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Spring 2016

 

Education in the Americas: Knowledges and Perspectives

Teachers College, Columbia University

May 31 and June 1, 2016 

The goal of the conference is to introduce graduate students in the New York area to different ways of thinking and engaging with the politics of education, and to focus on the unique contributions that scholars working in and on Latin America can provide.

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ITSF 5043: CRITICAL THEORIES ON LATIN AMERICAN & LATINO EDUCATION

MONDAYS
3:00 – 4:40 PM
PROFESSOR REGINA CORTINA
INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

Course Description
In this graduate seminar, we will explore the application of critical Southern theories, such as Critical Thinking (Pensamiento Crítico), Dependency Theory, Internal Colonialism, Liberation Theory, and Indigenous Ways of Knowing, to Latin American and Latino Studies to advance new perspectives and knowledge in comparative education. Among the issues to be discussed are the rights of Indigenous peoples to education and the preservation of cultural and linguistic diversity of people in the developing world in parallel with the struggles of Latinos in the United States to improve their educational opportunity at the high school and postsecondary levels. Topics include the right to education, the nature of citizenship, intercultural and bilingual education, transnational networks in support of Indigenous movements, Indigenous resistance, and internal colonialism in the United States. Overarching concerns include national policies to improve access, teacher training, and intercultural understanding within education systems across the Americas.

For more information contact Amanda Earl: ake2112@tc.columbia.edu