Time: 7pm - 9pm
The 32nd Annual Charles W. Kegley Memorial Lecture will be held on April 30, 2018, and will feature Dr. Meira Levinson (Professor of Education, Harvard University). Dr. Levinson is a former classroom teacher, a recent Guggenheim Fellow, and a leading researcher on educational ethics, youth empowerment, and civic education in K-12 schools. Her books include Making Civics Count (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and No Citizen Left Behind (Harvard University Press, 2012).
Talk Description: School walkouts. Student-led marches "for our lives." Sanctuary school debates. Opt-out movements from standardized tests. Lawsuits over bathroom access for transgender students. Hunger strikes to protest school closures. Battles over history, social studies, and science curricula. Statewide teacher strikes. We live in a extraordinary moment of civic and moral contestation about schools' roles and responsibilities in a democratic society. In this talk, Meira Levinson discusses ethical dilemmas that lie at the heart of democratic education today, and sketches a path forward for engaging diverse stakeholders in honest and nuanced conversations about these challenges.