Blurring Boundaries: An International Educational Development Conference

April 10-11, 2012
Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel

Many countries, provinces, municipalities and other governing bodies have requested, indeed mandated, that their universities serve as levers of change for educational improvement in their communities. Colleges and universities are being asked to use their formidable intellectual and human resources to expedite the development of education and educational capacity for children and adolescents. For many universities, however, active involvement in school improvement has proven challenging because a template for such work does not exist – at least not one that is readily applicable to a variety of cultures.

The Blurring Boundaries Conference, co-sponsored by the United Nations Academic Impact and the Committee for Teaching about the United Nations, will offer two days of panel sessions, symposia and keynote addresses, allowing scholars and leaders to gather and
exchange international research on child development, health and mental health, schooling, indigenous education, neuroscience and other relevant topics, which will inform the partnership work of universities worldwide in their educational development efforts.

Target Audiences
University researchers working in educational development and comparative education, university outreach, service and partnership officers, governmental and non-governmental international education development professionals, and health, mental health and neuroscience researchers.

In order to assure that we have sufficient space for all attendees, an early registration is required. The deadline is approaching very quickly, and the space is limited. If you plan on attending the conference, please go to our website and register no later than Friday March 23, 2012. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

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