Yuri Kumagai

Yuri had the following to say about “Life after CIE?”


I've been teaching at Smith College as a senior lecturer at the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literatures after I received my Ed.D. from Language, Literacy and Culture at TECS in 2004. Besides teaching language and culture courses, I have been involved in numerous critical pedagogical projects that are collaboratively designed and conducted with language teaching practitioners all over the world. That resulted in 2 co-authored books and 5 co-edited volumes (written both in Japanese and in English). 


The knowledge I gained while studying at CIE, especially about literacy, critical pedagogy, and social justice issues, has been fundamental in shaping my approach in world language education. Although I am not working in the field of non-formal education, I feel that learning world languages and cultures with a non-judgmental attitude and with critical eyes is enormously important, now more than ever for everyone. So I thank you, David, and CIE for that! [2-18]


Email: ykumagai@smith.edu


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