Symposium on Culture-Based Education
Northern New Mexico College’s
Inaugural Symposium on Culture-Based Education
Hosted by AVANCE’s Bilingual Education and TESOL Program
P’oe Pathways American Indian Education Training Program
Saturday April 25th 2015
Teacher Education Center, Española Campus
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Culture shapes minds… it provides us with the tool kit by which we construct not only our worlds but our very conceptions of ourselves and our powers – Bruner
Northern New Mexico College’s Inaugural Symposium brings together scholars, educators, practitioners and students in the field of Education to negotiate, discuss, unravel and propose strategies to address diverse issues that currently impact the delivery of culture-based education.
Culture-based education reflects, validates and promotes the world-views, core values, heritage and languages of its local community while simultaneously embracing the experience of community groups globally through culturally and linguistically contextualized learning. This symposium explores how we can develop and strengthen culture-based education curriculum that supports student success, meaningfully engages community, sustains tradition, embraces progression and provides connections between local and global cultural contexts.
It is our intention to inspire symposium participants by exploring the strengths and capacities of our educational community. We hope to engage in sincere dialogue that identifies the cultural needs of our diverse student population and enriches the human experience, in and out of the classroom.