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Civic Education in the Age of Global Migration

19 May 2016, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm

James A Banks, University of Washington

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Room 106, UCL Roberts Engineering Building, Torrington Pl, London WC1E 6BT

James A. Banks, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

This lecture examines the educational problems and promises caused by the diversity that is a consequence of global migration and reviews theory and research that provide guidelines for helping students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values required to become effective citizens of their communities, nation, and the world. It describes ways in which educators can work toward a sustainable version of social cohesion by providing diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and religious groups with an education that advances civic equality, recognition, and structural inclusion.

This is a free open public lecture. Everyone is welcome to attend and no booking is required.

For further information please contact Leon Campbell: l.campbell@ioe.ac.uk

About the presenter

Distinguished lecturer Professor James A. Banks is founding director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA; past president of the American Educational Research Association; member of the US National Academy of Education.