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Ladson-Billings to keynote Loyola University Maryland’s Murrell Memorial Symposium

October 03, 2016

UW-Madison’s Gloria Ladson-Billings will be delivering the keynote lecture at the Peter C. Murrell Jr. Memorial Symposium on Urban Education on Oct. 6 at Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education.

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The symposium will create discussion between educators, youth activists and other community members about how to move away from more traditional school instruction and toward modernized teaching tactics and ways of forming bonds between the instructor and student.

Ladson-Billings is the School of Education's Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education and is a professor with the departments of Curriculum and InstructionEducational Policy Studies, and Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

Her lecture at the Murrell Memorial Symposium will examine how focusing on youth culture is vital in making teacher education more culturally relevant. 

This symposium is co-sponsored by the Alliance for Community Teachers and Schools, and is free and open to the public. Anyone interested must register here.

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