by Claire Miller
David Hursh, associate professor in the Teaching and Curriculum Program at the Warner Graduate School of Education at the University of Rochester, will speak about responding to the educational, economical and environmental crisis to faculty, staff and students Feb. 24.
Hursh has written extensively on the politics of education, neoliberalism and the environment, and developed and taught lessons on energy and environmental sustainability at an elementary school in Kampala, Uganda. He has been published in numerous journals, including the American Educational Research Journal, the British Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, and Race, Ethnicity and Education. He recently published a book entitled, “High Stakes Testing and the Decline of Teaching and Learning: The Real Crisis in Education” (Roman & Littlefield) and has just completed a book entitled, “We All Live Downstream: Interdisciplinary Learning through Environmental Health Science.”
“While writing about how policymakers approach schooling from a mindset that is shaped by privatization and related human capital agendas, David Hursh has articulated an alternative viewpoint that encompasses the concept of justice and equity and advances social democracy,” said Richard Lakes, professor in the COE’s Department of Educational Policy Studies who helped coordinate Hursh’s upcoming visit. “His latest ideas on sustainability stem from working with students on green technologies at a primary school in Uganda, a project that offers applied lessons on environmental politics in developing countries.”
Hursh’s talk, hosted by the College of Education, will take place at noon in the COE Forum, room 1030, 30 Pryor Street, Atlanta.
A light lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.