University of St Martin - Educational Conference

Keynote and Guest Speakers

Conference Poem
Free public lectures - Tuesday, October 10
Wednesday, October 12 - Official opening
Thursday, October 12
Friday, October 13
Keynote and Guest Speakers
Papers and Speakers
Guidelines for moderators
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Conference Proceedings

KEYNOTE speakers


Prof. Dr. Zellynne JENNINGS-CRAIG (UWI, Mona, Jamaica)

Biographical details: Zellynne Jennings-Craig is Professor and Head of the Department of Educational Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona. She read for her B.A (Hons) at the University of Hull in England and has Masters degrees from the Universities of Leeds and Birmingham in the U.K. She has a Ph D from the University of the West Indies. A former Professor of Education at the University of Guyana, Professor Jennings has wide experience in Caribbean education systems, including Guyana and the Eastern Caribbean and has worked on consultancies for various international agencies, including UNESCO, DFID and CIDA . Her scholarly work includes four school texts, fourteen chapters in books, three monographs, forty six articles published in refereed international journals, book reviews, editorials, twelve papers presented at international conferences and over twenty reports.

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Prof. Dr. Marc DEPAEPE (K.U.Leuven—Kortrijk, Belgium)

Biographical details: Marc Depaepe (1953) is Full Professor at the “Katholieke Universiteit Leuven” (Belgium), where he is chairing the Center for the History of Education. Since 2004, he is also chairing the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the Campus Kortrijk. He is a former President of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education as well as of the Belgian Dutch Society for the History of Education. He has a large amount of publications in several languages. They deal whith four main topics: the historiography, theory and methodology of the history of education; the international history of the sciences of education; the history of primary education in Belgium; and, the history of colonial education in Congo. Since 2005, he is, with Frank Simon, co-editor-in-chief of Paedagogica Historica. The international journal of the history of education.  

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Drs. Iwan SEWANDONO (OU, The Netherlands; BAZN-USM, St Martin, Netherlands Antilles)

Diversity, citizenship and education; Saint Martin as a Caribbean immigration metropolis, lessons from Amsterdam and vice versa