Pedro Noguera, author, researcher, sociologist and Distinguished Professor of Education at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) will present "Education and Civil Rights in the 21st Century", with an audience Q&A following the presentation.
Education and Civil Rights in the 21st Century Presentation
Presentation Overview: Despite the controversy they generated in the 20th Century, school segregation and educational inequality remain largely unresolved social issues. Noguera shares why these topics are not a part of educational reforms today, the costs of ignoring these issues in the U.S., and the real possibilities for change and progress that still exist.
Tuesday, November 17 11 a.m. - Noon Studio Teach, DeGarmo Hall Light refreshments served Free attendance. No RSVP required. Open to COE Faculty, Staff, Students, & Alumni
Noguera’s research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, and the factors that obstruct and promote student achievement. He appears as a regular commentator on education issues and other topics on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets.
A prolific author, his most recent publication is Schooling for Resilience, which he co-authored with Eddie Fergus and Margary Martin. Other works include The Imperatives of Power: Political Change and the Social Basis of Regime Support in Grenada; City Schools and the American Dream; Unfinished Business: Closing the Achievement Gap in Our Nation’s Schools; The Trouble With Black Boys…and Other Reflections on Race, Equity and the Future of Public Education; and Invisible No More: Understanding and Responding to the Disenfranchisement of Latino Males. Read full biography.