The Exchange 2021 | Inequity and Education


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Zoom Virtual Conference

When: Mar 1 2021 - 6:30pm until Mar 1 2021 - 8:30pm
Where: Virtual Conference

Aloha Students, we are excited to present the fourth session of The Exchange on Monday, March 1, on the topic of Inequity and Education.  The session will be on Zoom, and you can connect with the same link you used for the previous session.  If you don't have the link, you may RSVP at Please connect at 6:20pm HST, and the session will start at 6:30.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Everyone has the right to learn. However, this right is not given to every child in the world equally. In this session, we will talk about some of the educational disparities found around the world, their contributing factors, and stories of successful programs that have helped address these disparities. We will also discuss things we can do to help reduce the educational disparities in our home countries.

Speaker:   Fernando M. Reimers
Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University
Dr. Reimers is an expert in the field of Global Education. His research and teaching focus on understanding how to educate children and youth so they can thrive in the 21st century. He is a member of UNESCO’s high level commission on the Futures of Education.
An Indigenous Tao singer, songwriter, native language teacher, and cultural practitioner on his home island Pongso no Tao, also known as Lanyu, or Orchid Island, in Taiwan.
Syaman Macinanao is a former Catholic missionary and the current leader of the Iraraley traditional village council, working on indigenous Tao language revitalization through music and education. To motivate the younger generation to learn their culture and language, he dedicates himself to promoting traditional singing and knowledge, and he has been doing this for 40 years. Meanwhile, he also composes new songs in the Indigenous Tao language that incorporate diverse musical elements and everyday life stories.
Moderator and Translator: Chiang, Chiao-Wen 江巧雯
Chiao-Wen is a graduate student from Taiwan, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at the Music Department of UHM. Chiao-Wen’s research focuses on the music, culture, environment, and resistance of the Indigenous Tao/Yami ethnic group in Taiwan.
Primary Contact Info:
Name: Steve Bell | Robert Moore
Phone: 8089447752