Next Dean's Symposium on Educational Equity set for Jan. 22

January 13, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Join the College of Education for the second Dean's Symposium on Educational Equity, featuring Camille M. Wilson, professor of educational foundations, leadership and policy at the University of Michigan. Wilson's topic is CREATE-ing Education Justice: Community-based Research on Equity, Activism, and Transformative Education for the Public Good.

The symposium, which is co-sponsored by the college's Department of Education Policy Studies, will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library, at Penn State's University Park campus.

Camille Wilson

Camille Wilson

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In this talk, Wilson will share insights from her four-year research partnership with a multiracial community-based organization of adult and youth organizers dedicated to advancing education justice in Detroit, Michigan. In 2017, her Community-based Research on Equity, Activism, and Transformative Education (CREATE) study team won an award for their partnership with a Detroit-based community organization.

Her findings reveal how activism and community coalition building are crucial vehicles for equity accountability. She will highlight how this partnership has inspired her broader efforts to collaborate with community and scholar activists to leverage critical qualitative research for the public good.

Wilson explores the intersections of school-family-community engagement, urban educational reform and transformative leadership. Her work has specifically highlighted the educational advocacy, activism and school choices of marginalized families of color and the equity-based efforts of school-based leaders committed to better serving those families.

Wilson, a critical qualitative researcher, has published extensively in leading national and international journals, such as Teachers College Record, Educational Administration Quarterly and the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. Her work also has appeared in many distinguished scholarly books and handbooks.

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