Saturday, July 30, 2011

Live Thursday August 4th with James Mayfield on Institutional Versus Village Education

Join me Thursday, August 4th, for a live and interactive webinar with Dr. James Mayfield, co-founder of CHOICE Humanitarian, as we talk about the contrasts he has seen between central government (institutional) education and "Village Community Education." We'll use this distinction as a springboard for talking about self-determination in both humanitarian work and education, how it might help us as we think about broader education reform debates, and other lessons Jim has learned through his work on world poverty.

Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). Log in at The Blackboard Collaborate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Blackboard Collaborate, please visit the support and configuration page. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Recordings: The full Blackboard Collaborate  recording and an audio-only .mp3 recording will be available soon after the show.  The Central event page is

Dr. James B. Mayfield is co-founder of CHOICE Humanitarian, an organization committed to build leaders around the world. Dr. Mayfield is Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and Middle East Studies at the University of Utah where he served as a full professor for 35 years. With 40 years’ experience in Village Development, Dr. Mayfield defined and shaped CHOICE’s specifically its Self Developing Village Program based on Rural District Networking and Empowerment Strategy. He has conducted research and management training in 18 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Dr. Mayfield is also the author of numerous articles and books, including The Time Has Come: a Strategy to Confront the Tragedy of World Poverty.

Books by Dr. Mayfield:

The Time Has Come: To Confront the Tragedy of World Poverty Through Centers of Village Progress
One Can Make a Difference
Go to the People: Releasing the Rural Poor Through the People's School System