WPSU show to discuss gender equity in education

November 05, 2008

Expert panelists address the issue of girls’ success in the classroom

University Park, Pa. – Both girls and boys are making academic strides in the classroom, according to a recent study released by the American Association of University Women. The report debunks the claim that girls will succeed, as boys’ grades suffer. WPSU will host a public conversation focusing on these issues of gender equity in education, as part of its Common Ground Lobby Talk series.

Join the conversation as an audience member and participate with questions and comments at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the lobby of the Outreach Building at Penn State's Innovation Park.

Cheryl Dellasega will moderate the panel discussion, which will explore the impact of gender, social, economic, and ethnic background on scholastic achievement.  Dellasega is a professor in the Department of Humanities at the Penn State College of Medicine and a professor of women's studies at Penn State.

Expert panelists include: Christianne Corbett, the first author of the report; Terri Vescio, an associate professor of psychology at Penn State; and Kimberly Griffin, an assistant professor of education at Penn State.
To reach the Outreach Building in University Park, take Park Avenue going toward Beaver Stadium, drive past Mount Nittany Medical Center to the Innovation Park Exit A. Take that exit and then a right-turn at the stop sign. The Outreach Building is on the right-hand side of Innovation Boulevard.

WPSU's Common Ground Lobby Talk series is made possible by The Public Service Media Initiative, a collaborative project of the Science, Technology and Society Program in the Colleges of the Liberal Arts and Engineering and WPSU TV-FM. This production is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Commission for Women. Common Ground Lobby Talks are locally broadcast, available online at http://wpsu.org/lobbytalks and statewide through Penn State ON DEMAND.


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