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Multicultural Education Expert Christine Sleeter Speaks, March 22

  • Published: March 14, 2012

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Shirley Sommers, director of the Nazareth Frontier Center for Urban Education at (585) 389-2958

Multicultural Education Expert Christine Sleeter Speaks, March 22

Nazareth College’s School of Education and the Frontier Center for Urban Education are proud to present Christine Sleeter in their fourth annual lecture. Sleeter’s presentation, titled Learning to Build a Better World: Classroom Practice, Student Learning, and Social Justice Teaching will take place on Thursday, March 22 at 4:30 p.m. in Room A14 of the Nazareth College Arts Center, located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. 14618. The lecture is open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Shirley Sommers as the Frontier Center for Urban Education at (585) 389-2958.

Sleeter is professor emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay, where she was a founding faculty member. She currently serves as president of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Her research focuses on anti-racist multicultural education and multicultural teacher education, of which she was the first in the nation to study.

Sleeter is an accomplished scholar and author, having over 100 articles published in various edited books and articles. She is also a renowned speaker, having traveled all over the country and abroad to speak on issues of multicultural education.  Steeler has received many awards, including the American Educational Research Association Social Justice Award, the California State University Monterey Bay President’s Medal, and the Central University Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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