Celebrated Scholar to Lecture on ‘Cultural Conflict in the Classroom’
A leading voice in education research, Dr. Lisa D. Delpit, will lecture on “Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom,” Wednesday, April 11, according to E.V. Wilkins Distinguished Professor, Dr. Gwendolyn Williams.
Delpit’s lecture is a part of ECSU’s PROJECT IGNITE: Next Generation of New Teachers, and the E.V. Wilkins Endowed Chair Series.
Delpit is currently the Felton G. Clark Distinguished Professor of Education at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is the former executive director and Eminent Scholar for the Center of Urban Education & Innovation at Florida International University in Miami.
Delpit’s focus is to find, “ways and means to best educate marginalized students, particularly African-American, and other students of color.” Her recent work has spanned a range of projects and issues, including assisting urban school districts engaged in school restructuring efforts.
Her most recent book, “Multiplication is for White People: Raising Standards for Other People’s Children,” explores ways to increase expectations and academic achievement for marginalized children.
Delpit’s many awards include the Harvard University Graduate School of Education 1993 Alumni Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education; the 1994 American Educational Research Association Cattell Award for Outstanding Early Career Achievement; a 1998 award from Sesame Street Productions, the Sunny Days award; and the 2001 Kappa Delta Phi Laureate Award for her contribution to the education of teachers.
The lecture will take place Wednesday, April 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the K.E. White Center.
PROJECT IGNITE is funded by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The purpose of the grant, and the program, is to help prepare the student-teachers to work in rural, high-need schools. PROJECT IGNITE is a collaborative effort between ECSU, College of the Albemarle, and Halifax Community College.
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