Education on Location 2016-2017
Issues that Divide and Unite in Urban Education: Start Where You Are, But Don’t Stay There!
Tuesday, March 21st at 7 p.m.
Biemesderfer Concert Hall, Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center
Seating is limited for this important conversation!
Event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required.
Understanding educational experiences and outcomes of students in urban schools is essential as we work to create a more equitable and just society for all. However, while challenges in urban education persist, mechanisms, practices, and resources necessary to design optimal learning opportunities for students in these spaces are inconsistent and sometimes divisive. In this talk, Milner discusses issues in urban education that divide and unite us with particular attention placed on reforms in education (and society) that could improve the life chances of these students. Recommendations for district, school and classroom practices will be discussed.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:
H. Richard Milner IV (also known as Rich) is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, Professor of Education as well as Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He has courtesy professorship appointments in Africana Studies, Sociology, and Social Work. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. In particular, Professor Milner’s research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in urban schools. His research has appeared in numerous journals, including Educational Researcher, Journal of Negro Education, Teachers College Record, Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Journal of Black Studies and the Review of Research in Education. He has published five books, including the widely read, and award winning, Start Where You Are, but Don’t Stay There: Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps and Teaching in Today’s Classrooms (published by Harvard Education Press in 2010) and Rac(e)ing to Class: Confronting Poverty and Race in Schools and Classrooms (published by Harvard Education Press in 2015). In 2015, Professor Milner received the Division K Award for Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education from the American Educational Research Association. In 2016, he became a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. Currently, he is Editor-in-chief of Urban Education and co-editor of the Handbook of Urban Education, published with Routledge Press in 2014.
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