PEN: Workshop: Education, Knowledge, Learning

Where: Old School, 233 Mott St., New York City

Debates about the nature of effective school and preparation for global competitiveness are weighted by rhetoric and have obscured a fundamental question about learning and development: what does it mean to be educated? What is the obligation of society to educate its young people? And in a time of increasing global interconnectedness tempered with critical, sustaining cultural distinctiveness, what can, should, or must all young people deserve and expect to learn?

Introductory notes: Marcelo Figueras, Esther Klein Friedman, Juan Carlos Mestre, Gunnhild Øyehaug, and Shanley Rhodes; curated by Eric Pliner

Open to PEN Members, Festival authors, heads of cultural agencies, and press. RSVP to jessica@pen.org by April 22. Limited space. Please register early.

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