All around the world there are nations in turmoil. From the current political unrest in the Ukraine and Venezuela to the civil war in Syria, countries are in crisis, much of the struggle on display to the world through news reports. But, in times like these, what are the effects on systems such as education? In this edition of the EdCast, Assistant Professor Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Ed.D.'09, attempts to shed some light on this question and reflects on how education systems fare during periods of great turmoil and strife within a country.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.