Speaker to offer insight on publishing, diversity at graduate student event

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.—The College of Education announced that the first speaker for the Curriculum and Instruction's Graduate Student Association's (CIGSA) speaker event. On Friday, March 28, Shirley Steinberg, a graduate of Penn State, will be featured.

The first part of the event will be a publishing workshop for graduate students from 9 a.m. to noon in Krause Innovation Studio’s Learn Lab (201 Chambers). It will provide information on how students' critical research in education can be published, in addition to the networking outlets that are available to do so. Steinberg will also be available to talk to some graduate students about their work individually.

Later, Steinberg will facilitate a talk on issues of diversity in education from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in 108 Tyson. Members of CIGSA will lead a discussion that focuses on the ways in which Penn State students can benefit from diverse perspectives as they further their education. Furthermore (for those who will become educators), this talk will focus on methods of implementing diverse perspectives within pedagogical frameworks.

Steinberg is the director and chair of The Werklund Foundation Centre for Youth Leadership Education and professor of youth studies at the University of Calgary. She is also the founding editor of Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, The International Journal of Youth Studies and the managing editor of The International Journal of Critical Pedagogy. As the co-founder of The Paulo and Nita Freire International Project for Critical Pedagogy, she is committed to a global community of transformative educators and community workers engaged in radical love, social justice and the situating of power within social and cultural contexts, specifically involving youth.

This program open to all University Park students.


Last Updated January 09, 2015