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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 400 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

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Sunday, June 18 • 14:00 - 15:00
Things we should be talking about in International Education

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The discourse around student mobility has altered over the last decade or so. Less emphasis is placed on the idea of trans-national education as a collective good and more focus is given to personal, utilitarian benefits. However, an ill-advised preoccupation with “culture” remains at the heart of the rhetoric. This has condemned international education to the margins of academic relevance and generated an anodyne agenda based on the failure to recognize that the world has changed and, above all, that nations are not aligned with cultures. We are, in short not having serious conversations. In this session, the speakers will review the state of international education and suggest that there is a need for a radical rethink of some core assumptions.

The content of this session is applicable to K-12, PSE and Language.

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Sunday June 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Vaseaux/Kootenay

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