Name of the TIG:
Aims and vision Urban TIG
Urban Education refers to a wide range of issues related to living and working in urban settings. More specifically, it refers to issues concerning the education of children in inner cities from kindergarten through university. Heterogeneous cultures, ethnicities, ways of life, beliefs, and values characterize many urban communities. While these attributes offer people many opportunities, they also present challenges to communities, families, children, and educators.
Current important issues in Urban Education include: the education of children whose ethnicity differs from the dominant society, the education of children living in poverty, the education of children who are not speakers of the dominant language in the society, how to encourage and support parental involvement, and the shortage of teachers in urban settings. Students in urban systems may need different types of support to assure their learning.
Key characteristics of this TIG are the emphases on a local school visit, an open exchange and discussion of ideas and research, as well as the sharing of practical ideas for teaching in urban settings. It is for these reasons that the number of papers presented at the annual conference is limited.
Format for papers/presentations
Name of Co-TIG leaders and contact details:
Rosa Rodrigues, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Sissel Tove Olsen,
Oslo and Akershaus University of Applied Sciences
Participants Urban TIG 2015, 2016, 2017