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

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

Free


Do students educated in a culturally diverse, international setting have a distinct advantage in the 21st century? How do we best help immigrant and expatriate students adapt to a new country while maintaining their cultural heritage and identity?  Answers to these questions and more will be addressed during the free daylong conference, My Culture, Your Culture: International Education for Success in the 21st Century, at the Lycée Français de New York (LFNY) on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The conference is co-organized by the LFNY, Cultural Services of the French Embassy of the United States, and the French Heritage Language Program. The entire conference will be live-streamed from the event website:.

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