Heidi Biseth

 

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality”

-Desmond Tutu

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"

-Nelson Mandela

 

Contributions at conferences

  • "Conceptual Repertoirs of Diversity: Policy versus Practice and Possible Implications for Citizenship Education", at the World Congress of Comparative Education "Dialectics of Education: Comparative Perspectives", Beijing, August 22-26, 2016
  • "To be or not to be democratic: An investigation of Norwegian teacher educators' attentiveness to democracy", at the CIES conference "Six Decades of Comparative and International Education: Taking Stock and Looking Forward", Vancouver, March 6-10, 2016
  • "The crux of democracy and citizenship education: The need for theoretists to step into the field of practice", at the CIES conference "Six Decades of Comparative and International Education: Taking Stock and Looking Forward", Vancouver, March 6-10, 2016
  • “E-learning: Opening a new space for democracy in teacher education?” at the AFRICE conference“. Education in Africa: Reflections Beyond 2015 MDGs – Comparative Perspectives”, Nairobi, June 18-19, 2015
  • “A comparative study of Teacher Education students perceptions of democracy in neo-liberal societies: Norway and Australia” (w/David Zyngier) at the CIES conference “Ubuntu! Imagining a Humanist Education Globally”, Washington, D.C., March 8-12, 2015
  • “Teaching democracy in Nordic schools” (w/Lihong Huang) at the CIES conference “Ubuntu! Imagining a Humanist Education Globally”, Washington, D.C., March 8-12, 2015
  • "Education and participation with the use of social media", at the CIES conference "Revisioning Education for All", Toronto, March 10-15, 2014
  • "Democratic participation and the use of social media in teacher education", at the XV WCCES Congress, Buenos Aires, June 24-28, 2013
  • "Comparing Democracy in Urban Scandinavian Schools", at the NOCIES symposium, Turku, May 21-22, 2013
  • "Measuring Quality Learning Environments: Fresh Data from the Field", at the CIES conference "Educational Quality: Global Imperatives and Contested Visions", New Orleans, March 10-15, 2013
  • "Doing Democracy in Urban Scandinavian Schools", at the CIES conference "The Worldwide Education Revolution", San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 22-27, 2012
  • "Democracy and Diversity in Scandinavian Schools", at the Symposium on Comparative Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore, February 17, 2012
  • “Democratic success in Scandinavian education? Perspectives of minority students”, at the CIES conference “Education is that which liberates”, Montreal, May 1-5, 2011
  • "Girls' education in the diaspora as an agent of change: An Afghan minority in Pakistan", at the CIES conference “Education is that which liberates”, Montreal, May 1-5, 2011
  • "Multiculturalism gone wrong? Enunciations from the proposed marginalized youth in Oslo", at the conference "Is there a Nordic form of Multiculturalism?" at University of Turku, Finland, September 30-October 1, 2010
  • “Diversity and Democracy in Education: Examples from Scandinavia”. The XIV World Congress of Comparative Education Societies, "Bordering, Re-bordering and New Possibilities in Education and Society", Istanbul, June 14-18, 2010
  • "Education and democratic values in multicultural contexts: Confronting challenges in Scandinavian schools". CIES Conference "Reimagining Education", Chicago, February 28- March 5, 2010
  • “Educators as Custodians of Democracy? From Policy to Practice”, Pestalozzi seminar “Interculturalism, Democracy and Human Rights in Education”, Oslo, October 29–November 1, 2008
  • “Teachers’ perspectives on Democracy and Intercultural dialogue in Scandinavian multicultural schools”, XXIII CESE Conference , Athens, July 7-10, 2008, Symposium: Views from the North on Education: Practice, Policy and Method
  • “Democracy and Citizenship Education in the quest for Educational Equity in Norway and Sweden”, CIES Conference “Gaining Equity Around the World”, Columbia University, New York, March 17-21, 2008
  • “A Job to be Done! Democracy and Education in Scandinavian Multicultural Schools”, WCCES Conference "Living Together: Education and Intercultural Dialogue",Sarajevo, September 3-7, 2007
  • “South Africa's Education Language Policy and Practice: The Perspective of the "Other"”, LEA (Language and Education in Africa) Conference, Oslo, June 19-22, 2006
  • “Language issues in education influenced by global trends – South African experiences”, CIES Conference “Rethinking the Comparative”, Honolulu/Hawaii, March 14-18, 2006

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