International Conference on Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development Goals in U.K.

On May 15-16, 2018, the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL), and Centre for Applied Buddhism co-sponsored an international symposium on Global Citizenship and the UN Sustainable Development Goals at Taplow Court in Taplow, U.K. The first day featured academic presentations on global citizenship education. Faculty in DePaul’s master’s program in Value-Creating Education for … More International Conference on Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development Goals in U.K.

New Book on Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda

Value-Creating Global Citizenship Education: Engaging Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda as Examples was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. Namrata Sharma is a faculty in DePaul’s new online MEd in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship program. This book fills an existing gap within the practice of global citizenship education by offering Asian perspectives. In this book, Soka or … More New Book on Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda

Doctoral Research Dialogue with Simon Høffding

On March 13, 2018, EDSA and the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education co-sponsored the Doctoral Research Dialogue with Simon Høffding. Simon Høffding graduated from Soka University of America in 2008, obtained his PhD from University of Copenhagen in 2015, and is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, working … More Doctoral Research Dialogue with Simon Høffding

Presentations on Soka Studies at AERA

The American Educational Research Association’s 2018 annual conference will take place Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in New York. Below is a list of sessions/presentations on Soka studies, including the pre-conference session. 1. Soka Studies in the Possibilities and Necessities of Non-Western, International, and Comparative Curriculum Inquiry Division B Two-Day Pre-Conference … More Presentations on Soka Studies at AERA

Research Presentations on Soka Studies

Faculty and doctoral students presented their research on Soka studies at recent regional and national educational conferences. Below is the list of conference presentations related to the field. Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Oct. 12-14, Dayton, OH Duoethnography as a Transformative Experience of Human Education Melissa Bradford, DePaul University Nozomi Inukai, DePaul … More Research Presentations on Soka Studies

New Book on Makiguchi

Makiguchi Tsunesaburo in the Context of Language, Identity and Education (Routledge, 2017), a new book on the educational philosophy and practice of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, was published by Routledge in April 2017. Edited by Institute director, Jason Goulah, and first published as a special issue of Journal of Language, Identity and Education in 2013, this volume includes … More New Book on Makiguchi

Second Dialogue Session Series

On May 12th, the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education hosted its second Dialogue Session Series, on themes present in the 2017 Ikeda Lecture, “Re-Mixing Borders: Education & the Global Solidarity of Hip-Hop,” by renowned educational theorist Awad Ibrahim. Started in 2016, the Dialogue Session Series gathers faculty and students to discuss important local and … More Second Dialogue Session Series

Dialogue Session Series

On March 11th, 2016, the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies launched its inaugural Dialogue Sessions on the educational philosophies of Daisaku Ikeda and Tsunesaburo Makiguchi. The topic for the initial Dialogue Sessions centered on “global citizenship” in Ikeda’s “Thoughts on Education for Global Citizenship” (1996) and Kwame Anthony Appiah’s “Education for Global Citizenship” (2008). Seventeen … More Dialogue Session Series

Ikeda Center Education Fellows Award

Doctoral students Melissa Bradford and Kendrick Johnson learned last spring that they had both been selected for the two coveted Ikeda Education Fellowships from the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Education Fellows Program was established by the Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue in 2007. The program aims … More Ikeda Center Education Fellows Award