Rumi Forum's blog on Hizmet, Fethullah Gulen, peacebuilding, education and interfaith efforts.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
NEW BOOK: Gulen's Dialogue on Education: A Caravanserai of Ideas
Professor Tom Gage portrays eight modern educators and the development of their theories viewed from personal, cultural, and historical perspectives. He links their ideas to those of Fethullah Gülen, a highly influential educator of today who draws on an entirely different tradition.
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About Dr. Thomas Gage
Professor Emeritus in English at Humboldt State University, Dr. Tom Gage’s degrees are from the University of California at Berkeley. He is authorof Gulen’s Dialogue on Education, a Caravanserai of Ideasand a dual-award winning iBook,American Prometheus: Captain Bill Jones, the Steel Genius who Made Andrew Carnegie(Silver for history & Silver for eLit Illuminated Excellence, Independent Publishers). Upon retiring in 2006, he originated Cross-Cultural Fluency (“CCF”), a secondary school curriculum in international education. His CCF work earned his team at Humboldt a California grant for curriculum development and invitations to address State and National Conventions of the National Council of Teachers of English. He is chair of the Youth Platform of the Gulen Institute at the University of Houston, which recognizes and awards international contest winners in writing. He was a feature speaker in 2012 at a regional assembly in Syracuse of the Two Year Colleges, a conference entitled From the World Desk: Situating Our Practice within a Global Context. He is a charter member of the board of directors of the Consultants for Global Programs (“CGP”). He was Fulbright Senior lecturer at the University of Aleppo, Syrian Arab Republic. He has been a guest lecturer at the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity at Claremont Graduate School and at the Institute of Interfaith Dialog of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He was awarded his university’s Certificate of Recognition for dedication to international programs. In 1991 the California Association of Teachers of English awarded him a certificate for excellence in classroom teaching. He has served as dean or director of summer academic programs in Greece, England, France, and Italy. In the last three years, Gage has delivered papers on four continents, twice in Morocco, once in The Netherlands, Turkey, and now Canada.