Globalization and increasing immigration have brought new opportunities and tensions to education in rapidly industrialized Asian countries. This one-day conference features five papers that were authored by distinguished scholars specializing in educational policies, institutional studies, curriculum and instruction, and teacher education. Their presentations focus on identifying challenges with ensuring equitable access to quality education for immigrants in urban India, Japan, Korea and Singapore and intend to generate a discourse on several questions: How has immigration induced diversification in student populations in Asian urban areas in the past several decades? How have population changes escalated transitions and transformations in educational institutions? How have government officials, policymakers and educators responded to these changes? To what degree and why are these policies and their implementation effective or ineffective, compared with their purposes and intentions?
This conference is sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center and the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration is required. For more information, visit the conference event page.