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Date: Nov 09, 2010
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES PRESENTS A 75TH ANNIVERSARY SYMPOSIUM - 75 YEARS: THE TRANSPORTATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12TH, 2010 9:30AM-4:30PM
Symposium will focus on issues of educational change, federal policy and technology trends.
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - On Friday, November 12th, Hofstra University presents 75 YEARS: THE TRANSFORMATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, a symposium that will examine the evolution of public education, evaluate the impact of federal policies ranging from No Child Left Behind to the Race to the Top program, and explore the latest trends in education reform.
The conference is presented by Hofstra University School of Education, Health and Human Services, Hofstra Cultural Center and New York State Teacher Opportunity Corps. Three leading educational researchers will deliver keynote speeches highlighting the topics of psychology of learning for instruction, urban education and literacy, games and learning.
Dr. Mary Driscoll, Dean of The Florida State University College of Education and Leslie Briggs Professor of Educational Research will present the keynote address Blank Slate and Scribe to Connoisseur and Concierge: Evolving Images of Teaching and Learning.
Dr. James Gee, Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Arizona State University and Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Symposium Scholar will present the keynote address Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century: Perils and Possibilities.
Dr.Jean Anyon, Professor of Educational and Social Policy, Doctoral Program in Urban Education
At The Graduate Center/CUNY will present the keynote address The New Political Economy of Urban Schools.
"The most significant educational problem in the last 75 years has been the achievement gap," said Dr. Roberto Joseph, associate professor in the department of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership at Hofstra University. "Together, the research of Drs. Driscoll, Gee and Anyon have created a vision for what public education could be in the next 75 years. They bring to us the latest knowledge from their respective fields that will help to solve this problem."
The symposium will be held at the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, first floor South Campus. Admission is free and open to the public. Teachers may apply to their school district for up to 5 professional development hours by attending this conference.
For more information, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669 or visit www.hofstra.edu/transformationofschools where you can view the entire conference program.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution of higher education where more than 12,000 full and part-time students choose from undergraduate and graduate offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, health and human services, honors studies, a School of Law and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. With a small average class size (22 students) and low student-teacher ratio (14-1), the University also provides excellent facilities with state-of-the-art technology, extensive library resources and internship programs that match students' interests and abilities with appropriate companies and organizations. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future. Located in Nassau County, New York, on over 240 acres, the University is less than an hour from midtown Manhattan.