The final production of our tenth season inaugurated this year's Provost's Global Forum, "Why School? International Perspectives on Education and Social Transformation." Host Joan Kjaer and expert panelists discussed school and educational systems around the world, and how schools are both products of society and a process for effecting changes in society. Panelists answered questions such as: What is the purpose of schooling in society? And what are the relationships between educational reform, globalization, and social change?
Segment 1: How do schools represent and enact social/cultural philosophies and assumptions?
Segment 2: Education and social transformation in the U.S.
Segment 3: Education and social transformation, cross-cultural comparisons
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