On Jauary 22nd, I will give a talk at the International Institute for Social Studies in The Hague (part of Erasmus University Rotterdam). In this talk, ‘Leveraging Qur’anic schooling for Western-style educational goals‘, I discuss how the role of Qur’anic schools in advancing national and international development goals for education has shifted over time, and I consider the notion of ‘leveraging’ in development work, i.e., the use of existing social structures and practices in/of the community to achieve international cooperation and aid goals.
The Language Pod team – Kathryn Campbell-Kibler, Cynthia G. Clopper, Kiwako Ito, Leslie C. Moore, Shari R. Speer, Laura Wagner – will present ‘Language outreach within a science museum’ at the 2015 Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Our presentation is part of a workshop, Linguistics for Everyone: Tools and Tips for Do-It-Yourself-ers, organized by Joan Maling (NSF/Brandeis U) and Barbara Pearson (UMass Amherst). In this workshop, teams from OSU, U of Arizona, and U of Maryland share their experiences and demonstrate sample activities that they have used successfully in various venues.