Embracing Bilingualism, A Global Perspective

It was exciting to be part in a conference on bilingualism organized by Community School District 14 Superintendent, Alicja Winnicki, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York.

District 14 in Brooklyn is the home of numerous dual language programs including French at P.S. 110, German at P.S. 18, Japanese at P.S. 147, Polish at P.S. 34, programs which are actually featured in my book, The Bilingual Revolution.

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Philanthropy in Education: Interaction with the Public Sector

I recently took part in a panel on philanthropy and education during the annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in Mexico City (CIES 2018), Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue. The panel focused on the interplay at both policy and delivery level between the public sector and the philanthropic one. Funding to higher education is dependent on both national and global shifts in the grantors’ country, and in the receptiveness of African governments and institutions to the modalities of private funding. Neo-liberal trends influencing foundations have promoted the notion of the knowledge economy, which sees higher education as crucial for economic growth.

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What Will Your Ripple Be?

I participated in the 2018 FLENJ (Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey) Annual Conference in April. Their theme this year was: “What Will Your Ripple Be? Global Change Starts with You!” The two-day conference was about promoting world language proficiency, helping teacher practice and leadership, and more.

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[ES] La Revolución Bilingüe en la Ciudad de México

El sábado pasado, participé en un panel sobre el futuro de la educación bilingüe y multilingüe en México con Cristina Rascón (escritora, economista y traductora literaria. Directora y socia fundadora de Skribalia, escuela global de escritores en línea), Jonathan Payne (profesor International Baccalaureate, Churchill College) y Renata Somar (traductora literaria, narradora. Coordinadora regional Proyecto Échange, Directora agencia Pli selon pli).

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The Bilingual Revolution in Mexico City

Last Saturday, I participated in a panel on the future of bilingual and multilingual education in Mexico with Cristina Rascón (writer, literary translator, and director of Skribalia, a global school of online writers), Jonathan Payne (International Baccalaureate teacher at Churchill College) and Renata Somar (guitarist, literary translator, regional coordinator of Proyecto Échange , and director of Pli selon pli agency).

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What Is the Influence of American Foundations on Universities in Africa?

What is the influence of American foundations on universities in Africa?
By Fabrice Jaumont, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) – USPC

University of Cape Town, South Africa: $80,902,000
Largest donor: Gates Foundation

University of Makere, Uganda: $42,352,000
Largest donor: Rockefeller Foundation

University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa: $28,742,000
Largest donor: Rockefeller Foundation

University of Ghana: $19,992,000
Largest donor: Ford Foundation

University of Ibadan, Nigeria: $14,162,000
Largest donor: MacArthur Foundation

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