Globalization and Conflict Management in Schools

Ali İlker Gümüşeli
Professor of Educational Administration & Supervision
Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey

Thursday, March 12, 2009
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Room 259 Educational Sciences Building

Global connectivity increases every day, countries can no longer be isolated from each other. The reflections of any single change that happens in any part of the world can be seen in another country affecting the lives of many individuals. At certain times these influences could be so influential that they can change the economic, cultural and political structures of the countries. Looking at the global impact of the present financial crisis and the related social fluctuations, it is evident that globalization has a highly important role in the well being of all countries, which have been affected to a greater or lesser extent. With the economical crisis hope turned into global fear. Schools cannot
be isolated from the effects of globalization. Its impacts on the Turkish school system will be analyzed.

Dr. Ali İlker Gümüşeli is Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Supervision, Yildiz Technical University. He received his B.A degree in Ed Admin from Ankara University in 1981, an M.A. in 1986 and a Ph.D. in 1994 from the same university in the same field. He received a second M.A. in Public Administration from Public Administration Institute for Turkey & the Middle East. Dr. Gumuseli worked as a member and vice-chair in the Board of Education affiliated to Ministry of Education between 2006 and 2007. During his post in the Ministry of Education, he worked as a national coordinator of Turkey for European Council Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) Project.

Sponsored by Middle East Studies and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, the Center for European Studies, the Division of International Studies, ELPA and the International Education Conference.