by Claire Miller
The Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence will host the 8th Annual Sources of Urban Educational Excellence Conference on April 20, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Georgia State University Student Center (44 Courtland St., Atlanta).
The conference will examine urban education from multidisciplinary perspectives as it addresses this year’s theme, “Wisdom, Work, Will: Advancing Educational Excellence.”
Adrienne Dixson, associate professor of education policy, organization and leadership in the College of Education at the University of Illinois, will serve as the keynote speaker. Her research focuses on educational equity in urban schooling contexts, applying a critical race theory framework; how educational equity is mediated by school reform policies in the urban south; and school reform in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Brian Williams, Crim Center director, said the conference creates open dialogue among all the stakeholders involved in urban education.
“The Sources Conference is an important event because it is one of the few spaces where individuals from different professions – teachers, scholars, activists, policy makers, community organizers, parents and students – can make connections and share ideas with each other,” he said. “I am particularly excited about our keynote speaker, Dr. Adrienne Dixson, whose research on the issue of equity in Southern schools is especially relevant to the communities served by the College of Education and many of the Sources attendees.”
Conference registration is open through April 8, 2013. To register for this conference, visit http://bit.ly/Sources2013.
For more information about the Sources Conference and other Crim Center initiatives, visit http://education.gsu.edu/cuee.