Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Dr. Irvine to Speak at Commencement

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1/17/06 - Dr. Jacqueline Irvine has accepted our invitation to be the speaker for the School of Education commencement this year. Jacqueline Irvine is Charles Howard Handler Professor of Urban Education at Emory University. Professor Irvine's specialization is in multicultural education and urban teacher education, particularly the education of African American students.

A widely published author, Dr. Irvine's books include Black Students and School Failure, Growing Up African American in Catholic Schools, and Educating Teachers for Diversity: Seeing with the Cultural Eye. In addition, she has published numerous articles and book chapters.

She has received many awards for her work, including the Distinguished Career Award from the Special Interest Group on Black Education of the American Education Research Association (AERA), an award from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development for exemplary contributions to the education of African American children, the 2000 Dewitt-Wallace/AERA Lecture Award, and the 2003 Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education. At the 2005 meeting of the American Educational Research Association, she was presented AERA's Social Justice in Education Award for her efforts to advance social justice through education research.

Commencement ceremonies will be held on Saturday, April 29, at Hill Auditorium, at 4:00 p.m. We will have a reception for School of Education graduates and their families and friends following commencement. It will be held in the new Pierpont Commons. Please mark your calendar for Saturday, April 29, 2006.

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