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Nazareth Welcomes National Urban Education Speaker, April 8

  • Published: March 30, 2010

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For more information, please call Shirley Sommers at the Frontier Center for Urban Education at (585) 389-2958.

Nazareth Welcomes National Urban Education Speaker, April 8

Nazareth College’s School of Education is proud to announce nationally and internationally known speaker Geneva Gay. The expert on multi-cultural education speaks at the Nazareth College Arts Center on Thursday, April 8, from 4 - 5:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. The Nazareth College Arts Center is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14618.  For more information, please call Shirley Sommers at the Frontier Center for Urban Education at 389-2958.

Geneva Gay is well-known for her scholarship in multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, staff development, classroom instruction, and intersections of culture, race, ethnicity, teaching, and learning. She is professor of education at the University of Washington-Seattle where she teaches multicultural education and general curriculum theory. Gay has written many articles and book chapters, including A Synthesis of Scholarship in Multicultural Education; the co-editorship of Expressively Black: The Cultural Basis of Ethnic Identity (Praeger, 1987); author of At the Essence of Learning: Multicultural Education (Kappa Delta Pi, 1994), and Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Practice, & Research (Teachers College Press, 2000); and editor of Becoming Multicultural Educators: Personal Journey Toward Professional Agency (Jossey-Bass, 2003).

Gay is the recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award, presented by the Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Educational Research and Development of the American Educational Research Association; the first Multicultural Educator Award presented by the National Association of Multicultural Education; the 2004 W.E.B. Du Bois Distinguished Lecturer Award presented by the Special Interest Group on Research Focus on Black Education of the American Educational Research Association; and the 2006 Mary Anne Raywid Award for Distinguished Scholarship in the Field of Education, presented by the Society of Professors of Education. Her professional service includes membership on several national editorial review and advisory boards. International consultations on multicultural education have taken her to Canada, Brazil, Taiwan, Finland, Japan, England, Scotland, and Australia.

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