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The Conference on Education and Culture is a collaboration between the University of North Texas and the Jalisco Secretariat of Education, which supervises EC-12 and a number of universities, normal colleges and research centers. The collaboration calls for cooperative projects, inter-institutional research programs, visits between UNT and schools in the state of Jalisco, and other programs that promote improved educational and cultural relations between UNT and the Jalisco Secretariat of Education.

Cross-Border Research
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | March 27, 2019
Gateway Center Ballroom
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas


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Keynote Address: Intercultural Communication: Language, Culture, and Learning

Dr. Ella Connor

Ulla M. Connor, PhD
Indiana University-Purdue University

Barbara E. and Karl R. Zimmer Professor of Intercultural Communication, Chancellor's Professor of English, and Director of the International Center for Intercultural Communication at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Ulla M. Connor, PhD
Indiana University-Purdue University

Barbara E. and Karl R. Zimmer Professor of Intercultural Communication, Chancellor's Professor of English, and Director of the International Center for Intercultural Communication at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Closing Address: Educational Challenges, Opportunities, and U.S.-Mexico Relations

Dr. José Tripp

José Octavio Tripp Villanueva, PhD
Consul General of Mexico in Dallas

Formerly Consul General of Mexico in Guatemala, Political Counselor in the Mexican Embassy in the U.S., and Director General of Scientific and Technical Cooperation at the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation at the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs

José Octavio Tripp Villanueva, PhD
Consul General of Mexico in Dallas

Formerly Consul General of Mexico in Guatemala, Political Counselor in the Mexican Embassy in the U.S., and Director General of Scientific and Technical Cooperation at the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation at the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs

Scheduled Topics

Living Within and Across Borders: Elementary, Secondary, and Tertiary Student Trajectories
Cross-Border Inquiries into Teacher Education
Intercultural Bilingual Education: Different Contexts, Different Forms
Children Moving from the United States to Mexico: Fractured Schooling and Educational Challenges for Teachers
Education of Transnational Students in Jalisco and Texas
Education with a View of the Border Land
Perspectives from the Other Side of the Border
The Importance of Mexico-Texas Relations

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Co-hosted by the Secretariat of Education of the State of Jalisco, Mexico; the University of North Texas;
and the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas