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WERA Symposium @ GERA, 13-16 March 2016, Kassel Germany

Wednesday, March 16, 2016   (0 Comments)
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WERA Symposium @ GERA, 13-16 March 2016, Kassel Germany

The WERA Symposium @ GERA took place from 13-16 March 2016 in Kassel, Germany. The title of this Symposium was 'Movers in Educational Space'. The Symposium addressed the burning issue of wars, natural disasters and hunger as well as the consequence of refugees and the question, in what ways the (national) education systems reacted to this in history/worldwide. The HIV&AIDS pandemic and the associated high poverty challenges have required of education research, policy makers and so forth to not only be reactive but also proactive. Is education research well-placed to give advice and support in such constellations, or is it rather not because of the 'inertia' of categories and schemata that set the frame for it?

Three invited speakers and one discussant formed part of the Symposium:

- European perspective: Dr Frank van Tubergen
- A representative of UNHCR: Prof Sara Dryden-Peterson
- African children, adversity & teachers who champion resilience: Prof Linda Theron
- Discussant: Prof Dr Louis Henri Seukwa


From left to right: Louis Henri Seukwa; Jochem Thijs; Ingrid Gogolin; Linda Theron and Sarah Dryden-Petersen


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