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Friday, November 9, 2012

Curriculum & Instruction Diversity Dialogue Friday 11/16

The Curriculum and Instruction Diversity Dialogue presents "Constructing the Innocent Classroom: Rethinking Teacher-Student Relationships" with Alexs Pate on Friday, November 16th, 2012 from 12:00pm-1:30pm in 355 Peik.

Curriculum & Instruction Diversity Dialogue
Constructing the Innocent Classroom: Rethinking Teacher-Student Relationships
Alexs Pate, Ph.D.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Peik 355
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Pizza will be provided!
Throughout his career, the issues of guilt and innocence, especially as they impact people of color, have preoccupied much of Alexs Pate's writing and scholarship. He has developed a program that approaches academic performance by addressing the capacity of public schools to engage the innocence of their children. In this effort, he takes teachers beyond the boundaries of cultural proficiency and cultural competency and helps them understand better the way our society has burdened our children - especially children of color - with the weights of low expectation, stereotypes and negative narratives. Implemented in Omaha Public Schools, The Innocent Classroom helps teachers create more accurate and efficacious relationships with the goal of improving academic performance.
DD Poster 11-16.pdf