The Global Search for Education: Change Leader (C. M. Rubin, Author, The Real Alice in Wonderland book. Blogger at http://cmrubinworld.tumblr.com, Huffington Post) Michael Fullan: The greater urgency the U.S. places on competing internationally, the more that becomes an obsession in the wrong direction. The U.S. school systems have been losing ground since 1980 with growing gaps between high and low performers, and poor rankings internationally. The U.S. needs to take PISA benchmarks seriously, they need to get behind the numbers and realize that the top performers got there by building the collective capacity of teachers in the country -- all the teachers…. We have too many tests, so one way to reduce stress is to have fewer tests. I agree we have to reduce the stress on kids. Enabling them to have more success would be a great stress reducer. So, I would rather ask first what goals we are striving for. Let's build those goals into the learning experience. And those goals have to include the well-being of our kids…
Next Friday, October 28th, 6pm
Dr. Fulani Interviews
Pedro Noguera, Ph.D
Professor of teaching and learning at New York University, and a national leader in Urban Education.
Dr. Noguera is an Urban Sociologist and a distinguished professor at NYU. He has looked at the achievement gap, youth violence and the failure of our education system. He is widely published and has written 5 books, over 150 articles and is a regular commentator on educational reform issues.
Dr. Noguera and Dr. Fulani are colleagues who have both stepped outside the boundaries of traditional scholarship and education reform to create unusual and innovative partnerships with poor, urban communities. Dr. Noguera's focus is on creating stronger bonds between social service organizations and poor families. Dr. Fulani has created the All Stars Project which employs a performatory approach to development and learning.
For more information call 212.962.1699
Friday October 28th, 6pm
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building
163 W. 125th Street, second floor