UMass Dartmouth Department of Educational Leadership welcomes two guest lectures from University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professors Gloria J. Ladson-Billings and Thomas Popkewitz to offer lectures in Fairhaven and New Bedford April 9-10

UMass Dartmouth's Department of Educational Leadership will welcome two guest lectures from the University of Wisconsin-Madison this week. Professor Thomas Pokewitz will offer a lecture on "The Impracticality of Practical Research: OECD's Pisa and Teacher Education" April 9, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., at Southcoast Hospitals Group, Room 157 (200 Mill Road, Fairhaven, MA). Professor Gloria Ladson-Billings will offer a lecture on "Hip Hop/Hip Hope: The (R)Evolution of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy" April 10, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. 

About Gloria J. Ladson-Billings: 
Gloria J. Ladson-Billings is an American pedagogical theorist and teacher educator on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin--Madison School of Education and researcher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Ladson-Billings is known for her groundbreaking work in the fields of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Critical Race Theory. Ladson-Billings work "The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African-American Children" is a significant text in the field of education. 

About Thomas Popkewitz: 
Thomas Popkewitz's studies are concerned with the knowledge or systems of reason that govern educational policy and research related to pedagogy and teacher education. His research includes historical, ethnographic, and comparative studies of national educational reforms and the education sciences in Asia, Europe, Latin America, Southern Africa, and the US. Professor Popkewitz has written or edited approximately 30 books and more than 200 articles in journals and as book chapters.

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