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FAU to Host Global Education Symposium


BOCA RATON, FL (April 15, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Education will host the “Global Education Symposium 2010: Learning and Leadership in a Diverse World,” featuring a keynote address by Dr. James A. Banks, on Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 2000 NW 19th St., in Boca Raton.

            The Global Education Symposium will bring together educators and students from Pre-K through grade 12, along with higher education institutions, for a day of discussion and learning about the links between multicultural education and global education. Dr. James Banks, a world-renowned scholar and author about issues of diversity, will give the luncheon keynote speech, titled “Multicultural and Citizenship Education: Global Perspectives.”  In his presentation, Banks will focus on diverse educational approaches from various parts of the world, and discuss best practices and successes that can be adapted in any classroom.

Banks is the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies, as well as the founding director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle.  His speech will be followed by a response from Dr. Margarita Pinkos, executive director of multicultural education for the Palm Beach County Public School District. There also will be informative presentations and conversations related to internationalizing Pre-K through grade 12 education, internationalizing higher education, as well as global projects and issues.

For more information, contact Dawn Davis at 561-297-6598 or


About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges: College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit .

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