On Friday of this week (November 6), the 100K Strong-Mistral Scholars depart for Chile. They will partner will Centro GaM, Fundacion Iguales, student movements, a network of school leaders, and Universidad Alberto Hurtado to understand pedagogies of social transformation. Locate us throughout the week via participants’ posts on Twitter with the tag #Learn_Chile , or follow department posts @CLAS_TXST
Project LEARN-Chile will host an open conference, co-sponsored by Texas State University and Universidad Alberto Hurtado, on the theme of Social Transformation and Justice through Education: Citizens Changing the World on Thursday, 12 November.
Scholars will also participate in seminars at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado and attend the 3rd annual encuentro of Populusaurio, a public meeting of citizens’ groups and NGO’s working for democratic participation in creating an inclusive and just society. En tu cabeza hay un pais!
The Leadership and Educational Action Resource Network (LEARN): Binational Graduate Student Collaboration for Educational Improvement in Chile project (Project LEARN-Chile) implements a transnational research and learning opportunity for doctoral students in education at Texas State University. Participants will collaborate with doctoral students at our partner universities in Chile, Universidad Alberto Hurtado and Universidad Diego Portales, in a research as service learning initiative. The project will occur via a doctoral seminar course in the Fall 2015 semester and involves travel to Chile in November, 2015. The 18 100K Strong-Gabriela Mistral Scholars selected from the Ph.D. in Education program (School Improvement or Adult, Professional & Community Education majors are welcome), have received travel awards to participate in research fieldwork and mutual learning in Chile. Project LEARN-Chile is funded through the 100,000 Strong in the Americas program. See the About Us page for more information.
Dr. Michael O’Malley, Principal Investigator / Chair & Associate Professor
Tanya Long, Co-Principal Investigator / Doctoral Research Assistant
Dr. Maria Teresa Rojas Fabris, Project Site Coordinator-Santiago / Academic Secretary & Faculty, Doctorado en Educacion, Universidad Alberto Hurtado
Carmen Gloria Almendras Montgomery, Spanish Language Instruction