Friday, 13 January 2012

Seminar - Education for Social and Economic Development


SALISES (UWI)
 presents a seminar on

Education for Social and Economic Development
with Dr. Pedro Noguera,
Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education,
New York University

As Jamaica prepares to celebrate 50 years of nationhood, the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), is spearheading a programme of research reflecting on the past fifty years and providing possible directions for the next fifty (Fifty Fifty).  Education is included among the sectors for in-depth analysis with the objective of determining its achievements, challenges and future prospects.  As an important part of the public conversation, SALISES will be hosting New York University Steinhardt Professor Pedro Noguera who has been intimately involved in research and activism aimed at improving inner city schools and communities, particularly in North America.  He will be speaking on “Education for Social and Economic Development: Toward a More Equitable and Just Jamaica in the 21st Century” on Thursday January 19, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Faculty of Law Lecture Room 2, University of the West Indies, Mona.
Professor Noguera has published extensively on educational reform and has been actively involved in efforts to improve schools on both East and West Coasts in the United States.

All are invited




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