New Proposed Sessions
Informal Session: Schools in the Pacific
We had over 14 people participate in our session over the day in Kauaʻi. Along with the people present, a few others who could not attend the Kauaʻi meeting expressed interest in future participation. We had productive and informative conversations discussing current issues related to schooling throughout the Pacific. These themes included but were not limited to schools as sites of socialization, training of children (for work or leadership roles), policy changes and actual implementation, curriculum and teacher preparation and training, structural and global institutional factors affecting schooling, and the role of schooling in communities. These themes are just a sampling of the many conversations we had and further contributions along these lines or connected to other aspects of schooling are welcomed.
We plan to move to a working session at the 2018 ASAO meetings with the eventual goal of publication in a journal. Interested participants should send abstracts to Rachel Emerine Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 1st. The abstracts should include the title of their desired paper and a description of the project/research they would like to write about. We also plan to create a google doc to share references and provide some feedback prior to the February meetings. If you would like to join the dialogue or present a paper, please let Rachel know.
Rachel Hicks, University of California–San Diego <email@example.com>