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2005-2006 Speaker Series

A new structure was configured for the 2005-2006 academic year to allow EMU students, faculty, staff, and community members to interact with a variety of scholars through a "speaker series" format. Each department within the College of Education (along with Health and Physical Education programs within the School of Health Promotion and Human Performance, which is closely involved with the preparation of teacher educators) selected a scholar to participate in the 2005-2006 series. Each scholar held a public lecture in addition to meeting with EMU students, faculty, and staff through a variety of workshop ad interactive sessions. Dr. Jaclynn Tracy was Chair of the Porter Chair Speaker Series Steering Committee. Guest speakers included:

Dr. Donna Y. Ford

Dr. Donna Y. Ford

Dr. Donna Y. Ford

Dr. Donna Y. Ford is a Professor of Special Education at The Ohio State University. She will present a public lecture entitled, "The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Erase: Closing the Achievement Gap". Additionally, Dr. Ford will hold a workshop entitled, "Creating Culturally Responsive Curriculum. Dr. Ford was nominated by the Department of Teacher Education and the Office of Urban Education and Education Equity.

Topic: The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Erase: Closing the Achievement Gap
Date: October 27, 2005
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: 203 Porter

 

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Dr. Joycelyn Elders

Dr. Joycelyn Elders

Dr. Joycelyn Elders

Dr. Joycelyn Elders is a former U.S. Surgeon General and Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the University of Arkansas. Dr. Elders will present a public lecture entitled, "Creating Successful School and Community Health Education Partnerships in Urban Settings". Dr. Elders' visit is co-sponsored by the College of Heath and Human Services and McKenny Union/Campus Life/Diversity Programs.

Topic: Creating Successful School and Community Health Education Partnerships
Date: November 3, 2005
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: McKenny Union Main Ballroom

 

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Dr. Gary Orfield

Dr. Gary Orfield

Dr. Gary Orfield

Dr. Gary Orfield is a Professor of Education and Social Policy and Director of the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University. Dr. Orfield will hold a public presentation discussing the topics of overrepresentation of minority students in special education, recruitment of minority teachers in special education, and the impact accountability requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act. He will also hold several student sessions. Dr. Orfield is nominated by the Department of Special Education.

Topics: Overrepresentation of minority students in special education.
Recruitment of minority teachers in special education.
Impact of accountability requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act.
Date: November 22, 2005
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Eagle Crest

 

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Dr. James Earl Davis

Dr. James Earl Davis

Dr. James Earl Davis

Dr. James Earl Davis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Temple University. Dr. Davis will present a public lecture entitled, "Uneasy Ties: Race and Gender in Urban Education Reform" and will additionally hold a workshop in the College of Education. Dr. Davis is nominated by the Department of Leadership and Counseling.

Topic: Uneasy Ties: Race and Gender in Urban Education Reform
Date: January 26, 2006
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: John W. Porter Building
College of Education