Gerardo Blanco Ramírez and Ana Solano-Campos, assistant professors in the College of Education and Human Development, taught at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL) in Poland in May, thanks to the faculty mobility agreement between the school and UMass Boston. The mobility agreement is under the auspices of the European Union’s Erasmus+ Program.
Solano-Campos received an Erasmus+ Faculty Fellowship in fall 2016. When she visited KUL in May, she spoke about sociolinguistics and education in contexts of high migration from a comparative perspective. She shared her research on diversity paradigms, language ideologies, and assets-based perspectives about bilingual immigrant leaders with students in the special education and pedagogy programs.
Blanco Ramírez’s (above, back left) lecture series at KUL focused on comparative education, highlighting issues of higher education quality, access and relevance. He focused on international mobility and the globalization of universities.
The visit to KUL provided an opportunity to explore collaboration between the College of Education and Human Development and the Catholic University of Lublin’s Institute of Pedagogy. These opportunities include joint comparative research and the refinement of pedagogies for cohort-based doctoral programs that serve working practitioners.