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Dr. Paul Gorski

Eben Holden
2/26/14 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Education Department at St. Lawrence University Presents:

Dr. Paul Gorski,
Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty: Strategies for Erasing the Opportunity Gap

Dr. Gorski draws from decades of research to deconstruct popular myths, misconceptions, and educational practices that undercut the achievement of low-income students. He carefully describes the challenges that students in poverty face and the resiliencies they and their families draw upon. Most importantly, his research provides specific, evidence-based strategies for teaching youth by creating equitable, bias-free learning environments.

Dr. Gorski, an associate professor at George Mason University, is the founder of EdChange, a coalition of educators and activists providing professional development on educational equity, creating free resources for fellow educators and activists, and modeling a commitment to moving beyond celebrating the joys of diversity and toward educational equity in schools and communities. Gorski’s work and passion is social justice activism. His areas of scholarly focus include anti-poverty activism and education, critical race theory and anti-racism education, and critical theories pertaining to women’s rights, LGBT rights, labor rights, immigrant rights, and anti-imperialism.

Please join us for Dr. Gorski’s presentation:
Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty

February 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm.
Location: Eben Holden, St. Lawrence University