Institute for Globalization & Education in Metropolitan Settings
Pedro Noguera - Director of IGEMS
- Metropolitan Center for Urban Education
- National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE)
The Institute for Globalization & Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS) is dedicated to advancing our understanding and promoting the education and wellbeing of diverse youth and young adults in rapidly changing global cities. We are particularly focused on narrowing the achievement gap and raising the potential of vulnerable and marginalized populations.
The forces of globalization –technology, mass migration, and the integration and disintegration of markets – are profoundly changing the contexts, experiences, and life trajectories of young people in an interconnected era. The risks and opportunities experienced by youth and young adults today are intricately interwoven in a complex global interface. While there is a growing recognition that the global economy requires a new paradigm for education in the 21st century, much of the world’s education systems continue to be set in a 20th century mode of rudimentary mass education. This gap presents a challenge for the education and wellbeing of world’s largest and most diverse generation of youth and young adults. The work of IGEMS is devoted to the scholarly understanding of the processes, identification, and nurturance of promising practices, and the promotion of policy best suited to the dilemmas of youth development in a global era.
Priorities and New Perspectives
IGEMS offers interdisciplinary research, training, and dissemination focused on the implications of globalization on the education and wellbeing of youth and young adults. Our priorities include:
- Conducting applied research that can inform actionable and sustainable solutions that respond to the needs of a rapidly changing society both in the U.S. and abroad
- Understanding the stratifying elements of our education system that foster educational disparities among underserved and underachieving student populations including minority students and immigrant origin population
- Provide relevant and timely research that informs the policy-making discourse and process, particularly for immigrants, English-language learners, and other marginalized populations in metropolitan settings
- Training the next generation of scholars