Sunday, June 10, 2007

National Expectations Seminar, June 14-16, 2007

The CCSD Office of Equity and Diversity Education and the Center for Multicultural Education - UNLV's College of Education is sponsoring a National Expectations Seminar June 14-16, 2007 at the UNLV Student Union Building. Please plan to attend. Attendees will receive one free credit for attending all sessions. Email your intent to attend to Dr. Porter Troutman by Tuesday, June 12, 2007.

This seminar will feature eight national speakers including:
  • Dr. Robert Green, former Dean of Education, Michigan State University and author of "Expectations: How Teacher Expectations Can Increase Student Achievement."
  • Dr. James Banks is Professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Washington. His books include "Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies, Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives," "Curriculum and Teaching," and editor of "The Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education" to name a few of his publications.
  • Dr. Gary Orfield is Professor of Education and Social Policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is the co-founder and director of the Civil Rights Project at Harvard, an initiative that is developing and publishing a new generation of research on multiracial civil rights issues. Recent publications include: "School Segregation on the Rise Despite Growing Diversity," and "High School Dropouts Concentrated in 35 Cities."
  • Dr. Asa Hilliard, Professor of Urban Education at Georgia State University. He has written more that 200 research reports, articles and books on testing, ancient African History, and teaching strategies. His most recent books are "The Maroon Within Us" and "The Reawakening of the African Mind."

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