Please see Newsletter and Schedule (attached) - and plan on joining our annual meeting this year.
We will be celebrating the contributions of Judith Torney-Purta at lunch time.
The 2016 Jan L. Tucker Memorial Lecture will be given by Audrey Osler.
The Struggle for Cosmopolitan Values: Teachers as Change Agents in Turbulent Times
How should social studies educators respond to the growth of anti-democratic and xenophobic movements, anxieties about violent extremism, and a growth in populist politics, exemplified in 2016 by the Brexit vote and Trump’s US presidential campaign? Is democracy fragile, and if so, what do educators need to do differently? Drawing on experiences of living and working in the U.S., Europe, and East Asia, Audrey Osler will examine the cosmopolitan values emphasized by educators with an internationalist and human rights-based vision, and re-assess their place in schools. She will discuss the moral and political responsibilities of teachers and ways that schools can empower young citizens to believe in and struggle for and hopeful future.