Race and Pedagogy National Conference Sept 14-16

Monday, January 30, 2006 (Around 9 years ago)

The Race and Pedagogy National Conference will be hosted by the Unviersity of Puget Sound on September 14-16, 2006. The conference will bring together scholars, teachers, and students to discuss the pedagogical implications of race in higher education, particularly but not exclusively in institutions and programs orientated towards a liberal education in the arts and sciences. Refining, extending, and questioning our understanding of the pedagogical implications of race is critical if we are to improve the racial-cultural experiences of all our students and prepare our students for citzenship and leadership in a diverse world where race continues to matter.

The conference opens follwoing a kickoff presentation by Professor Cornel West, the 2006 Susan Resneck Pierce Lecturer in Public Policy. Keynote speakers will launch each of the three conference themes:

1) Race, Knowledge, and Disciplinarity explores the ways in which specific academic disciplines negotiate the issue of race and the ways in which race enables and/or contrains the production of knowledge.

2) Racial Dynamics and Racial Performances in the Classroom (and beyond) explores the ways in which students and teachers embody and perform race, and the ways in which racial dynamics affect behavior inside and outside the classroom.

3) Race, Pedagogy, and Community explores the ways in which students, teachers, administrators, and the educational institutions which they collectively constitute are situated within or in relation to broader communities.

The deadline to submit proposals is February 15 and those who would like to attend, the date is September 14-16, 2006. For information please visit www.ups.edu/rpc.xml.

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