CS II.3 - J. Greenlaw

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CS II.3 - J. Greenlaw

  1. 1. Pan-Canadian Study ofDeans’ Thoughts about their Faculties’ Education for All Projects Dr. Jim Greenlaw University of Ontario Institute of Technology Canada
  2. 2. IntroductionInterviewed 15 deans across Canada using groundedtheory approachCanadian deans of education consistently value the EFAwork that their professors conduct with their internationalpartners, but they argue that this work is complex toadminister.Videotapes of the interviews were used to establish a listof 10 principles for maintaining sustainable EFA projectsand partnerships.ACDE Accord on Internationalization of Faculties ofEducationIAU HEEFA Reference Group since 2007
  3. 3. Ted Riecken - University of Victoria Institutional Commitment
  4. 4. Principles for Sustainable EFA ProjectsEstablish institutional commitment – Effective EFAprojects require the ongoing moral support and financialcommitment of the university’s senior administration andthey require EFA research and service work to berecognized in tenure and promotion and merit evaluationsof faculty members. (Riecken, Sumara, and Snart)Empower graduate students – Graduate studentparticipation in EFA projects can provide vital energy tothese initiatives. (Snart)
  5. 5. Fern Snart – University of Alberta Reciprocity
  6. 6. Principles for Sustainable EFA ProjectsExpand EFA to include lifelong learning – EFA projectsshould not be limited to formal elementary level educationsettings but can include all levels of both formal and non-formal education. (McNinch and Frank)Develop reciprocal knowledge exchanges – Researchand teaching in EFA projects should involve reciprocal andequitable knowledge exchange. (Snart and Frank)
  7. 7. Jeff Orr St. Francis Xavier University Building Lasting Relationships
  8. 8. Principles for Sustainable EFA ProjectsBuild lasting relationships through communityengaged scholarship – EFA projects should involvecommunity engaged scholarship that is based upon asocial justice philosophy of education and long termrelationship building among project partners.(Sumara, Frank, and Orr)Redefine accountability – Canadian faculties ofeducation need to continue to take a moral stand in theirwork with funding agencies and to find ways to loosenbureaucratic constraints and narrow views of whatconstitutes accountability in effective EFA projects.(Magnusson and McNinch)
  9. 9. Kris Magnusson Simon Fraser UniversityBridging the Digital Divide
  10. 10. Principles for Sustainable EFA ProjectsReduce risk and manage for sustainability – EFAprojects need to be carefully and competently managed ifthey are to be successful, and this requires thecommitment of all partners. At the same time, if EFAprojects are to be sustainable, risk managementassessments should be conducted frequently during thelife of a partnership. (Sumara, Turnbull and Orr)Bridge the digital divide – EFA projects should attemptto bridge the digital divide by employing, where it iswarranted, cost effective educational technologies toempower marginalized communities through distanceeducation modalities. (Magnusson and Turnbull)
  11. 11. Fiona Blaikie Brock University EFA and Undergraduates
  12. 12. Principles for Sustainable EFA ProjectsInclude research funding in all EFA projects – Fundingagencies need to be encouraged by faculties of educationto support the research components of EFA projectsbecause without research there can be no meaningfulknowledge exchange. (Magnusson)Establish EFA components in undergraduate servicelearning and practicum experiences – Faculties ofeducation should consider carefully the EFA potential ofthe service learning and international practicumopportunities that they can provide for their undergraduatestudents. (Turnbull, Elliot, and Blaikie)
  13. 13. Principles for EFAEstablish institutional commitmentEmpower graduate studentsExpand EFA to include lifelong learningDevelop reciprocal knowledge exchangesBuild lasting relationships through community engagedscholarshipRedefine accountabilityReduce risk and manage for sustainabilityBridge the digital divideInclude research funding in all EFA projectsEstablish EFA components in undergraduate servicelearning and practicum experiences
  14. 14. ConclusionCanadian deans of education firmlybelieve that stable, long-term EFApartnerships grounded in well-established intercultural relationshipsprovide the promise of increased globalsecurity and prosperity and increasedhope for future generations of learners.

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