My Culture, Your Culture: International Education for Success in the 21st Century

New York, NY - Apr 12 8:45 am all day

Price: Free


Do students educated in a culturally diverse, international setting have adistinct advantage in the 21st century? How do we best help immigrant andexpatriate students adapt to a new country while maintaining their culturalheritage and identity?  Answers tothese questions and more will be addressed during the free daylong conference, My Culture, Your Culture: InternationalEducation for Success in the 21st Century, at the Lycée Françaisde New York (LFNY) on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The conference is co-organizedby the LFNY, Cultural Services of the French Embassy of the United States, andthe French Heritage Language Program. The entire conference will belive-streamed from the event website:.

In a series of three panels,leading experts from around the world, including Ruth E. Van Reken, co-authorwith David C. Pollock of Third CultureKids: Growing Up Among Worlds, as well as professors Patrick Savidan,founder of the French NGO Inequalities Watch (Observatoire des Inegalités), andGérard Bouchard, historian,sociologist and lecturer at the Univeristé du Québec, will explorecultural identity and diversity, and educating students for success in the 21stcentury. A special screening of the documentary, I Learn America, by Gitte Peng and Jean-MichelDissard will take after the conference, followed by a Q&A with Ms. Peng andstudents in the film. 

My Culture, Your Culture: International Education for Success in the 21st Century

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