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Worldviews on Children, Youth and Education Lecture Series: Leigh Patel Stevens

Lecture series providing national and international perspectives on youth, children, and education.

About "Worldviews"

This series invites educational practitioners from national and international locations to have discussions with groups of RIC students about teaching diverse learners in different contexts.  

The goals of this series are threefold:

1. Professional Discourse:   Expanding RIC students’ worldviews about education and wellness through a discourse with culturally and linguistically diverse professionals around the world and nation.

2. Methods: Increasing awareness about teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students.

3. Modeling innovative uses of technology

 

Contributers to the Worldviews on Education Lecture Series include the

  • FSEHD Diversity Committee
  • College Lectures Committee
  • Dialogue on Diversity Committee

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dr. Leigh Patel Stevens

Associate Professor of Education

Boston College

Tuesday February 19, 2013

4:00-5:00 pm Alger Hall

A daughter of immigrants, Dr. Patel will talk about how society structures opportunities for some while blocking them for others, particularly in terms of culture and class.  She will focus on her current research on the daily lives of immigrant youth, including analysis of migration status and its effects on work, school, family responsibilities, and aspirations for social mobility.

Spring 2013 Lecture Schedule

National and International Worldviews on Children, Youth and Education

 Real-Time Lecture Series

 

Tuesday 

February 19

Alger 110

4:00 – 5:00

Dr. Leigh Patel Stevens

Associate Professor of Education – Boston College

A daughter of immigrants, Dr. Patel will talk about how society structures opportunities for some while blocking them for others, particularly in terms of culture and class. She will focus on her current research on the daily lives of immigrant youth, including analysis of migration status and its effects work, school, family responsibilities, and aspirations for social mobility

Monday

March 18

Alger 110

Dr. Jacqueline Y Reese-Smith

Psychologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas.  

Dr. Reese-Smith will speak about promoting behavior change, and examine the types of issues that are present in counseling interventions along with diversity issues associated with health care systems.                                                    

Wednesday

March 20

Clarke Science 125

 12:30-2:00

 Dr. John H. Jackson

                                                                 President and CEO of the Schott Foundation for Public Education

                                                                 Race, Class and Indifference: Predictors of Educational Access and Outcomes

Dr. Jackson will speak about his work to promote diversity and democratic values by providing youth with leadership, academic, research, and advocacy skills to eliminate existing local and national civil rights and social justice disparities.

Thursday     

April 4

Alger 110

4:00-5:00

Dr. Charlene Desir

Founder - The Empowerment Network Global (T.E.N. Global) and Professor - NOVA Southeastern University

Decolonizing the Imagination: Creative Expressions of Haitian Youth Self Liberation.

Dr. Desir will speak about her work collaborating with youth and community members to build a community center in Saint Raphael, Haiti.

  

 

**Coming in September  2013**

Education Faculty from Beit Berl Academic College and Oranim College in Israel

Books by Dr. Patel

James P. Adams Library  ·  Rhode Island College  ·  600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908