Necessary Disruptions: Examining Justice, Engagement, and Humanizing Approaches to Teaching and Teacher Education
Explaining and modeling content, practices, and strategies.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
4:00pm - 6:00pm

  • Valerie Kinloch

About the Speakers

Valerie Kinloch

Valerie Kinloch is the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the School of Education and Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Her scholarship examines the literacies of youth and adults inside and outside schools, particularly in urban environments. Author of publications on race, place, literacy, and equity, her books include: Still Seeking an Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan (2004), June Jordan: Her Life and Letters (2006), Harlem On Our Minds: Place, Race, and the Literacies of Urban Youth (2010), Urban Literacies: Critical Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Community (2011), Crossing Boundaries: Teaching and Learning with Urban Youth (2012), and Service-Learning in Literacy Education: Possibilities for Teaching and Learning (2015). In 2012, her book, Harlem On Our Minds, received the Outstanding Book of the Year Award from the American Educational Research Association, and in 2014, her book titled, Crossing Boundaries: Teaching and Learning with Urban Youth, was a staff pick for professional development by the Teaching Tolerance Education Magazine. Additionally, Valerie is the recipient of the 2015 Rewey Belle Inglis Award for Outstanding Women in English Education from the National Council of Teachers of English, and the 2010 Scholars of Color Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association. She has received grants from the Spencer Foundation, National Council of Teachers of English, Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Battelle Endowment for Technology. With colleagues, she participated in a Fulbright-Hayes project to Sierra Leone, West Africa to examine connections among language, culture, and history in Sierra Leone and the U.S. Gullah Sea Islands. Currently, she is completing book projects and community initiatives on literacy, justice, race, and engagement.

Dr. Kinloch 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 Tuesday, October 17 and read one or both of the articles by Dr.Kinloch. Information about articles will be shared by Simona Goldin one week before the lunch. As Dr. Kinloch will be speaking from 4-6, she will not have any prepared remarks for this lunch event. Instead, she will join us for lunch and will engage in conversation and discussion with us, in consideration of our questions about her work. 

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