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Joachim H. Knoll to keynote School of Education two-day seminar focused in international migration and integration
Joachim H. Knoll to keynote School of Education two-day seminar focused in international migration and integrationSeptember 17, 2002Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Editor’s Note: The panelists will be available for interviews with the media after the Sept. 20 presentations.
As a part of the “One Year Later” campus-wide event to remember, find meaning and commemorate the one-year anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, the School of Education and Academic Institute for Educators of Adults will present a two-day seminar titled “Global Issues Forum II: International Migration and Integration.” The featured speaker will be Joachim H. Knoll, professor of education at the University of Bochum, Germany. The forum is open to all students, faculty and community members.
Knoll, a member of the German UNESCO-Commission and the New York Academy of Sciences, will present the keynote address, “International Migration and Integration: Findings, Tendencies and Solutions,” on Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Education Resource Center (ERC), Room 056 of Huntington Hall.
On Sept. 20, Knoll will moderate two panel discussions, both in the ERC. At 9 a.m. the first panel discussion, “Integration or Assimilation: Cultural, Linguistic and Ethnic Issues,” will explore the roles of the state, private agencies and the community in integration, financial support for immigrants, the consequences of relocation for immigrants, similar subcultures and retention of immigrants. Panelists include Joan Serino, caseworker for the Cuban/Haitian program of the
InterReligious Council of Central New York; Kip Hargraves, coordinator of refugee services for Catholic Charities; Joey Ting Yin Tse, academic services counselor for Syracuse University Continuing Education/University College; and Patricia Burak, director of SU’s Slutzker Center for International Services.
At 1 p.m., “The Role of Adult Education in Integration: Understanding Culture Clashes and Gaps Between Citizens and Cultural and Political Retention” will look at the motivations for integration and the place of integration in adult education, model program structures, voluntary vs. public agencies, the curriculum of integration, emotional dimensions, language capacities and the overall role of heritage. Panelists will include Pinyoun (sic), coordinator of the refugee resettlement service for Catholic Charities, Robert Didio, director of human resources for L. & J. G. Stickley, Inc., Michael Smithee, associate director of the Slutzker Center for International Services, and Mara Sapon-Shevin, professor of teaching and leadership in the School of Education.
At the end of the afternoon discussion, Knoll will lead a summary discussion of the seminar’s findings.
Knoll has studied history, history of ideas, German literature and political economics at the universities of Erlangen and Munich. His research is focused on international and comparative studies in adult education, political education, continuing education, and media and technology education and entertainment.
From 1967 to 1999 Knoll was editor of the International Yearbook of Adult Education. He is currently co-editor of several education and training journals, 72 book publications and about 400 journal articles, including a forthcoming article on “Minorities and Concepts of Adult Education at the Beginning of the 21st century.”