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Nazareth Welcomes Multicultural Education Expert James Banks, March 28

  • Published: March 12, 2013

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Contact Dr. Shirley Sommers at the Frontier Center for Urban Education at (585) 389-2958.

Nazareth Welcomes Multicultural Education Expert James Banks, March 28

Nazareth College’s School of Education and the Frontier Center for Urban Education are proud to present James Banks, a founder of multicultural education as the Center’s fifth annual lecturer. Banks’ presentation, titled Diversity in America: Challenges and Opportunities for Educating Citizens in the Global Age will take place on Thursday, March 28 at 4:15 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.

Banks is one of the leading founders of multicultural education research, editing the first published research handbook on the subject in 1997.  Currently the Kerry and Linda Killinger Professor of Diversity Studies and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington, Seattle, he is a specialist in multicultural and inclusive education and authored many books in these fields. 

Banks is a past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and is currently a member of the National Academy of Education. In 2004, Banks was the first recipient of the newly established American Educational Research Association (AERA) Social Justice in Education Award for a career of research that advances social justice through education research. He has served as a consultant to school districts, professional organizations, and universities throughout the United States and the world.

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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