The 22nd Annual Edgar W. Couper Lecture
Confronting Neoliberalism: Classroom Practice and Social Justice Teaching.
Featuring Dr. Christine E. Sleeter, Professor Emerita, College of Professional Studies, California State University at Monterey Bay
When: May 2, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.
Where: University Union Room 209
This talk situates some of the problems schools experience (such as more testing, reduced funding) within a larger picture of economic/political shifts nationally (and globally), then gives some concrete examples of teachers teaching kids for political consciousness and action.
Christine E. Sleeter, PhD is Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay, where she was a founding faculty member. She has served as a visiting professor at Victoria University in New Zealand, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research focuses on anti-racist education and multicultural teacher education. She has published over 100 articles in edited books and journals such as Journal of Teacher Education, Race Ethnicity & Education, and Teaching and Teacher. Her most recenet book is Power, Teaching, and Teacher Education (Peter Lang). Awards for her work include the American Educational Research Association Social Justice Award, the Division K Teaching and Teacher Education Legacy Award, and the Chapman University Paulo Freire Education Project Social Justice Award.
The Couper Lecture and related events are funded by The Edgar W. Couper Endowment fund for Educational Excellence.