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International scholar to present truth and reconciliation curriculum research at OSU-Tulsa

Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2022


Guest speaker Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook will deliver a public lecture at OSU-Tulsa to discuss how teacher education in Canada addresses truth and reconciliation issues through partnerships with local Indigenous and school board communities. "Truth and then Reconciliation Research: An Emerging Field of Curriculum Studies” is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 3 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in North Hall 150. Free and open parking is available in Lot E.

Ng-A-Fook is professor and vice dean of graduate studies at the University of Ottawa. He is a leader in Canadian curriculum studies as well as the broader international field. His scholarly work involves reframing Canadian curriculum studies, advocating for indigenous education and reconciliation curriculum, engaging in transnational and international education and using digital technologies for civic engagement.

Opening remarks will be delivered by Dr. Jon E. Pedersen, dean of the OSU College of Education and Human Sciences, along with Dr. Shelbie Witte, school head of the School of Teaching, Learning and Educational Sciences. A brief discussion will follow the conclusion of Ng-A-Fook’s presentation.

This presentation is the inaugural lecture of the William F. Pinar Endowed Curriculum Studies Fund, which provides sustaining support to the curriculum studies program to gather scholars, leaders and educators for efforts to understand curriculum in new light and inspire creative visions for equity, social justice, sustainability and peace. Learn more about the fund’s mission and purpose on the College of Education and Human Sciences website.



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