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Reforming Education Reform: Leadership and Transmitting Inequality in Schools


The Third Annual Dr. Barbara L. Jackson, EdD, Lecture

Monday, December 7, 2015 | 6 p.m.
12th-floor Lounge | E. Gerald Corrigan Conference Center
Lincoln Center Campus | 113 W. 60th Street, New York City

James Earl Davis, PhD, is the Bernard C. Watson Endowed Chair in Urban Education at Temple University, where he is a professor of higher education and educational leadership.

He also holds affiliate faculty appointments in Temple’s Departme

nt of African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies program. Professor Davis’ research focuses on gender-based educational policy and reform; race, class, gender, and cultural issues in schooling; and the social stratification of education and communities.

He has investigated the social contexts of learning and development, including diverse educational settings, with a concern for factors related to student engagement and achievement—especially for black boys and young men.

His work has appeared in numerous academic journals, including Gender & Society, Urban Education, Youth and Society, American Journal of Evaluation, Review of Research in Education, Evaluation Review, Journal of Negro Education, and Educational Researcher.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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For more information, contact Shannon Hirrell, assistant director of New York City programming, at or 212-636-7501.

Co-sponsored by the Advisory Committee on Multicultural Affairs (ACMA).


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