AERA 2017 – International Session: Societal Challenges and Educational Research
Experts from Australia, North America and Europe joined a forum to discuss relevant developments of our time from the perspective of educational research – for example regarding the integration of immigrants or digitisation. The “Science Breakfast” was held at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in the USA.
Many of the societal challenges in our time are closely linked to educational aspects. On April 28, the service unit International Cooperation in Education (ice) hosted a forum to discuss how international educational researchers contribute to finding appropriate answers. Entitled “Societal Challenges and Educational Research”, the forum invited researchers from Australia, Canada, Cyprus, England, Finland, Germany and the United States to discuss current scientific projects. This “Science Breakfast” took place at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in San Antonio, Texas. The event aimed at providing a platform for international exchange on research from different perspectives and stimulating international collaboration.
The forum started with a general panel discussion. Dr. Joann Halpern, Director of the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCR) in New York, moderated a debate between Professor Dr. Rose M. Ylimaki, Professor for Educational Administration at the University of Arizona, and Professor Dr. Dr. h. c. Ingrid Gogolin, Professor for General, Intercultural and International Comparative Education at the University of Hamburg. At Roundtables participants could then discuss concrete societal challenges to education such as the integration of immigrants and refugees into education systems and digitisation in educational policy and practice from a research perspective.