What We Know and How We Know It

Dr. Joyce E. King will lecture on education and new curriculum in the United States.

When: Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 5 p.m.

Where: Pollock Theater, UCSB, CA

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Lectures


UC Santa Barbara presents Dr. Joyce E. King, the Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership at Georgia State University, giving the free public lecture “What We Know and How We Know It.” “As an African American educator, one of my main concerns is that we all need to be liberated from schooling that perpetuates America’s myths,” King has written. “One such myth that constrains our freedom of thought and our ability to pursue social justice concerns our national identity.” Her lecture will examine ways to break from these myths and imagine a transformative curriculum of K-16 education that is not racially biased and that is culturally enabling of all students. Dr. King is being presented as the Black History Month Distinguished Lecturer for 2013.

King has had a distinguished career in academia, holding the titles of professor, provost, associate vice chancellor, director of teacher education, and department head at esteemed institutions such as Spelman College, the Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, the University of New Orleans, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, and Mills College. She has published three books: Preparing Teachers for Cultural Diversity (Teachers College Press, 1997); Teaching Diverse Populations (SUNY Press, 1994); and Black Mothers to Sons: Juxtaposing African-American Literature with Social Practice (Peter Lang Publishing, 1995).

Phone: 805-893-5789

Event posted Feb. 15, 2013
Last updated Feb. 15, 2013


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