2011 CALL FOR PAPERS
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Values in Higher Education
IMMIGRATION AND IDENTITIES: ACADEMIC CULTURES IN TRANSITION
Education is universally valued. But what constitutes education is debated even by those who share similar backgrounds, ethnicities, language, and professions. When teachers and students who migrate from other cultures or come from diverse backgrounds add their voices, teaching and learning become more complex.
Academic institutions in the U.S. are gateways to social mobility for their students. The paths those students choose vary according to their family expectations, their personal experiences, and institutional responses. “Assimilation” was the watchword in 19th and most of 20th century education. Today’s small colleges, large universities, and community colleges need new philosophies and strategies to meet the world’s fluctuating national and cultural boundaries, interdependent economies and cross-pollinating intellectual and technological exchange.
In its July 27-31, 2011 Annual Meeting, the Society for Values in Higher Education (an interdisciplinary association committed to promoting citizenship, socially responsible values, and intellectual exchange) is organizing three afternoons of working groups for scholars, teachers, and thinkers to address issues of immigration, globalization, and education from various perspectives.
Papers may address questions such as:
David Liu and Booker T. Ingram