Australian Fulbright senior scholar visits university for Oz to Oz program
Friday, May 1, 2015
MANHATTAN — Peter Kell, a 2014-2015 Fulbright senior scholar, will visit Kansas State University on May 7-8 as part of the Oz to Oz program.
Kell is head of the School of Education at Charles Darwin University, Australia. He is currently at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to pursue his project, "Reaching Out to the Globe: Internationalizing Masters Postgraduate Learning in Education."
During his visit to Kansas State University, he will meet with faculty and staff from the International Programs Office, the International Service Teams, K-State Global Campus and the College of Education to discuss global educational initiatives. He also will learn more about sustainability research in the College of Engineering and at the Konza Prairie Biological Station.
On Thursday May 7, Kell will present the Vernon Larson Lecture, "Literacy and Language in East Asia: Shifting Meaning, Values and Approaches," from 11:30-12:30 p.m. in Room 227 at the K-State Union. He will also interact with faculty, staff and students interested in learning more about the Fulbright program from 3:30-5 p.m. in the Purple Pride Room at the K-State Alumni Center.
Kell, who received his doctorate of philosophy in education policy in 1994 from Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, is a member of the Australian Council of Deans of Education, Academic Board for Charles Darwin University, the Northern Territory Teacher Registration Board, the Northern Territory Board of Studies and the Australian College of Education.
"Dr. Kell's international expertise on education and training in the Asia Pacific will provide the K-State Global Campus staff an opportunity to explore potential collaborations with Charles Darwin University in Northern Australia," said Sue Maes, Global Campus dean.
"The College of Education is looking forward to the opportunity to learn with and from Dr. Kell," said Debbie Mercer, dean. "Our emphasis on global educator and leader preparation makes his visit most timely. We are hoping to learn from his experience and background in international education issues. We hope to make connections so that the learning can extend beyond Dr. Kell's time on our campus and develop a lasting relationship that enhances us all."
Maes, Mercer and Carol Shanklin, dean of the Graduate School, are sponsors and hosts of Kell's visit to the university.
The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides faculty and professionals from around the world grants to conduct research and lecture in the United States. The prestigious Fulbright program is the largest educational scholarship of its kind and was created by U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright and the U.S. government in 1946. With the goal of promoting mutual understanding through educational exchange, the program operates between the U.S. and 155 countries.