Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings in Oakland | March 8, 2012

We are pleased to co-sponsor this event with the Mills College School of Education, Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships.

The Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships presents their year-long series: Preparing Educators and Youth in a Racist World.

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings
February 23, 2012. New date! March 8, 2012. 4pm – 7pm
Oakland High School Auditorium,
1023 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA
Parking available on MacArthur & Alma

Pushing Past the Achievement Gap
Dr. Gloria Ladson-BillingsThe words “achievement gap” are on everyone’s lips – teachers, administrators, politicians, policy makers, parents, and the community.  However, perhaps what we are experiencing in our nationwide schools is not an achievement gap but an educational debt.  In this discussion, renowned educator and author Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings examines how the characterization of students and their families can lead to continuous deficit thinking, and keeps us trapped in a paradigm about what students cannot do, rather than what their personal and cultural strengths allow them to do.

Reception to follow the talk.

For more information, contact Ingrid Seyer Ochi at iseyerochi@mills.edu.

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One Response to Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings in Oakland | March 8, 2012

  1. Melanie says:

    Thank you, this is an interesting and motivating testimony of an obvious prejudice enforcing academic and social disposition. The overwhelming complication being subtly influenced but gravely detrimental because the targeted groups of people are obvious. I believe I have discovered what I need to do to improve my advantage gaining work in a very controversial enviroment.

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