"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Friday, January 06, 2012

Community Organizing as a Catalyst for Educational Reform

 Despite outpourings (here and here) of student and faculty support and almost universal acclaim for Mark Warren's teaching, scholarship, and service, the silverbacks of Harvard's Graduate School of Corporate Education decided last year they did not need another internationally-acclaimed scholar in the area of social justice education.  Before Dr. Warren moves on to where his valuable work is appreciated, however, he is hosting what looks like one terrific conference

The Community Organizing and School Reform Conference will bring community organizers, education researchers, youth, educators, funders and other stakeholders together to discuss the contributions of community organizing to school improvement and equitable education policy. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss the role of community organizing in the current policy context, learn about new research and practice in the field, build relationships within and across stakeholder groups, and build capacity to advance the work of community organizing and school reform.

The Conference
Registration Now Open! Click here to go directly to our registration page.
We are proud to invite you to the 2012 National
Community Organizing and School Reform Conference
Friday, March 23 – Saturday, March 24, 2012
Harvard Graduate School of Education

With Leaders and Organizers from:
Southern Echo
Padres y Jovenes Unidos
Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition/Sistas and Brothas United
People Acting in Community Together
The Logan Square Neighborhood Association
Centro Presente
Baltimore Algebra Project
Dignity in Schools
PICO national network
& more
Presenters Include:
Shawn Ginwright
Kathy Hoover-Dempsey
Leroy Johnson
Marshall Ganz
Julio Cammarota
Helen Beattie
Ernesto Cortes Jr.
Caron Atlas
Maisie Chin
Hiro Yoshikawa
Mark Warren
Karen Mapp

Click HERE for a conference schedule (subject to change). Saturday morning will feature capacity-building workshops. Registrants will receive an email with the opportunity to sign up for workshops online prior to the conference, once the schedule is finalized. Lunch will be provided on both days, along with a small breakfast and coffee.

1 comment:

  1. This is a good advocate and it's good to know that every school body structure and organization is willing to cooperate. Education is the most important in our society so it's just but right to seek government's help and support for it.

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