News & Events
March 16, 2012
Award-winning educational researcher Gloria Ladson-Billings will give a talk, “Critical Race Theory and Education," at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Ladson-Billings, past president of the American Educational Research Association, will lead afternoon workshops for educators from area school systems and UNC Asheville education students during her visit to the university; her Thursday evening talk on culturally relevant teaching is intended for a general audience.
Ladson-Billings is the author of several books, chapters and articles, including “Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms” (2001, Jossey-Bass). A former editor of the American Education Research Journal, Ladson-Billings was elected in 2005 to the National Academy of Education. She is Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ladson-Billings’ visit to UNC Asheville is sponsored by the university’s Departments of Education, Sociology, Anthropology, and Africana Studies; Student Activities and Integrative Learning(SAIL); the Intercultural Center and Multicultural Programs, and the Belk Professor of Humanities.
For more information, contact UNC Asheville’s Department of Education at 828.251.6420.