The Korean Association for Multicultural Education (KAME) Conference was held during May 10-12, 2012 at Hanyang University in Seoul, South Korea. The theme “Diversity, Equity and Excellence in Education” featured various speakers converging from across Asia and places farther afield, like the United States and France.
My panel expounded on diverse topics such as LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning) in education and cultural resources in Vietnamese education. I presented on multiethnic Koreans in education and the current government trends of creating “separate but equal” schools in South Korea to address diversity and how that is not the most appropriate response.
During the conference, I had the pleasure to meet Christine E. Sleeter, president of NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education). We chatted about the upcoming NAME Conference being held in Philadelphia from November 28~December 1. I submitted a proposal and look forward to attending! If any of my readers are in the Philly area, come to the conference! It would be great to see you.
I also met with Carl A. Grant from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and we chatted about the challenges teachers face with multicultural education. It was great to get his input on teacher quality. I will definitely follow up with him in the future.
Overall, the conference was insightful and I always learn something new at each academic conference!
KAME Conference: http://www.kame.or.kr/
NAME Conference: http://nameorg.org/plan-now-names-2012-conference-philly-1128-121/