Punjab Research Group

“Changing Societies – Values, Religions, and Education” June 9-13, 2009

Posted in Conferences, Migration by Pippa on December 17, 2008

 At present societal changes take place in societies worldwide. As a result of this, issues related to value changes surface. Issues related to democracy, to identities, cultures and ethnicity are brought to the fore. Through migration, the patterns of religious activities are also changing. The presence of citizens with more varied religious affiliations, some with new understandings of the role that religions play in society, poses new questions to respond to. Gender relations are another societal area where changes are taking place. The roles of women and men – or girls and boys – and equity between them have become crucial issues and are nowadays complexly interwoven with the others mentioned above.

The societal changes mentioned above strongly influence life in schools and hence have repercussions on teacher education and higher learning institutions, as well as other societal institutions such as churches etc. A common feature of all these changes at the centre of institutions that have to deal with them is the need to handle diversity and difference.


In this conference our purpose is to elucidate these issues by assembling researchers in the field and presenting recent research through internationally renowned speakers. In doing this we hope to contribute to the development of excellence in research. To address the issues, different academic disciplines are needed. For this reason the speakers are from different disciplines and we welcome a multidisciplinary encounter. As the theme indicates, an educational interest is a meeting point. Once again, welcome everybody with a research interest in these issues! Bring you own contribution to this context.

For further details see: http://www.umea-congress.se/changing2009/index.html

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