Plenary / keynote presentations
Tetsuya Takahashi: Reclaiming the unconditional: thinking education in Japan.
Larry Hickman: Teaching religion in a global culture.
The McLaughlin Lecture
David Bridges: Education and the possibility of outsider understanding.
Alexander M. Sidorkin: What do we want them to do? Against intrinsic motivation.
Amanda Fulford: Translation, transformation and the idea of the redesigned.
Atsuko Tsuji: Walter Benjamin’s concept of experience: education without usefulness.
Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon: Homogeneity and diversity: comparing Japanese and American perspectives on harmony and disagreement.
Barry Bull: Policy implications of social justice in education.
Carlos Mougan Rivero: Perfectionism, autonomy and pluralism: a pragmatic defence.
Chia-Ling Wang: Globalisation and the import of critical pedagogy.
Claudia Ruitenberg: The epistemological turn: the tropological uses of “ways of knowing”.
David Beckett: Diversity and opportunism: how educational policies can emerge from local judgements.
David P. Ericson: Images of the educated person in the USA and Japan.
Doug Blomberg: Multiple intelligences, judgment, and the realization of value.
Jan Masschelein: E-ducating the gaze as invitation to go walking.
Jeff Stickney: Reconciling forms of Asian humility with assessment practices and character education programs in North America.
Jeffrey A. Milligan: Complexities of belonging in democratic/democratizing societies: Islamic identity, ethnicity and citizenship in the Netherlands and Aceh.
Jessica Ching-Sze Wang: When Dewey’s Confucian admirer meets his liberal critic: Liang Shuming and Eamon Callan on John Dewey’s democracy and education.
Judith Suissa: How comprehensive is your conception of the good? Liberal parents, difference, and multicultural education.
Kai Horsthemke: Rethinking humane education.
Kathleen Knight Abowitz: Breaking nationalism’s stronghold: educational justice in shifting contexts.
Liz Jackson: Multiculturalism as nation-building.
Luise Prior McCarty and Yoshitsugu Hirata: East meets West in Japanese doctoral education: form, dependence and the strange.
Matthew Pamental: A trans-actional approach to moral development.
Matthew Pelowski: The zen koan as a tool for western art education: how can we teach our students to kill the Buddha?
Naoko Saito: Beyond monolingualism: philosophy as translation and the understanding of other cultures.
Naomi Hodgson: Educational research, governmentality and the construction of the cosmopolitan citizen.
Paul Hager: Group learning – myth or reality?
Ruth Cigman: Some problems with the measurement of self-esteem.
Sharon Bailin and Mark Battersby: Beyond the boundaries: critical thinking and differing cultural perspectives.
Sharon Todd: Educating beyond consensus: facing cross-cultural conflict as radical democratic possibility.
Shaun Gates: Why linguistic territorialism in the UK does not justify differential minority language rights.
Shelby Sheppard: School engagement: a “Danse Macabre”?
Shlomo Back and Ruth Mansur: Philosophical aspects of multiculturalism in teacher education: the case of ACE.
Stefan Ramaekers: Multicultural education: embeddedness, voice and change.
Yasuko Miyazaki: Living in the borderland of utility and sovereignty: from the theory of evil in G. Bataille.
Yusef Waghid: Education, madrassahs and the (im)possibility of radicalism.
Duck-Joo Kwak, Gicheol Han, Sang Sup Kim and Byung Hyun Nah: Three distinctive schools of philosophy of education in modern Korea: competing for indigenous educational theories.
Heesoon Bai, Avraham Cohen, Claudia Eppert, Robert Hattam and Daniel Vokey. (Re)turning to the breath: ethical turns and Eastern philosophies.
Jan Bengtsson, Tobias Werler, Jorunn Midtsundstad, Ilmi Willberg: The idea of the future teacher in a multicultural world.
Larry Hickman, Giuseppe Spadafora and Emil Viš?ovský_ Pragmatism in the age of globalization. Cross-cultural applications for pragmatic methods.
Mitsutoshi Takayanagi, Tatsuya Ishizaki, Hanako Ikeda, Yasuko Miyazaki and Yuji Furukawa: Encountering something beyond the ordinary in education:Western philosophy and the complexity of Japan.
Steven Fesmire, Jim Garrison, Chae Young Kim: East-West comparisons in pragmatism.
Tsunemi Tanaka, Takuo Nishimura, Shoko Suzuki and Paul Standish: Educational thoughts in the Kyoto school of philosophy: towards an East-West dialogue.
Yasushi Maruyama, Barry Bull, Mark Freakley and Richard Smith: Teaching professional ethics in teacher education: problems and solutions.
Yasushi Maruyama, Yoshitsugu Hirata, Hirotaka Sugita, Kenichiro Yamagishi and Fukutaro Watanabe: Possibilities of Wittgensteinian philosophy of education: in Japanese Context.
Ylva Boman, Tone Kvernbekk, Moira von Wright and Torill Strand: Lost in translation? Education in a globalised world of change.
Zhongying Shi, Yong-Jin Hahn and Masashi Tsujimoto: Traditions of education in East Asia and its encounter with modern educational thoughts.
Workshops and work in progress
Ahmad Shafi Maqsood and Haque Faatin: Islamism: “a perceived threat or solution for universalism?”
