Second Annual Teaching the World Forum to be Hosted by GSE



On Thursday, April 25, Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) will be host the second annual Teaching the World Forum from 9 am at the Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall.

All New Jersey teacher education faculties are invited to hear from teacher educators, administrators, teachers and students from multiple disciplines, to discuss and learn how to better prepare teachers in today’s global society. It will explore how to prepare teachers to guide their students to investigate the world and act responsibly.

Some major changes have been made from last year’s event under the same title. This year, the GSE is taking the initiative statewide with the help of the grant from Longview Foundation, by inviting teacher educators from throughout NJ.

The invited guest speaker is Vivien Stewart, Senior Advisor for Education at the Asia Society and author of A World Class Education: Learning from International Models of Excellence and Education. She will be sharing the common elements of successful systems and their implications for teacher educators. United States has been at the forefront of education, leading other countries to expand higher education beyond the elite class. However, other countries have now caught up and are leaping ahead in high school graduation rates, in the quality and equity of the K12 education systems, and in the proportion of students graduating from college. Ms. Stewart will be discussing what we can learn from the world and their education systems.

The workshop is free of charge with lunch provided, and will also have four professional development hours available for those interested.

The forum is funded by Longview Foundation for World Affairs and International Understanding, an organization helping young people in the United States learn about world regions and global issues since 1966.

If you would like to participate, RSVP to Kathleen Myles at by April 1, 2013