Linking Latitudes India Conference and Fieldwork Program
The AEF's Linking Latitudes India Conference and Fieldwork Program occurred over 21-days including the 5-day conference program in Delhi and Agra and 11 pre and post-conference fieldwork programs to 25 cities and towns. The conference held from September 30 to October 4, 2007 involved over 360 primary and secondary teachers and principals, teacher educators and education bureaucrats from Australia, India and New Zealand.
Delegates visited the capital of the world's largest democracy, celebrated Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, viewed the majestic Taj Mahal and met with local students, teachers and principals.
Key features included:
- 43 visits to key businesses, non-government organisations and cultural and historical sites across India
- 58 speakers from Australia, India and the USA
- Presentations by the Australian Ambassador HE Mr John McCarthy and The Hon Mrs Daggubiti Purandareswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development as well as eminent academics such as Mr P Sainath, The Hindu, Mr Kaarthikeyan, the City of Melbourne and Dr Manoj Joshi, Mail Today.
- 32 sponsors and supporting organizations
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Websites related to Linking Latitudes India Program - key organisations, schools, speakers and themes featured as part of the program
Into India: Spinning a Nation [pdf, 11.9MB, 52pgs] - information and activities for secondary students on India's political history over the past century, designed to support teachers of Years 10 and 11 students.
Annotated Website List about India [pdf, 312MB, 10pgs]
Annotated Reading List about India [pdf, 256MB, 10pgs]
Keynote address of SMT D Purandeswari [pdf, 135k, 10pgs]
A Monumental Scandal by Prathna Gohilote [pdf, 821 k, 6pgs]
India Emerging Superpower by Dr Manoj Joshi, Mail Today [pdf, 5.1 MB, 7 pgs]
The AEF would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following organisations:
City of Melbourne
Cookie Man Pty Ltd
The Dr. Wood Challenge Centre
Australian Council for Educational Research
Australia-India Business Council
International House, The University of Melbourne
World Vision Australia
Conference Education Partners:
Business Educators Australasia Inc
Australian Geography Teachers Association (Inc)
Australian Curriculum Studies Association
National Curriculum Services