Amrita Zahir: Between strangers and human rights: education as cosmopolitan advocacy towards understanding as disagreement.
Andrés Mejía: Re-specifying critical thinking, for assessment: results of an exploration into the notion of assumption.
Baratali Monfaredi Raz: A problem: teaching to brain-based mind in the classroom.
Beatrice Dike and John Colbeck: Teaching children philosophy – is thoroughly critical thinking possible?
Berte van Wyk: Discourses on institutional culture in Higher Education in South Africa.
Carl Anders Säfström: Education beyond the pedagogical myth. The configuration of “the immigrant” read through Rancière’s views on political subjectification.
Carmine Ferrone: Islam and western culture at a crossroad.
Cathrine Ryther: Before/beyond democracy: multicultural education and the politics of recognition revisited.
Cecilia Ferm and Ketil Thorgersen: Impetus, imagination and shared experience in aesthetic communication.
Charlene Tan: Imagining the Muslim identity: case study of a madrassah in Singapore.
Chie Takekoshi: The nature of the tutorial system and the philosophical question it raises.
Dong Kwang Kim: The conundrum of multicultural education in Korea.
Elisabet Langmann: Consensus, conflict, and being.
Eun-Yong Kim: The cosmopolitan experience of bilingual speakers of Korean and English.
Halvor Hoveid and Marit H. Hoveid: Understanding the other’s teaching and learning as a model for creating multicultural understanding in education.
Hansjörg Hohr: Aesthetic emotion by John Dewey.
Herzl Baruch: On learning tolerant and pluralist attitudes.
Hiroe Terada: Interpersonal and intercultural understanding in early childhood education.
Huey-Li Li: Tricky triad: Confucianism, democracy, and global education movement.
Hunter McEwan, Liuxin Yang and Di Xu: Conceptions of teaching and learning – philosophy East and West.
Isabelle Sabau: New pedagogy for online learning.
James S. Johnston and Xuemei Li: Identity in additional language contexts: a philosophical investigation.
Jeong-Bong Cho: Multiculture, identity and education in Korea.
John McLean: Philosophy and methodology on mathematics education in Japan: interviews with the board of education.
Josef Šmajs and Emil Viš?ovský: The concept of ‘evolutionary-ontological literacy’.
Kanako Ide: The issue of tradition in the debate over patriotic education in Japan.
Karina Kleiman: An approach to the educational intersections between philosophy and literature.
Kenny Huen: Initiation into human forms of life: difference, intention to communicate with the other and the practice standpoint.
Khosrow Bagheri Noaparast and Mohammad Zoheir Bagheri Noaparast: Comparative philosophy of education as innovative methodology.
Laura A. DeSisto and Joy S. Moini: Changing educational practices in a dynamic society: challenges faced by the Qatar University reform project.
Lesley Le Grange: The notion of ‘respect’ in multicultural learning/teaching environments.
Manami Ozaki, Yoshihiro Hayashi and Yamamoto Kayoko: Fostering awareness of connectedness in spiritual health education.
Mario Di Paolantonio: Retaining the unresolvable tension between fidelity and license: learning and understanding from that which exceeds ‘my time’.
Marjorie O’Loughlin: Revisiting the problems of culture, religion and women’s rights: some issues for education.
Mickey Dwyer, Yasushi Maruyama and Haroldo Fontaine: Philosophy of education for the 21st century- part II – the projects of Heidegger and Wittgenstein.
Mikhail Gradovski: Hans Skjervheim’s solution to the problem of symmetry/asymmetry in a dialogue.
Miriam Rodrig-Farhi: Globalization and ethics in education.
Mitsutoshi Takayanagi: Re-beginning education of mourning teachers: Emerson’s grieving and a Japanese film Maborosi.
Nancy Vansieleghem: “Is it me or another who is speaking?” Multicultural education as experiencing the other.
Nassira Hedjerassi and Benoît Hodanou: Authority in educational practices in Watsi community in Togo today: tensions or crisis?
Nina Nalivaiko: Global and regional aspects of education development.
Oksana Mikhalina: Comparative philosophy of education as innovative methodology.
Pavel E. Sapegin and Lev Vertgeim: Democracy and education.
Peter Beets: Rethinking assessment in a multicultural world.
Philip Higgs and Leonie Higgs: Towards multicultural understanding in education: a pluralistic problem-centred approach to philosophy of education.
Sarah Stitzlein: Disseminating dissent: cultivating civic criticality in schools.
Sefyi Kenan: Islam and the West: or, how to know one another in an authentic way?
Shigeru Asanuma: The symbolic exchange of the curriculum discourse in Japan.
Tahereh Javidi: Mullah Sadra’s idea about “existence” and “motion in substance” and its educational implications.
Tetsu Ueno: Professional ethics education for schoolteachers based on case methods in Japan.
Xia Li: Examination of ‘subjectivity’ in education: the case of China.
Yoshitsugu Hirata: How to use language: examining Wittgenstein’s rule following considerations.
Yuki Ohara: Does affirmative action in education contribute to social justice? The reservation system in India’s education.
Zdenko Kodelja: Islamic headscarves and the violation of the right of children to freedom of religion in schools.
A selection of papers from the conference was published in a Special Issue of Ethics and Education, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2009) and Vol. 5, No. 1 (2010).