Fostering inclusive environments
Guest presenters from WWU focus on fostering inclusive environmentsNews contact: Laura Hancock, University Advancement, 541-962-3585
Source contact: Tawnya Lubbes, College of Education, 541-962-3329
LA GRANDE, Ore. April 17, 2017 – Eastern Oregon University is hosting a two-day event focused on “Fostering Inclusive Environments for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners” Friday and Saturday, April 28-29.
A community keynote is at 6:30 p.m. April 28 with Francisco Rios, Ph.D., dean of Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education, and Kristen French, Ph.D., director of the Center for Education, Equity and Diversity at WWU and an associate professor in the elementary education department.
The lecture is free, open to the public and will be held in Huber Auditorium in Badgley Hall, Room 102. Live streaming is also available for those at a distance.
Teachers in grades K-12 are also invited to register until April 19 for a corresponding workshop with Rios and French on April 29.
Rios’ research interests include teachers of color, Latinos in education and preservice teacher education with a multicultural focus. He served as the senior associate editor of Multicultural Perspectives, the Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and is the current president of the National Association for Multicultural Education.
French’s engaged scholarship includes multicultural teacher education, indigenous education, decolonizing theory and critical performative pedagogy.
The Center for Culturally Responsive Practices (CCRP) at EOU is sponsoring the lecture and workshop series. The center strives to provide pedagogical approaches that enable school communities to create learning environments in which student languages, cultures and backgrounds are responded to and infused within every aspect of education and curriculum.