2018 Newsletter is Out!

Our 2018 Newsletter is out! This issue contains information on the MEd in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship program, a report of the 1st International Conference on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education, new books in the field, and many more! For Ikeda Institute Newsletter Archives, please click here.

Jim Garrison Gives AESA Kneller Lecture on Nichiren Buddhism and Deweyan Pragmatism

On November 8, Jim Garrison (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) delivered the 2018 George F. Kneller lecture at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA), held in Greenville, SC. Titled “Nichiren Buddhism and Deweyan Pragmatism: An Eastern-Western Integration of Thought,” Garrison’s lecture drew from and expanded themes present in his published … More Jim Garrison Gives AESA Kneller Lecture on Nichiren Buddhism and Deweyan Pragmatism

1st International Conference on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education

On August 9-11, 2018, the DePaul University Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education hosted the 1st International Conference on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education. Roughly 100 scholars, educators, and graduate students from 10 countries and all across the United States attended the conference. Under the theme of “Uniting, Defining, and Advancing the Field: Perspectives, Practices … More 1st International Conference on Ikeda/Soka Studies in Education

International Conference on Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development Goals in U.K.

On May 15-16, 2018, the Institute of Education, University College London (UCL), and Centre for Applied Buddhism co-sponsored an international symposium on Global Citizenship and the UN Sustainable Development Goals at Taplow Court in Taplow, U.K. The first day featured academic presentations on global citizenship education. Faculty in DePaul’s master’s program in Value-Creating Education for … More International Conference on Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development Goals in U.K.

New Book on Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda

Value-Creating Global Citizenship Education: Engaging Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda as Examples was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. Namrata Sharma is a faculty in DePaul’s new online MEd in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship program. This book fills an existing gap within the practice of global citizenship education by offering Asian perspectives. In this book, Soka or … More New Book on Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda

Doctoral Research Dialogue with Simon Høffding

On March 13, 2018, EDSA and the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education co-sponsored the Doctoral Research Dialogue with Simon Høffding. Simon Høffding graduated from Soka University of America in 2008, obtained his PhD from University of Copenhagen in 2015, and is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, working … More Doctoral Research Dialogue with Simon Høffding

Presentations on Soka Studies at AERA

The American Educational Research Association’s 2018 annual conference will take place Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in New York. Below is a list of sessions/presentations on Soka studies, including the pre-conference session. 1. Soka Studies in the Possibilities and Necessities of Non-Western, International, and Comparative Curriculum Inquiry Division B Two-Day Pre-Conference … More Presentations on Soka Studies at AERA

Research Presentations on Soka Studies

Faculty and doctoral students presented their research on Soka studies at recent regional and national educational conferences. Below is the list of conference presentations related to the field. Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice, Oct. 12-14, Dayton, OH Duoethnography as a Transformative Experience of Human Education Melissa Bradford, DePaul University Nozomi Inukai, DePaul … More Research Presentations on Soka Studies

New Book on Makiguchi

Makiguchi Tsunesaburo in the Context of Language, Identity and Education (Routledge, 2017), a new book on the educational philosophy and practice of Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, was published by Routledge in April 2017. Edited by Institute director, Jason Goulah, and first published as a special issue of Journal of Language, Identity and Education in 2013, this volume includes … More New Book on Makiguchi