Garden City, NY - March 25, 2014 - Adelphi University is proud to announce that Pedro Noguera, Ph.D. will be speaking on “Challenging Racial Inequality in Our Schools” for the Ruth S. Ammon endowed lecture. Dr. Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education and the executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at New York University. The event will take place on April 2, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom in the Ruth S. Harley University Center, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Noguera has been a professor in the graduate schools of Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of several books, including City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education and Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools.
A dynamic speaker, Dr. Noguera is one of America’s most important advocates for public education. He is an expert on school reform, diversity and the achievement gap, examining how schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in urban environments. He translates social theory into concise and direct language with emotional impact and intellectual rigor. He appears regularly as a commentator on MSNBC, CNN, National Public Radio and other media outlets.
The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education prepares students to enter the professional education community with pride. Its range of undergraduate and graduate programs offers concentrations in many specialized areas of teaching and leadership. Through courses and fieldwork, students learn how to combine educational theories and techniques to improve classroom learning. At a time when many schools of education have eliminated these disciplines, The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education remains steadfast in encouraging students to explore the arts, and engaging students in dialogue about the economic, social, political, gender, and ethnic inequalities that exist in today’s society.
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About Adelphi University
Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.
About The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
The Ruth S. Ammon School of Education is committed to providing the highest quality of academic and clinical education that promotes career advancement characterized by integrity and respect for diverse individuals. The School's innovative curriculum combines liberal arts and sciences with professional training and community service to provide a firm foundation for teachers and professionals in related fields. The curriculum is built upon the core values of scholarship, reflective practice, social justice, inclusive community, wellness, and creativity and the arts. Students gain invaluable experience through partnerships with local schools and programs at Adelphi's Alice Brown Early Learning Center, the Literacy Center, and the Hy Weinberg Center for Communication Disorders. Find out more about us at education.adelphi.edu.