Oct. 28, 2008: World Views: education in Japan. Prof. Ken Estey on Studies in Religion

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2008 at 5:05 pm

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World Views on Japan with Yoko Anderson

On the first half of the show, we talk with Yoko Anderson.  Yoko was educated primarily in Japan, and came to the US to do Masters work at the School for International Training.  She is now an international student advisor at the Julliard School.  Yoko discusses with us some of the strengths and challenges that a Japanese student brings when transitioning to American schools, sharing both insights from her schooldays in Japan and her experience now as an advisor to students from all over the world.

Studies in Religion at Brooklyn College

On the second half of the show, Prof. Ken Estey discusses the revived Studies in Religion program at Brooklyn College.  Prof. Estey went to Union Seminary in Manhattan, teaches ethics and politics here at Brooklyn College, and is the new coordinator for the Studies in Religion program.  We discuss the program, Brooklyn’s religious diversity, and talk about the place for studying ethics and morality in today’s university.

To learn more about the Studies in Religion program, email KEstey@brooklyn.cuny.edu.

The World Views and American Views Series

Our World Views series features interviews with individuals who have been educated primarily abroad — a complement to our American Views series.  Most participants in the World Views series have now moved to the U.S., and share with us their reflections on the widely varying experiences and schools they have encountered.

Each unique educational biography is meant to provide a prism through which we can gain insight into the many meanings of education and how it shapes us as individuals. These conversations are not meant to be sources of authoritative information on educational systems or statistics.

We invite you to respond to the interviews you hear by writing to us at bcthinktank@gmail.com.  If you or someone you know would be a good interviewee for either the American or World Views series, please contact us.


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