Social justice in schools to be topic of discussion

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Social justice in schools to be topic of discussion at Lewis University

Published: January 28, 2013.

Dr. Christine Sleeter, professor emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University and former president of the National Association for Multicultural Education, will speak at 6 p.m. Feb.14 in the Lewis University Dining Room, located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Her talk will focus on how to promote social justice teaching and learning in K-20 schools.

A published author, avid researcher and dedicated teacher, Sleeter has years of experience in the social justice field. She is a former a high school learning disabilities teacher and university faculty member. Sleeter also is immediate past president of the National Association for Multicultural Education. Her research focuses on anti-racist multicultural education and teacher education. She is currently developing a new area, critical family history. Sleeter has won numerous awards and published over 100 articles in journals and edited books. Her most recent books include “Teaching with Vision, Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Praxis” and “Doing Multicultural Education for Achievement and Equity.”

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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