Center for Language and Culture Presents Roundtable

Posted: April 18, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Center for Language and Culture in the College of Education and Human Development is facilitating a roundtable, “Hand in Hand: New Ways for Mason to Serve Virginia’s Local Educational Agencies,” on Wednesday, April 19.

The roundtable with representatives from various school divisions will address and seek solutions to the educational achievement gap among different racial, ethnic and economic groups, as well as the high drop-out rates in the commonwealth.

Senior administrators and educational experts, together with George Mason faculty and administrators, will share their views on how to solve these problems.

The discussion will focus on:

  • How well George Mason prepares prospective teachers to work with diverse students in a context of changing demographics.

  • How George Mason’s teacher preparation program can work more collaboratively with school divisions, local communities and families.

  • How Mason can better prepare teachers to support families to close the achievement gap.

The Center for Language and Culture provides leadership in promoting educational equity for culturally and linguistically diverse populations from disenfranchised communities. It is committed to preparing practitioner advocates who are interculturally sensitive and competent, concerned with family and community issues and dedicated to empowering disadvantaged students.

For more information, contact Maggie Gonzales at mgonzale@gmu.edu or 703-993-3688.

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