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Drawing from a study co-constructing knowledge with Honduran child migrants during their time in-transit through Mexico, Gluckman will discuss how educators can invite the informal learnings im/migrant children develop during their journey into formal academic spaces. She will engage a funds of knowledge (Moll, et al., 2005) framing to bring explicit attention to the rich social, emotional, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds and experiences children possess. Gluckman will also unpack how qualitative participatory storytelling methods, such as student-generated drawings, timelines, and dramatization, can serve as tools for learning about im/migrant students' past experiences and supporting their sense of belonging and wellbeing as well as promoting cross-cultural exchange in classrooms.
Gluckman has 12+ years of experience in education and international development across Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia. Her work with INGOs and UN agencies has focused on furthering educational equity, inclusion, gender equality, humanitarian protections, and education in emergencies throughout contexts of crisis, conflict and mobility. Maxie is passionate about helping bridge research to practice and foregrounding knowledge development and exchange led-by and in collaboration with children and youth researchers. She currently holds the role of Youth Technical Advisor at the International Research and Exchanges Board's Center for Applied Learning and Innovation.