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Keynote Speaker - Lisa Delpit

Presentation Type

Keynote (Electronic Copy Not Available)

Keywords

Multicultural education--United States;

Abstract

Currently the Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor of Education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lisa D. Delpit is the former Executive Director/Eminent Scholar for the Center for Urban Education & Innovation at Florida International University, Miami. She is also the former holder of the Benjamin E. Mays Chair of Urban Educational Excellence at Georgia State University, Atlanta. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she is a nationally and internationally-known speaker and writer whose work focuses on the education of children of color and the perspectives, aspirations, and pedagogy of teachers of color. Delpit’s work on school-community relations and cross-cultural communication contributed to her receiving a MacArthur “Genius” Award in 1990.

Dr. Delpit describes her strongest focus as “...finding ways and means to best educate marginalized students, particularly African-American, and other students of color.” She uses her training in ethnographic research to spark dialogues between educators on issues that impact students poorly served by our educational system. Dr. Delpit is particularly interested in teaching and learning in multicultural societies, having spent time studying these issues in Alaska, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and in various urban and rural sites in the continental U.S. She received a B.S. degree from Antioch College and an M.Ed. and Ed.D. from Harvard. Her background is in elementary education with an emphasis on language and literacy development.

Dr. Delpit’s most recent book, published in 2012, “Multiplication is for White People”: Raising Standards for Other People’s Children explores strategies to increase expectations and academic achievement for marginalized children. Library Journal named it one of the 20 best-selling education books of 2013, and the American School Board Journal selected it as one of eight “notable books” for 2012. A previous book, Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, has sold well over a quarter of a million copies and received the American Educational Studies Association’s “Book Critic Award” and Choice Magazine’s Eighth Annual Outstanding Academic Book Award, and was named “A Great Book” by Teacher Magazine

Start Date

7-11-2017 11:30 AM

End Date

7-11-2017 1:00 PM

Comments

Lunch and Lisa Delpit Keynote

Language

EN

Embargo Period

10-1-2017

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Nov 7th, 11:30 AM Nov 7th, 1:00 PM

Keynote Speaker - Lisa Delpit

Currently the Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor of Education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lisa D. Delpit is the former Executive Director/Eminent Scholar for the Center for Urban Education & Innovation at Florida International University, Miami. She is also the former holder of the Benjamin E. Mays Chair of Urban Educational Excellence at Georgia State University, Atlanta. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she is a nationally and internationally-known speaker and writer whose work focuses on the education of children of color and the perspectives, aspirations, and pedagogy of teachers of color. Delpit’s work on school-community relations and cross-cultural communication contributed to her receiving a MacArthur “Genius” Award in 1990.

Dr. Delpit describes her strongest focus as “...finding ways and means to best educate marginalized students, particularly African-American, and other students of color.” She uses her training in ethnographic research to spark dialogues between educators on issues that impact students poorly served by our educational system. Dr. Delpit is particularly interested in teaching and learning in multicultural societies, having spent time studying these issues in Alaska, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and in various urban and rural sites in the continental U.S. She received a B.S. degree from Antioch College and an M.Ed. and Ed.D. from Harvard. Her background is in elementary education with an emphasis on language and literacy development.

Dr. Delpit’s most recent book, published in 2012, “Multiplication is for White People”: Raising Standards for Other People’s Children explores strategies to increase expectations and academic achievement for marginalized children. Library Journal named it one of the 20 best-selling education books of 2013, and the American School Board Journal selected it as one of eight “notable books” for 2012. A previous book, Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, has sold well over a quarter of a million copies and received the American Educational Studies Association’s “Book Critic Award” and Choice Magazine’s Eighth Annual Outstanding Academic Book Award, and was named “A Great Book” by Teacher Magazine