COE Faculty, Students Participate in 8th Cross-Border Conference

2018 Jalisco ConferenceIn May 2018 UNT faculty and doctoral students participated in the 8th Conference on Education and Culture co-hosted by UNT and the Secretariat of Education of the State of Jalisco, Mexico. The three-day conference, held at the Escuela Normal de Educadoras de Arandas in the city of Arandas, had “Educar sin Fronteras/Educate Without Borders” as its theme. Dean Randy Bomer of the UNT College of Education gave the keynote address titled “Education with a View of the Borderland.”

During the visit to Jalisco, the 12-member delegation also participated in meetings and events in Guadalajara, the state capital. These included a meeting with Francisco de Jesús Ayon López, Secretary of Education of the State of Jalisco, Teodomiro Pelayo Gómez, 
State Coordinator for the Preparation of Teachers, and other officials at the Secretariat of Education Headquarters as well as visits to the Federal Elementary School “Lazaro Cardenas del Rio” and the Subire Business School. While in Jalisco, several members of the delegation also collaborated with Jalisco colleagues on research projects focused on teacher preparation, transnational youth, and educational leadership. Joining the group was UNT Professor Emeritus Ron Wilhelm, who now leads initiatives for the Organization for the Development of Indigenous Maya in Guatemala.