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Syracuse Abroad Staff Published in Forum on Education Abroad Book Series
Two Syracuse Abroad faculty and staff members have recently been published in a new book series by the Forum on Education Abroad.
“Standards in Action” is a series of four books that bridges new ideas and fundamental principles within education abroad. The book series examines creative approaches and new tactics to help turn concepts into reality for those learning and teaching abroad. Each book provides discussion, guidance, and inspiration to help educate and elevate these topics for future generations.
Becca Farnum, assistant director for teaching and learning and professor at Syracuse London, has published a chapter in the book “Sustainable Education Abroad: Striving for Change.” The chapter, Sustainability on Trial: Critiquing Environmental Justice in International Education is largely derived from her work on the Sustainability on Trial Signature Seminar, led by Farnum each semester. The seminar takes students to sustainable cities throughout Scandinavia and Indigenous Lands in the Arctic Circle to discover how creative innovations that value both heritage and innovation are supporting (or failing) environmental justice.
Farnum is an environmental activist and began working at Syracuse London in Sept. 2017 as she was finishing her Ph.D. at King’s College London, which explored conservation and peace activism in the Middle East and North Africa.
Her past work has involved contributing to the International Law Commission’s policy on environmental peacebuilding; running an educational exchange between Norway and Norfolk; and serving a stint with Michelle Obama’s Correspondence Team at The White House. Farnum’s teaching focuses on inclusive learning and transformative pedagogies, supporting students to understand and purposefully impact global change.
Mauricio Paredes, Syracuse Santiago center director, has published a chapter in the book “Voices from the South: Decolonial Perspectives in International Education.” The chapter, Jasper’s Conceptions of Guilt in International Education, offers new perspectives on the international education in Chile and “challenges colonial attitudes and behaviors present to the field of education abroad and its future.” (Forum EA)
Paredes opened the Syracuse Santiago program in 2008. Today, he continues to run the center, leads the traveling Signature Seminar and teaches a course on dictatorships, human rights and historical memory. He earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chile and is a scholar on Chilean internment camps for Japanese during World War II. His research also includes nationalism and U.S. involvement in Chilean politics.
The full Standards in Action series will be published this spring by Forum on Education Abroad. Visit Forum Standards in Action for more information.