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

Heidi Biseth © 2016

 

General information

My native language is Norwegian and I use English as a working langauge. I also get by in Swedish and Danish. I have work and research experience related to the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Denmark, Ethiopia, Japan, Norway, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

 

  • Vice-President of Nordic Comparative and International Education Society (NOCIES), May 2013 - present
  • Visiting Professor at Department of Learning Science, Hiroshima University, June 2016 - June 2017
  • Visiting scholar, Monash University (with Dr. David Zyngier), January/February 2015
  • Visiting scholar, Center for Multicultural Education (with Professor James A. Banks), University of Washington, Seattle, USA, March/April 2010
  • Treasurer for the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), November 2013 - July 2015
  • Chair of the Finance Standing Committee, World Council for Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), June 2010 – February 2014
  • Board member of the International Student Network in Education (ISNE), Faculty of Education, University of Oslo, 2006 - 2011
  • Board member of the Alumni at the Institute for Educational Research, University of Oslo, 2007 - 2014
  • Refugee guide, Drammen Red Cross, 2015 - present
  • Teaching at the Oslo Red Cross Summer School, 2006 and 2007
  • Weekly voluntary work in Oslo Red Cross, Mortensrud Resource center, May 2003 – May 2009
  • Board leader in Bertramjordet borettslag, May 2006 – April 2009
  • Board member in Bertramjordet borettslag, May 2003 - May 2006, April 2009 - August 2014