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March 5, 2001


Emory Professor to Speak on Challenges Facing Urban Educators

 Emory University Professor Jacqueline Jordan Irvine will speak on the challenges facing urban educators during her keynote address for the Annual Dr. Euphemia Lofton Haynes Colloquium being held Monday, March 12, at The Catholic University of America.

The colloquium will begin at 4 p.m. with a reception at Caldwell Hall Auditorium. Professor Irvine's lecture title is "Teaching, Preaching, and Reaching: The Mission of the Urban Educator."

Educators from around the Washington, D.C., area have been invited to participate. Other members of the public who wish to attend can contact CUA Professor Vernon Polite at 202-319-5800 or by e-mail at: Polite@cua.edu to R.S.V.P. or obtain parking information and directions.

Jacqueline Jordan Irvine is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Urban Education in the Division of Educational Studies at Emory University.

She has received several national awards for her work on multicultural education and urban teacher education, particularly the education of African Americans. Her book, "Black Students and School Failure," received The 1991 Outstanding Writing Award from The American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) and was selected as a 1990 Outstanding Academic Book by CHOICE. Her most recent books are "Growing Up African American in Catholic Schools," "Critical Knowledge for Diverse Students," and "Culturally Responsive Lesson Planning for Elementary and Middle Grades."


For more information, contact Chris Harrison at 202-319-6976.





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