registered participants will be provided with a welcome reception, daily coffee breaks, access to the proceedings and a free, English guided tour of Hiroshima Peace Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Across Asia – and indeed, around the world—the age of globalization is having both positive and negative impacts on education systems and no-where is this more evident than on the right to education and access to quality education. We as educators have a moral obligation to ensure that we support the learning of the whole student and that we provide a safe, humane and caring learning environment.

We must also consider the danger of placing too much emphasis on high-stakes standardized tests. For example, both Korea and China added English to their mandatory curriculum more than twenty years ago; however, Japan, with its declining birthrate and stagnant economy, foresees high-stakes tests such as TOEIC and TOEFL as potentials keys to maintaining a competitive edge into the 21st century and has thus added English to the formal curriculum for primary school students from 2020.

Most importantly, though, educators must actively empower students and promote social justice in education because inequality in any classroom, in any school is a social injustice. The ‘right to education’ and the effort to build an equitable education system and learning environment will never be possible as long as students are not allowed to achieve their full potential.

What does it mean to be educated? How can we ensure the right to education? How can schools promote social justice in education? How can other areas disciplines, such as English, math, science, history, art, literature and social studies promote social justice educational theory and practice? How are high-stakes standardized tests affecting recruiters, administrators, teachers and students in your school? How are high-stakes standardized tests forcing you to change your curriculum and teaching?

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