Center for Education Policy Hosts Second Bowen Lecture of the 2003-04 Season

Posted: November 18, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The university community is invited to the second presentation in the Bowen Lecture Series in Education Policy tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center, Assembly Room F (third floor). The featured speaker is Marilyn Cochran-Smith, professor of education and director of the doctoral program in curriculum and instruction at Boston College. She will discuss developments, trends, and issues in teaching education that have had the greatest impact at the local and national levels.

A reception, with an opportunity to meet the speaker panel, will begin at 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Center for Education Policy in cooperation with the Center for Language and Culture.

An active researcher and participant in the national and international teaching community, Cochran-Smith is president-elect of the American Educational Research Association and editor of the Journal of Teacher Education. She has written award-winning articles and books on issues of diversity in teaching and teacher education, as well as teacher research and teacher learning. Her new book, Walking the Road: Race, Diversity, and Social Justice in Teacher Education, will be published next month.

The Bowen Lecture Series began in 2002 to honor the contributions of Larry Bowen, former dean of the Graduate School of Education. For more information, contact Penelope Earley, director of the Center for Education Policy, at pearley@gmu.edu.

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