Summer Institute to Explore Educational Justice Issues

Educators and those interested in educational justice can register through Thursday, July 7 for the University of Redlands Center for Educational Justice’s day-long summer institute, which will explore “why race still matters” and other issues facing K-12 educators.

The 7th annual¬†Summer Institute will be held at the University of Redlands’ Orton Center on July 12 from 8 a.m.¬†to 4 p.m. Teachers, administrators, aides, private and public education professionals, and those interested in educational justice and education issues are encouraged to attend.

The day will include a keynote presentation by Gloria Ladson-Billings, a well-known pedagogical theorist and teacher educator from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, who will speak about “why race still matters.”

Afternoon sessions will explore other educational justice issues, addressing such topics as creating a local, diverse and permanent teaching workforce; denigrating representations of minorities in film, television and the media; and mental health in schools: the role of racial and ethnic disparities.

Registration for the Institute is open through July 7. For more information or to register, contact Martin Bright in the School of Education at 909-748-8815.

The School of Education at the University of Redlands has a unique focus on educational justice, from the doctoral level with its Ed.D. in Educational Justice to courses and programs throughout the School. The Center for Educational Justice sponsors symposiums and other events throughout the year to explore topics on educational justice.

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