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Educational equity is subject of next School of Education Centennial Lecture, March 1
Educational equity is subject of next School of Education Centennial Lecture, March 1February 22, 2007Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
Kris Gutierrez, professor of social research methodology at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, will present “Looking for Educational Equity: Immigrants, Migrants and the New Latino Diaspora” for the School of Education’s Centennial Lecture on Thursday, March 1, at 4 p.m. in 220 Eggers Hall.
Gutierrez’s current research interests include a study of the sociocultural contexts of literacy development, particularly the study of the acquisition of academic literacy for language minority students. Her research also focuses on understanding the relationship between language, culture, development and pedagogies of empowerment.
Gutierrez’s recent publications include “Toward a decolonizing pedagogy: Social justice reconsidered” (In P. Trifonas (Ed.), “Pedagogy of Difference,” Routledge, 2002).
Syracuse University’s School of Education, a national leader in improving and informing educational practice for diverse communities, is committed to the principle that diverse learning communities create the conditions that both enrich the educational experience and provide opportunities for all to realize their full potential. The School of Education pioneered the inclusion movement in the United States, making way for all learners to participate fully in mainstream classrooms and other inclusive learning environments.