Perspectives on Education for Democracy in a Global Age. A Talk by Kevin Colleary, Ed. D.



Dr Kevin Colleary presents ideas and perspectives on how teaching and curriculum development impact educating students for an active role in a participatory democracy in the 21 century. Based on current research and experience from democratic nations around the world, Dr Colleary will share ideas about how primary and secondary level curriculum and instructional choices can influence the lives of students and deepen their understanding about what it means to be a participating, active citizen in local, national and international communities.


An engaging speaker, Dr Kevin Colleary’s work and research focus on citizenship education, diversity issues and best practices in teaching and learning. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor at Fordham University, New York, where he teaches online courses in educational philosophy, methodology and teaching practice in the Graduate School of Education.

Dr Colleary is an author for a number of elementary level textbook programs published by McGraw-Hill Education. He has been an elementary, middle school and high school teacher in Harlem and Brooklyn, New York.   He has authored numerous chapters in a wide variety of educational texts and has been published in a variety of professional journals. Dr Colleary received his master’s and doctorate in education from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

A native New Yorker, Kevin currently lives in Bangkok with his husband, the Portuguese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand.

Date: Thursday 13 February 2020
Time: 7.00 p.m.
Place: The Siam Society, 131 Asoke Montri Rd, Sukhumvit 21

Non-members donation: B200. Siam Society members, members’ spouses and children, and all students showing valid student ID cards are admitted free of charge. For more information, please contact Khun Arunsri or

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