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Past Policy 2020 Event

CANCELED — Educating for democracy: Lessons from the teaching profession

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the spread of COVID-19, this event has been canceled.

How can education help uphold principles of democratic governance and lead the way for students and societies? A new book, “On Education and Democracy: 25 Lessons from the Teaching Profession,” looks at how teachers, teacher organizations, and the communities they serve can take a leading role in sustaining and advancing democracy worldwide at a time when it is under dire threat.

On March 17, book co-author and President of Education International Susan Hopgood will share select lessons related to educating for democracy that educators and their organizations have learned throughout history. Following the presentation, a robust panel discussion will focus on how quality education can address the challenges democracy faces today, with a special emphasis on the importance of global citizenship, diversity and inclusion, media literacy, and patriotism versus nationalism.




Susan Hopgood

President - Education International

Federal Secretary - Australian Education Union

Panel discussion

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