Marquette Hosts Inaugural Tommy G. Thompson
Educational Reform Lecture
Released: March 13, 2006
MILWAUKEE – A teacher of teachers will be the inaugural speaker for the Tommy G. Thompson Educational Reform Lecture Series at Marquette University next week.
Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Ph.D., the John E. Cawthorne Millennium Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools at Boston College, will speak at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27, in the Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The speech is free and open to the public, although seating is limited. To reserve a space, call Marquette’s Special Events Office at (414) 288-7431 by Monday, March 20.
The lecture series is jointly sponsored by Marquette’s School of Education and the Tommy G. Thompson Center at Marquette, which houses four decades of the former Wisconsin governor’s papers, including extensive documentation of Thompson's role in the educational reform movement.
The topic of Cochran-Smith’s speech is “Teaching for Social Justice.” “We want to provide a transformational education for our students that prepares them both to succeed as professionals and flourish as human beings,” William Henk, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education, said. “This social justice theme represents our hope that all children will be taught in ways that not only empower them academically but also make them sensitive and responsive to all manner of societal inequities.”
The immediate past president of the American Educational Research Association and the outgoing editor of the Journal of Teacher Education, Cochran-Smith has done extensive research in the areas of teacher education and teaching and issues of race, culture and gender. She is the author of Walking the Road: Race, Diversity and Social Justice in Teacher Education.
Date: Monday, March 27, 2006
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: Alumni Memorial Union Ballroom
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
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