March 3, 2009: Prof. Florence on teaching education. World Views: Malaysian education.

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Teaching Education with Prof. Namulundah Florence

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Prof. Namulundah Florence is an assistant professor of education at Brooklyn College.  Prof. Florence was educated in Kenya, and went on to study and teach in England and in the U.S.  We sat down this past fall for a conversation about the profession of education, and how our culture and media affect the classroom.  We reflect on the writings of educator and prolific writer bell hooks and on Prof. Florence’s writings, and discuss what it’s like to be a teacher to adults.

World Views on Malaysia with Keng Han Tan

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Keng Han Tan now works as a Graphic Designer in New York City.  He was born and raised in Malaysia, where he attended Chinese private schools.  As part of our World Views series, he shares with us his personal reflections on schooling in Malaysia, and how his perspectives changed when he came to do his Masters in the U.S.

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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