UW-Madison - Department of Curriculum and Instruction - News

Medical imaging Carillon Tower Glass blowing Laptop and lecture A smiling student Sunrise over the Education Building Chairs on the Memorial Union Terrace Bascom hall staircase Graduating students in silhouette Crowd of people on Bascom Hill A student tutoring Student with diploma Dance Department performance Night view of Bascom in the winter Memorial Union Terrace in autumn Memorial Union Terrace chairs Dance department performance Bucky Badger in front of a parade float Bascom Hall in the summertime Lincoln statue Students walking in the snow University of Wisconsin - Madison Crest Lincoln statue in the snow Forward Logo Student at graduation Bicycle in the snow Rathskellar Fireplace Sailboat with Capitol Building in the background A sailboat at the Memorial Union Bascom Hill in Autumn Bucky Badger studying with a student. Students among blooming trees at UW-Madison Bucky reading a book University flag on Bascom Hill Video camera view screen Student on a frozen lake Lincoln Statue on Bascom Hill Bascom Hill in winter Students collaborating Memorial Union Terrace chairs in the snow Kohl Center logo Graduates with diplomas A hands-on project Stacked, illuminated figures View from the top of Van Hise


Main Office

Curriculum & Instruction
School of Education
210 Teacher Education Building
225 North Mills Street
MadisonWI  53706

Tel: 608/263.4600
Fax: 608/263.9992

Email: curric@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form

Curriculum and Instruction News

Daily Cardinal reports on distinguished lectures by Abdu'Allah, Ladson-Billings

November 05, 2016

UW-Madison's Faisal Abdu'Allah and Gloria Ladson-Billings were featured in a Daily Cardinal report about their recent lectures as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series. 

Abdu’Allah is an associate professor of printmaking with the School of Education's Art Department

October Showcase LecturesAbdu'Allah's lecture was titled, "Mirror To My Thoughts & The Duppy Conqueror." He spoke about his development as an artist and how his art was tied to his diverse upbringing and his identity. 

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.

Ladson-Billings gave a lecture titled, "Facts ... Just the Facts: Restoring Context to Achievement Disparities." Her lecture explored journalistic investigations into education and talked about how important it was to use accurate language to convey context and history while ​reporting on education.

The Daily Cardinal reports that Ladson-Billings emphasized the importance of wording used to convey journalistic findings, such as using the term “achievement gap” to refer to what she considers an “education debt.”

“Few education writers have the luxury of in-depth contest of schools and education, but when they do write them, it can yield amazing results,” Ladson-Billings said, according to the Daily Cardinal report.

© 2018 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System • Please contact the School of Education External Relations Office with questions, issues or comments about this site.