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Keynote Lectures
CIES 2011 Montréal will commence with a theoretical discussion on conceptualizing the conference theme— “Education is that which liberates”—in its opening plenary. Later in the week, the Claude A. Eggertsen and George F. Kneller Lectures, a tradition at annual conferences of CIES, will highlight important issues in education and speak to the theme in more specific contexts.



OPENING PLENARY
●  Sunday, May 1, 2011
    Le Grand Salon,
    Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
    9:30am-10:45am EST

●  Rethinking the “Pedagogy of the Oppressed”
    in the 21st century multicultural world
    Professor Donaldo Macedo
    University of Massachusetts—Boston, USA

Donaldo Macedo is Professor of English and a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts—Boston. He is also the Chair of the Applied Linguistics Graduate Department. 

In the span of his illustrious career, Macedo has published more than 100 articles and books in the areas of linguistics, critical literacy, and multicultural education. His works have been translated and published in Cape Verdean, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. In addition to his own writings, Macedo has translated the work of Paulo Freire (Politics of Education, 1985), collaborated on projects with widely-esteemed scholars in the field, and in 2000 contributed the foreword to the 30th Anniversary Edition of Freire’s renowned Pedagogy of the Oppressed.

In recognition of his scholarly contributions over the years and the influence that his work has had around the world, Macedo received one of the most prestigious international awards in education when he was selected as a member of the Laureate Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi—International Society in Education in 2003. He shares this notable distinction with past award recipients, who include John Dewey (1925), Eleanor Roosevelt (1949), Albert Einstein (1950), Walter Lippman (1960), Margaret Mead (1962), Jean Piaget (1974), and James W. Fulbright (1978), among others.

Select publications by Macedo include:  Literacy: Reading the Word and the World (1987), with Paulo Freire;  Dancing With Bigotry (1999), with Lilia Bartolomé; Literacies of Power: What Americans Are Not Allowed to Know (1994); Critical Education in the New Information Age (1999), with Paulo Freire, Henry Giroux, and Paul Willis; Chomsky on Miseducation (2000), with Noam Chomsky; Ideology Matters (2002), with Paulo Freire; The Hegemony of English (2003), with Panayota Gounari and Bessie Dendrinos;  Howard Zinn on Democratic Education (2005), with Howard Zinn; The Globalization of Racism (2005), with Panayota Gounari; and Media Literacy (2007), with Shirley Steinberg.



CLAUDE A. EGGERTSEN LECTURE
●  Monday, May 2, 2011
    Le Grand Salon,
    Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
    5:30pm-7:00pm EST

●  Liberation and development:
    The evolving role of higher education in the Caribbean
    Professor the Hon. Gordon Shirley
    The University of the West Indies (UWI) at Mona, Jamaica

Professor the Hon. Gordon Shirley, Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the UWI Mona Campus since 2007, has had a distinguished career as a diplomat, educator, and administrator in higher education. The honor of the Order of Jamaica was conferred on him in 2009.

A graduate of the UWI St. Augustine Campus with a B.S. in Engineering, Shirley started his professional career in the late 1970s to early 1980s as a mechanical engineer with Alcan Jamaica Company Limited. After receiving his master’s and doctorate degrees from Harvard University, he taught at the University of California—Los Angeles (UCLA), before returning to Jamaica and the UWI in 1991, as the Carlton Alexander Professor of Management and Head of the Department of Management Studies. He concurrently served as Executive Chairman of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited from 1997 to 2001. 

In 2001, Shirley was seconded to the Government of Jamaica as Ambassador to the United States and Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States (OAS). In honor of his service in the former position, the Jamaican Nationals Association (JNA) created the Professor Gordon Shirley Book Scholarship Award to benefit students of Jamaican heritage attending universities within the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Shirley has also chaired the Permanent Executive Committee of the Inter-American Council for Integral Development, the arm of the OAS responsible for the funding of development activities and for the award of OAS scholarships.

Shirley has served on several public sector and private sector boards and committees. He serves as Chairman of the Statistical Institute of Jamaica, the Police Service Commission, and the Jamaica Constabulary Force Implementation Oversight Committee. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)—a public corporation created by the Canadian Parliament to assist developing countries in using science and technology to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems that they face—and on the Advisory Board of the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) at McGill University, Canada.



GEORGE F. KNELLER LECTURE
●  Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    Le Grand Salon,
    Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
    5:30pm-7:00pm EST

●  Can education transform society?
    A critical perspective on the case of Québec 
    Professor Marie Mc Andrew
    Université de Montréal, Canada

Marie Mc Andrew is Professor of Education in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations,  Canada Research Chair in Education and Ethnic Relations, and Co-Director of the Centre for Ethnic Studies at Université de Montréal. Working extensively in research and policy development and evaluation in comparative education, with special emphases on the education of minorities and intercultural education,  Mc Andrew has published extensively (in French and English) on Québec integration, immigration, and intercultural policy, as well as on broader issues of multiculturalism and public policy. Her most recent book, Les majorités fragiles et l’éducation: Belgique, Catalogne, Irlande du Nord et Québec [Fragile majorities and education: Belgium, Catalonia, Northern Ireland, and Québec], was nominated for the 2010 Governor General Awards in the Essays Category.

Mc Andrew has been an advisor to the Deputy Ministers’ cabinet of the Québec Ministère de l’Immigration et  Communautés culturelles [Québec Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities] and has contributed to the development and dissemination of the policy statement on immigration and integration, “Let’s Build Québec Together.” She has also served as Director of Immigration and Metropolis at the Inter-university Research Centre of Montreal on Immigration, Integration, and Urban Dynamics—one of four centres created in 1996 by the Social Sciences Research Council of Canada (SSRCC) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in the framework of their joint initiative to foster the development of research and policy related to immigration. 

In addition, Mc Andrew was a member of the Consultative Committee and the Advisory Board of the Commission on Accommodation Practices Related to Cultural Differences, established in March 2008 by the Premier of Québec. She also co-ordinated the Groupe de recherche sur l’ethnicité et l’adaptation au pluralisme en éducation (GREAPE) [Research Group on Ethnicity and Adaptation to Pluralism in Education], an interdisciplinary research team with the Ministère de l'Éducation (MEQ), the Ministère des Relations avec les citoyens et de l'Immigration (MRCI), and a number of school boards on the island of Montréal.  

In 2001, Mc Andrew’s Immigration et diversité à l’école: Le cas québécois dans une perspective comparative [Immigration and diversity in school: The Québécois case in a comparative perspective] was awarded the Donner Prize as the best book on Canadian public policy. She also was the recipient of the Prix québécois de la citoyenneté Jacques-Couture pour le rapprochement interculturel [Jacques-Couture Québec Citizenship Prize for Intercultural Understanding] in 2005, in recognition of her involvement in research and dissemination for the development of public policies better adapted to pluralism.