Tuesday, August 20, 2013

UNO to Hold Distinguished Urban Education Series

The University of New Orleans College of Education and Human Development in September will hold two community events focusing on urban education. The UNO/Capital One Distinguished Urban Education Series, made possible by a grant from Capital One, will feature a presentation from Joyce King on Sept. 5 and one from Mariana Souto-Manning on Sept. 19. The lectures will take place at 7 p.m. at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center on UNO’s campus; they are free and open to the public.

Each distinguished educator will also conduct a professional development workshop for the faculties at selected New Orleans public schools and the teacher education faculty and students at the University of New Orleans.

Joyce King is a nationally-renowned researcher in the fields of urban education and the sociology of education. She is currently the president-elect of the American Educational Research Association and she holds the Benjamin E. Mays Chair of Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership in the College of Education at Georgia State University. King earned her doctoral degree from Stanford University. She is well known for developing a concept known as “dysconcious racism,” which she will discuss during her presentation at UNO.        

Mariana Souto-Manning is an associate professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is the co-director of Quality Universally Inclusive Early Responsive Education, a joint venture of the New York City Department of Education and the New York Department of Health. She has a doctorate from the University of Georgia.

Souto-Manning’s research reflects her interest and expertise in cultural and linguistic diversity in the early years, critical multicultural education, and early language and literacy education. In her presentation at UNO, she will share ways in which teachers can engage in culturally responsive teaching that fosters educational equity while meeting state and national standards.