The Penn GSE-King's College Collaborative
Penn GSE and the Department of Education and Professional Studies at King's College, London have joined in a collaborative arrangement to promote mutual interests in educational issues related to language, literacy, and culture. This has led to many forms of dialogue and exchange including short and long term visits by faculty and students and an annual workshop in conjunction with Penn's Ethnography in Education Research Forum.
The collaboration involves those working in Penn GSE's Language and Literacy in Education division as well as other colleagues associated with language, literacy, and culture at both institutions. The goal is to enhance the professional activity of faculty and students, to develop the quality and depth of work through liaisons across international boundaries, and to enrich the programmatic/degree offerings related particularly to urban and international education. The areas of collaboration will include research and teaching as well as various forms of inter-faculty and inter-student visits, exchanges and joint presentations/projects.
For details on activities sponsored by the Collaborative, click here.
East China Normal University
Penn GSE's Office of International Programs has partnered with East China Normal University (ECNU) in the creation of China's first-ever doctorate of education program. Based in Shanghai, ECNU is one of China's premier teachers' colleges, and the joint Ed.D. program has been developed in cooperation with the Chinese Ministry of Education. Program degrees will be issued by ECNU.
The Ed.D. program, a practical departure from the more theoretical PhD programs available in China, allows participants to tap into the experiences and resources of Penn GSE in order to improve schools and universities throughout China. In the preliminary stages of this initiative, GSE shared its expertise on curriculum development, sending Penn faculty members and associates to Shanghai to lead intensive seminars. Penn GSE welcomed the first cohort of ECNU students in Fall 2006
Inter-American Educational Leadership Network
Committed to dramatic reform in schools and other educating institutions, the Inter-American Educational Leadership Network (IAELN/RILE) includes innovative leaders across fields and sectors — government, corporate, private, public, university and community organizations. By sharing knowledge, ideas, skills and resources, Network members bridge the professional and organizational silos that all too often frustrate breakthrough reform.