Stanley Pogrow Speaks at First Bowen Lecture Tomorrow

Posted: November 20, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Graduate School of Education’s Center for Education Policy inaugurates its Bowen Lecture Series in Education Policy tomorrow with a presentation by Stanley Pogrow, University of Arizona professor. “Mistakes and Opportunities for Reducing Learning Gaps: An Agenda for Moving Forward” is held at 4:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall’s Grand Tier. A reception and opportunity to meet the speaker will follow the presentation.

Pogrow will discuss why policies and practices in the 1990s did not result in expected learning gap reductions. He will consider how some of the most cherished assumptions of the past decade, which are still the basis of current policy and practice, unintentionally made things worse. An alternative, proactive agenda for reducing learning gaps will be put forward.

The lecture series is named for former dean of the Graduate School of Education Larry Bowen. For more information on the Center for Education Policy, contact Penelope Earley at

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