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Book Talk: Timeless Teachers & Ethical Visions: Human Development & Educational Policy, with Karikottuchira Kuriakose

Timeless Teachers and Ethical Visions: Human Development and Educational Policy (Information Age, 2013) is "an historical inquiry of educational concers that have developed through the centuries." Join author and Teachers College alumnus, Dr. Karikottuchira Kuriakose, as he reads from and discusses his latest publication which delves into the philosophies of such prominent educators as Thomas Aquinas, Islamic educators al-Ghazali and Ibn Khaldhun; Leo Tolstoy; Mahatma Ghandi; John Dewey; and Paulo Freire.

Writes Professor Emeritus Dennis Dalton of Barnard College, Columbia University, "If education is truly the enterprise that Socrates and Plato championed in ancient Greece, then our challenge is to fulfill their expectations in the modern world. This is a daunting task, and Kuriakose has given us an adorable compendium of ideas to tackle it." (Foreword, p.x).

Karikottuchira Kuriakose (KK) earned his Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1995, with his research directed at Ghandi's educational philosophy. He concentrated on its application to the United Nation's Literacy Program. KK is also the editor of two books on terrorism and global peace: Terrorism, Religion, and Global Peace: From Concepts to Praxis (Gorgias Precis Portfolios, 2012) and Religion, Terrorism And Globalization Nonviolence: A New Agenda (Nova Science, 2006).

A native of South India, KK retired from Teachers College in 2009, having served as Assistant to the Vice President's Office for Diversity and Community Affairs and prior to that position, as Gottesman Libraries' Assistant in the Technical Services Department. He co-presented on "Education, Equity, and Non-Violence" at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference, held at TC in 2008, and taught at the College of New Rochelle. KK currently teaches at Metropolitan College of New York.

Persons wishing to attend may rsvp by Thursday, March 21st.

Where: 306 Russell

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