Building Respectful Relationships with Children: Disrupting Inequity Through Teaching and Teacher Education Practice

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Ernest Morrell

About the Speakers

Ernest Morrell

ERNEST MORRELL is the Coyle Professor of Literacy Education and Inaugural Director of the Center for Literacy Education at the University of Notre Dame. He was formerly the Macy Professor of Education and Director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is an elected member of the AERA Council, elected Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, a member of the International Literacy Association’s research panel, and a co-convener of the African Diaspora International Research Network. In 2017 Ernest was ranked among the top 100 university-based education scholars in the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Ernest is also the recipient of the 2017 Divergent Award for Excellence in 21st Century Literacies. His scholarly interests include: literacy education, media and popular culture, the African Diaspora, and global models of powerful leadership for city schools.
Ernest has authored 80 articles and book chapters and eight books including New Directions in Teaching English and Critical Media Pedagogy: Teaching for Achievement in City Schools, which was awarded Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine of the American Library Association. Ernest has earned numerous commendations for his university teaching including UCLA’s Department of Education’s Distinguished Teaching Award. He received his Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and Culture from the University of California, Berkeley where he was the recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation award in 2001. Ernest is chair of the Planning and Advisory Committee for the African Diaspora Consortium and he sits on the Executive Boards of LitWorld, the Center for Education Equity, and the Education for Democracy Institute.

Dr. Morrell will join us for an informal lunch, which will be provided by TeachingWorks, from 12-1.  All you need to do is to RSVP here by Thursday, March 15 and read one or both of the articles by Dr. Morrell. Information about articles will be shared by Simona Goldin one week before the lunch. As Dr. Morrell will be speaking from 4-6, he will not have any prepared remarks for this lunch event. Instead, he will join us for lunch and will engage in conversation and discussion with us, in consideration of our questions about his work.

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