NGT, HC pull up civic bodies over defacement, use of paper in DUSU polls

The Delhi High Court and National Green Tribunal (NGT) turned up the heat on the city’s civic bodies on Tuesday over the upcoming Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) polls. The Delhi High Court sought responses of the city police and civic bodies on a plea seeking ban on defacement of public properties by DUSU candidates while the NGT rapped authorities over the blatant use of paper in poll campaign. Issuing notice to the Delhi University on the issue, a bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar also sought the…

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The future of global ed: civic engagement, social responsibility, says AIEA

Social responsibility and civil engagement are rising on the checklist of what an international education should include. At the recent annual conference of the Association of International Education Administrators, delegates and thought leaders explored how to incorporate social responsibility into the curriculum and underlined the need to create “global citizens”. Sara Custer is originally from Oklahoma. After studying in Chicago and a four-year stint as a TEFL teacher in Barcelona she came to London to start her journalism career. In her free time you’ll find her cycling and desperately trying…

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Digital Tools for Civic Engagement: A Conversation with Joe Kahne

Here at International Ed News, we have been engaged in a series of conversations with researchers working with educational issues in innovative ways on the margins of formal schooling. We previously spoke with Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and John Seely Brown. Recently, we spoke with Dr. Joe Kahne about his work in democracy and education, urban education, and Youth and Participatory Politics. He particularly focuses on digital media and online components of civic engagement. Dr. Kahne is Professor of Education at Mills College as well as Chair of the MacArthur Foundation…

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