Paying the Price - College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream. 

Monday, April 25, 10:30a-12:00pm, College of Education room 22

There is a new economics of college in America.  Millions of people enroll in higher education with plans to work, borrow, and conserve, only to find that their funds still fall short of today’s high college prices.  How has this changed what it means to attend college?  How do students make ends meet while pursuing degrees, and how can we make it easier for them to succeed?  In this talk, Dr. Goldrick-Rab will discuss a six-year-long multi-method experimental study that sought to find out.

Sara Goldrick-Rab is a Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Founding Director at the Wisconsin HOPE Lab. Her research examines the intended and unintended consequences of the college-for-all movement in the United States. She is the recipient of the William T. Grant Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Award and the American Educational Research Association’s Early Career Award. In fall 2016, the University of Chicago will publish her latest book, Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream.

This event is sponsored by The Forum on the Future of Public Education

Please direct questions about this event to Jameson Brewer (tbrewer2@illinois.edu)

The Global Education Industry and its Impact on How Education is Reframed, Governed, and Funded. 

Tuesday, March 29, 12-1:00pm (Pacific Time)

Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Professor of Comparative and International at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York. Past president of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), she published extensively on policy borrowing and lending, globalization, and comparative policy studies. A recent book, entitled The Global Education Industry, was co-edited by Antoni Verger, Christopher Lubienski and Gita Steiner-Khamsi as part of the World Yearbook of Education series (Routledge, 2016).

The presentation draws on the book The Global Education Industry, edited by Antoni Verger, Christopher Lubienski and Gita Steiner-Khamsi, and published by Routledge in January 2016. The presenter argues that the current commercialization wave is fundamentally different from earlier waves of private-sector involvement in education. She discusses examples of how the global education industry has shaped the ways “effective education” (learning) is re-framed. She also discusses why new governance and finance models have surfaced – models that enable profit, an economy of scale, and a long-term “service contract” benefiting private-sector providers. For a long time, critical educational researchers attempted to See[ing] Like a State (James G. Scott) in order to understand governmentality in education. The presenter proposes that we need to Calculate like a Business in order to explore the business logic underlying current trends in public education. 

If you are attending in person, please come to Scarfe 308A, University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, from 12 pm to 1 pm on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (Pacific Time). If you are joining the webinar, please go to http://bluejeans.com/ and click “Join meeting” as a participant and enter Meeting ID: 305154344 *Please join us at 11:50 am so that we can ensure everyone’s audio and video work properly. Also, please (1) mute your microphone, (2) turn off your video feed, and (3) do not share screen. If you would like to ask questions or need technical assistance, please use the 'CHAT' typing function.

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The Campus Conversation on Undergraduate Education and The Forum on the Future of Public Education Presents: The Citizen Teacher, A Colloquium with Harry Boyte

Friday, February 26, 12-1:30pm, Education Building room 22

Harry Boyte (University of Minnesota; Augsburg College; Kettering Foundation) is a social theorist with a background in civil rights organizing.  He is the author of numerous books and articles including Everyday Politics: Reconnecting Citizens and Public Life (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004); Building America: The Democratic Promise of Public Work, with Nan Kari (Temple University Press, 1996), and his recent edited volume, Democracy's Education: Public Work, Citizenship, and the Future of Colleges and Universities (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015).  A leading architect of the new civics, Boyte writes about democracy, education, professionalism, and public life in the New York Times, Huffington Post, and a range of academic and popular outlets.

Professor Boyte has made two of his articles available in advance of the colloquium:

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The Forum on the Future of Public Education Presents: Webinar/Seminar on the Marketization and Privatization in Education Seminar Series

Frank Adamson & Björn Åstrand (Jan 26, Tue, 12pm-1pm, PST) 

Abstract

We will present key ideas from our forthcoming book - Global Education Reform: How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes - which offers a comparative analysis of policies and outcomes in countries pursuing either market-based, privatizing or government-based, public investment approaches to education. The book spans six countries organized into threegeographically proximatepairs: 1) Chile and Cuba, 2) Sweden and Finland, and 3) Canada and the United States. Each pair contains one country trending towards privatization while the other employs a public investment approach. Authors from each country (except for Cuba) provide individual case studies. We will synthesize these in framing (introductory) and comparative chapters that reveal the higher levels of equity and outcomes occurring in countries using the public investment approach to education. 

Bio: Frank Adamson currently studies the effects of different political and economic approaches to education on student experiences and their performance in schools. In the U.S., he researches the impacts of charter schools and portfolio districts on students, teachers, and communities. Internationally, Frank compares strategies of privatization and public investment in national education systems. Previously, he has published on the adoption of assessments of deeper learning and 21st century skills at the state, national, and international levels, as well as on teacher salary differences between districts and within metropolitan labor markets in New York and California. Frank earned his Ph.D. in International Comparative Education from Stanford University and began his career in education as an English teacher.

Björn Åstrand is dean for teacher education and educational sciences at Karlstad University, Sweden. He pursued a secondary teacher career in 1980s followed by teaching history at Umeå University in 1990s. He served as dean from 2005 to 2011 for teacher education and educational sciences at Umeå University. He has been vice chair of the Swedish association for deans in teacher education and he has chaired the network on Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE). He has been active in advancement of teacher education in specific areas as advancing the scientific foundations for teacher education, internationalisation, quality assurance, and use of ICT. In 2007 he was appointed to a governmental expert committee proposing a revised model for Swedish teacher education and in 2015 the government assigned him to an expertise group for the improvement of the Swedish School system. He earned his PhD in history from Umeå University in 2000 and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2012. His current research is focused on educational history, democracy and values, and teacher education.

If you are attending in person, please come to Scarfe 308A, University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time) on Tuesday, January 26, 2016.

If you are joining the webinar, please go to http://bluejeans.com/ and click “Join meeting” as a participant and enter Meeting ID: 305154344

Please join us at 12:20pm so that we can ensure everyone’s audio and video work properly. Also, please (1) mute your microphone, (2) turn off your video feed, and (3) do not share screen. If you would like to ask questions or need technical assistance, please use the 'CHAT' typing function.

*****Please RSVP by filling out the form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1O4st1bq9rwo7RMU52bA71RInQll4vV2kTaQUXNsJsZM/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

For other assistance, please send a message to Ee-Seul Yoon: eeseul@gmail.com.

For past presentation abstracts and presenter contact info, please go to http://mpeducation.weebly.com/