Tuesday, December 6, 2016

IEAA Excellence Awards 2016: Stuart Hughes (Professional Commentary in International Education) @IDPDRIE

I have worked at the University of Chicago in various international education roles since September 2000.  I love it here and just may remain here the remainder of my professional career (not counting various international higher education consulting projects I find myself involved with for other institutions and organizations)!

That said, I think Stuart Hughes has one of the best jobs on the planet!  Stuart runs the IDP Database of Research on International Education which is managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and supported by IDP.  Someday our paths will cross and I will finally meet Stuart and we can share some beverages together!

At the recent Australian International Education Conference held in Melbourne, Stuart received the well deserved IEAA Excellence Awards 2016 for Professional Commentary in International Education.  Last Thursday, IEAA tweeted out a wonderful video on Stuart and his contributions (on a global level) to the field of international education and I have embedded that video below.

You can access the IDP Database of Research on International Education at http://opac.acer.edu.au/IDP_drie/index.html

You can follow the IDP Database of Research on International Education at https://twitter.com/IDPDRIE

Finally, if you have published your work related to international education please consider adding it to the IDP Database of Research on International Education.  See the IDP-DRIE homepage link above to learn more about contributing your work.

Friday, December 2, 2016

"No Certificate of Global Citizenship" - Donald Trump in Cincinnati, Ohio on December 1, 2016

December 1, 2016 - During the first stop of his "Thank You Tour" in Cincinnati, Ohio, President-elect Donald Trump spoke on many issues but at the 15:00 mark his words signaled what could be his administration's approach to and support of international educational and cultural exchanges. You can view and listen below:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Foreign Students and the Beijing Imperial Academy (Temple of Confucius at Beijing) during the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties

Back in November 2013 I attended the Partnership in International Management (PIM) conference in Beijing, China.  After the conference I spent the weekend in Beijing with my friend Weidong (Jim) and he took me to all of the sites including the Great Wall of China.

One of the places he took me to visit was the Temple of Confucius at Beijing.  Built in 1302, it is the second largest Confucian Temple in China after the one in Qufu.  I really enjoyed my visit and learned that the Imperial Academy, also known as Imperial College, was the highest educational institution in feudal China and it was the only school to enroll foreign students coming from top sending countries such as Korea, Russia, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand among others.

Following are several photos of my visit to the Temple of Confucius at Beijing and a three photos are of display signs highlighting the recruitment of foreign students.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Two More Big International Education Related Announcements at the University of Chicago!

Last Monday, November 21st I posted about Two Big International Education Related Announcements at the University of Chicago over the Weekend!

Well, two more big international education related announcements were recently made and I wanted to briefly highlight below.  The University of Chicago has another Marshall Scholar and another Rhodes Scholar!  You can read more about both here and here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Family Member Global Birth City Photo Project at my Son's School

I've posted many times here on IHEC Blog about some of the wonderful things happening at the school my children attend (The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools which was founded by John Dewey) that provide an international/intercultural perspective.  Today, after dropping off my 8 year old son at school, while I was waiting in the lobby for the shuttle to take me close to my office I was reminded of a late summer request we received from the Parent's Association for the Lower and Nursery/Kindergarten Schools (my youngest son is in 2nd Grade to 3 Year Old Nursery School building).  The Parent's Association asked parents to submit a family photo and only listing the city and Country where everyone in the family was born and the pictures were hung in the main lobby since the beginning of the school year (see photo above with all of the submitted photos arranged on the lobby window).  This is a wonderful project as it provides a the children with an opportunity to see how diverse and how global our school community truly is.

After finding our family photo I began to look for other children/families we know.  It is fascinating to the wide ranging and global diversity of cities where members of many families were born.  Below is a small sample of photos I took of the diverse locations where some people were born in some families.  My family photo is also included below as my wife Ana was born in Osaka, Japan as her father was studying and teaching Dentistry at Kansai Gaidai University and her mother was teaching English in Osaka.

This is the original photo submission of my family and where each of us was born.  I wanted to include the photo I took of my family photo as part of the project with this post (see above) but I also wanted to include the original family photo to show off my wonderful family!  Photo taken in June, 2016 at my daughter's 8th grade graduation.