Curriculum structures all over the world define what is taught at all levels of educational stages, how knowledge is constructed, whose lives and work become part of the main corpus of literature, how students are taught, how learning happens and so on. The majority of the formal education practices are encountered within classroom domains where students’ learning experiences are framed by interacting with teachers and peers. Most of these interactions in many countries are gendered, with gender biases or stereotypes affecting the students’ learning processes and often even their academic results. Exploring the curriculum through the lens of gender can dismantle the ways in which the hidden curriculum perpetuates gender inequality in education. This open forum will initiate a conversation across cultures, discussing the forms in which the hidden curriculum is manifested in Albania and the U.S, while looking at similarities and differences in both educational contexts.
Eriada Cela has a M.A. in Gender Studies from the Central European University in Hungary and a Ph.D. in Pedagogy from Tirana University, Albania. She is a lecturer at Aleksander Xhuvani University in Elbasan, Albania.
Monday, April 15 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Fenton Hall, 127
Fenton Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063