PEDRO NOGUERA, Ph.D.: Excellence Through Equity
Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM,
Evanston Township High School Auditorium, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.
One of the most impassioned, wise voices in the American education landscape is Pedro Noguera, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UCLA. He is also the Director of the Center for the Study of School Transformation, also at UCLA. His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.
For this talk, Dr. Noguera will offer a new paradigm for “excellence through equity,” one grounded in the interaction and application of three areas of research: child development, neuroscience, and environmental influences. He will distinguish between equality and equity, and lay out an argument for the essential ingredients for school improvement, including an overview of the clear guidance that students must be provided in order to succeed. Dr. Noguera will also discuss how to align discipline practices to educational goals.
Dr. Noguera serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA he served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University (2003-15) Harvard University (2000-03) and the University of California, Berkeley (1990-2000). He is the author of twelve books and over 200 articles and monographs, many of them challenging us to examine issues of race and educational equity with compassion and wisdom.