Saturday, March 12, 2011

Future of Education series continues today

Adam Howard, Former Antioch Assoc. Dean, to Deliver Talk in Education Series

The Future of Education series, a collaboration between Antioch College and the Yellow Springs Schools, continues on Saturday, March 12, 3:00-5:00 p.m., with a presentation by Adam Howard, a Colby College associate professor of education and former Antioch associate dean of faculty.

Prior to joining the faculty at Colby, Howard taught at Hanover College, Lesley University Graduate School of Education, and Antioch College. At Antioch he was also a co-op professor, director of teacher education and associate dean of faculty.

Prior to teaching at the college level, Howard taught high school English and history at Cincinnati Country Day School and directed Summerbridge Cincinnati Inc., a nonprofit organization designed to provide academic support to disadvantaged middle school students while encouraging high school and college students to consider a teaching career path.

Howard has published numerous articles and papers on social class issues in education, privilege, service-learning, and curriculum theory. He is co-editor (with Hongyu Wang, Oklahoma State University) of the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, an interdisciplinary journal of curriculum studies. He chairs the Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice and is a member of the board of directors of the Corporation for Curriculum Research. He is co-editor (with Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández) of Educating Elites: Class Privilege and Educational Advantage and author of Learning Privilege: Lessons of Power and Identity in Affluent Schooling.

The series has featured MacArthur Genius Award winner Deborah Meier '66, Collegiate Institute assistant principal Shadia Alvarez '96, Miami University's associate vice president for academic affairs, Michael E. Dantley, and Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt.

The Future of Education, a partnership between the Morgan Fellows at Antioch College and the Yellow Springs schools to stimulate new and innovative thinking about the future of education in Yellow Springs. The series is a major component of the Class of 2020 Initiative, a process to create a strategic plan for the public schools.

3-5 p.m. Herndon Gallery, South Hall, Antioch College

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