by Claire Miller
Angela Valenzuela, professor in both the Cultural Studies in Education Program in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and the Educational Policy and Planning Program in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin, will discuss urban education from a sociological, multicultural perspective with College of Education students, faculty and staff Sept. 21 as part of the college’s Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
A Stanford University graduate, Valenzuela’s previous teaching positions were in sociology at Rice University in Houston, TX (1990-98), as well as a visiting scholar at the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Houston (1998-99). She is also the author of Subtractive Schooling: U.S. Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring (State University of New York Press, 1999) and Leaving Children Behind: How “Texas-style” Accountability Fails Latino Youth (State University of New York Press, 2004). With support from the Ford and W.K. Kellogg Foundation and a strategic partnership with Aztec Worldwide, Inc., Valenzuela also currently directs the National Latino Education Research and Policy Project (NLERAP), a national-level initiative that aims to improve teacher quality and the teacher education pipeline for high school youth in Texas, California, Wisconsin, Chicago and New York.
The Research Wednesdays Speaker Series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
Research Wednesdays is held Wednesdays at 12 noon in the COE Forum, Room 1030 (30 Pryor St., Atlanta). Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
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 email@example.com.
For more information on Valenzuela and the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/coe_events.htm.