Thursday, 15 October 2015

ACE Occasional Address

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Date: 26 October 2015          RSVP: 22 October 2015
Location: Hobart

Intended Audience: Principals and School Leaders

"The unflinching contribution of Professor Phillip Hughes to education and nation-building in the Republic of Mauritius".

Dr Rajayswur Bhowon, former Director of Education at the Ministry of Education in Mauritius received his PhD in educational administration from the University of Tasmania. Visiting Australia this month, he will give an ACE Occasional Address in Hobart as a dedication to his friend and colleague, the late Prof Phil Hughes. Dr Bhowon will discuss the lessons learned from the life and achievements of Phil as national and international educator, philosopher and humanist. He will discuss the cross-fertilization of his ideas, interpersonal relationships, values and thinking with Phil and his gratitude to Dr Brian Caldwell for his unwavering support and guidance.

He will speak about the context of Mauritius moving from a labour intensive mono-agricultural (sugar) economy through a capital intensive, industrial manufacturing to an information and services-based economy. He will recall his meetings at the Centre for Education in the office of Phil; his goodness and greatness mantras, anecdotes and appreciation of the invaluable counsel on education as the pivot for all developments.

He will be accompanied by Mrs Dorine Chukowry, the former Lord Mayor of the City of Port Louis and currently the Rector of St Bartholomew's College and they will take the opportunity to visit some Hobart schools.

Dr Rajayswur Bhowon has been a Member of the Equal Opportunities Commission, staff member of The World Bank and The International Finance Corporation in Washington DC, Parliamentarian and Parliamentary Private Secretary, Mauritius, Vice-President of the Forum for African Parliamentarians in Education (FAPED), Consultant for UNESCO, the State University of New York, the Commonwealth of Australia (Canberra), for the International Networking for Educational Transformation (iNet) based in London, Part-time Lecturer at the University of Mauritius and the University of Technology, Mauritius and Presenter at International Conferences at University of Cambridge, Melbourne, Jyvaskyla and UNESCO amongst others.

Register online to attend this event.