Dr. Fernando M. Reimers
Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education;
Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program
Empowering Global Citizens
This presentation will discuss the role of curriculum and pedagogy in educating students for global citizenship.
Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University.
Professor Reimers is an expert in the field of Global Education. His research and teaching focus on understanding how to educate children and youth so they can thrive in the 21st century. He studies how education policy and leadership foster educational innovation and quality improvement. As part of the work of the Global Education Innovation Initiative he leads, he and his colleagues have just finished a comparative study of the goals of education as reflected in the curriculum in Chile, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and the United States, published as Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century by Harvard Education Press, a book which has also been published in Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish. His other recently published books, include Fifteen Letters on Education in Singapore, and Empowering Global Citizens.
His writings have conceptualized and defined the profile of a globally competent graduate in the 21st century. He chairs an annual Think Tank that brings to Harvard University leaders of thought and practice in global education around the world.
He is also active advising governments, international development organizations, universities, public and independent schools and other educational institutions to improve their quality and relevance. He is a member of the US Commission for UNESCO and of the Steering Group of Education in Conflict and Crisis of the United States Agency for International Development and works with policy makers in the United States, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. More information about his work is available online.