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Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture Booktalk
Wyckoff Auditorium - Seattle University
Seattle, WA
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Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture Booktalk
Bad Teacher! How Blaming Teachers Distorts the Bigger Picture (February 2012, Teachers College Press) takes aim at the current debate on education reform, paying particular attention to the ways that scapegoating public-school teachers, teacher unions, and teacher education masks the real, systemic problems. It demonstrates how current trends, like market-based reforms and fast-track teacher certification programs are creating overwhelming obstacles to achieving an equitable education for all children. Bad Teacher! highlights the common ways that both the public and influential leaders think about the problems and solutions for public education, and suggests ways to help us see the bigger picture and reframe the debate.

Kevin K. Kumashiro, is the founding director of the Center for Anti-Oppressive Education (CAOE). And is currently professor of Asian American Studies and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he was formerly Chair of Educational Policy Studies, Interim Co-Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, and Coordinator of Asian American Studies. On the national level, he is the president-elect (2010-2012) of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), and chair of its 22nd annual international conference, scheduled for November 2012 in Philadelphia.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Justice in Society and the College of Education at Seattle University.

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Wyckoff Auditorium - Seattle University (View)
Engineering Building, 900 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
United States


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Arts > Literary
Education > Other

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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