Scholars in African-American, urban education Geneva Gay, Joyce E. King to speak at UGA

Scholars in African-American, urban education Geneva Gay, Joyce E. King to speak at UGA’s 2007 Black Issues in Higher Education Conference February 2

Athens, Ga. – Keynote addresses by two widely recognized scholars in urban and African-American education will highlight the University of Georgia’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 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. She has published two books, Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice (Teachers College Press, 2000) and At the Essence of Learning: Multicultural Education (1994). Gay received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas.

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. She has published three books: Preparing Teachers for Diversity; Teaching Diverse Populations; and Black Mothers to Sons: Juxtaposing African-American Literature with Social Practice. King received her Ph.D. from Stanford University. In addition, she holds a certificate from the Harvard Institute in educational management.

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.

Conference Details:
Registration cost: $20
Deadline: Friday, Jan.19, 2007
Phone: 706/542-2134
Fax: 706/542-6596 (pdf form on website)
Web: www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/conferences/conferences.phtml

See video of keynote speakers, panel discussions from last year’s inaugural conference: