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Scholars in African-American, urban education will speak at UGA conference

Keynote addresses by two widely recognized scholars in urban and ­African-American education will highlight UGA’s second annual Conference on Black Issues in Higher Education on Feb. 2.

Geneva Gay, professor of curriculum and instruction at the University of Washington, and Joyce E. King, the Benjamin E. Mays Chair of Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership in the department of educational policy studies at Georgia State University, will highlight the conference sponsored by UGA’s College of Education.

The daylong conference, which costs $20, also will include three panel discussions featuring several UGA faculty members on the topics of “The Status of Black Faculty,” “Managing Research Agendas” and “Issues in Teaching.”

Gay has taught and contributed to the research of curriculum theory, African-American culture and multicultural education. In 1994, she received the Ann Baker Award in honor of her distinctive leadership, scholarship and service to women. King is widely recognized for her contributions to the field of education. She has published many articles that address the role of cultural knowledge in effective teaching and teacher preparation, black teachers’ emancipatory pedagogy, research methods, black studies epistemology and curriculum change.

Gay will give the opening address and King the luncheon address. The conference will take place in Masters Hall at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.