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Majlis Series - Al Qasimi Foundation (Ras Al-Khaimah)

Global Identity in Multicultural and International Educational Contexts

The increased movement of people globally has changed the face of national and international schooling. Higher levels of mobility have resulted from both the willing movement of students and their families with a desire to create a better life, and the forced movement of refugee families travelling away from war, famine, and other extreme circumstances.
This policy majlis explores the idea that the complex connections created by the forces of globalisation have led to a diminishing difference between what were once described as international schools and national schools. By examining a selection of responses from students attending international schools in Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Philippines, and Switzerland, Bagnall will discuss key issues surrounding identity and cosmopolitan senses of belonging. The notion that international students have become global citizens through their affiliation to a global rather than a national identity exhibits a changing and potentially irreversible trend.
Presenter: Nigel Bagnall is currently Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia. He has worked in international schools, and his research has included work on intercultural sensitivity, education and belonging, youth transition into a global marketplace, and global identity formation.

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Date: Wednesday, December 09
Venue: Al Qasimi Foundation (RAK Gas Building, Level 3)
Time: 4:00-6:00 P.M.

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