Join the CC Education Department for the W. Lewis and Helen R. Abbott Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Pedro Noguera: Education and Civil Rights in the 21st Century.
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m. at Bemis Great Hall on the CC campus.
Dr. Pedro Nogeura will explore issues of equity and access in our nation’s public schools. Drawing from his most recent books (The Trouble With Black Boys…and Other Reflections on Race, Equity and the Future of Public Education, Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap and Schooling for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectories of African American and Latino Boys), Nogeura will discuss how our increasingly diverse schools make quality education a political imperative.
Dr. Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University. Dr. Noguera is a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social end economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. Dr. Noguera holds faculty appointments in the departments of Teaching and Learning and Humanities and Social Science at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development. He also serves as an affiliated faculty member in NYU’s Department of Sociology. Dr. Noguera is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. From 2008-2011, he was an appointee of the Governor of New York to the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees and in 2014 he was elected to the National Academy of Education.