Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series
Theorizing Educational Justice: Political & Educational Considerations
March 22, 2021
Winston Thompson discusses the need to expand upon today’s most popular concepts of educational justice. He introduces two ways of expanding these concepts into a distinctively educational type of justice. By sharing examples of race and immigration cases, he illustrates how broadening current concepts of educational justice can reframe our thinking and better address urgent and under-theorized ethical concerns. Presented by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Education.
Countering Narratives About English Learners in Mathematics
February 3, 2021
Zandra de Araujo, associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Missouri, researches curriculum use, particularly with English learners. In this talk she examines her findings from recent studies that highlight the need to rethink the notion of supporting English learners. She will discuss common assumptions about English learners and proactive ways to move forward in research and teaching. A former high school mathematics teacher, de Araujo is the creator of the Mathematically Education blog and co-creator of the Two-Minute Teacher’s Guide.
Teaching and Attending to Culture, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Program Evaluation
February 3, 2020
The American Evaluation Association’s 2019 Promising New Evaluator, Ayesha Boyce, who also co-directs UNC Greensboro’s assessment, evaluation and research services, will present strategies on embodying program evaluation with the values of a more just society. She will address how it can become a social, cultural, and political force to address issues of inequity while still maintaining methodological rigor and trustworthiness.
Toward an Understanding of Working Memory and Math Performance In and Out of the Classroom
May 2, 2019
Dana Miller-Cotto studies factors and opportunities that shape children’s readiness in math and science by applying a psychological, ecological systems theory. In this lecture, she will discuss her longitudinal research testing current theories about why working memory has long been associated with math performance. Her ongoing works tests such theories within various contexts, and focuses how these associations may differ according to important demographic variables.
Carl A. Grant Scholars | Using Critical Design Thinking to Create Emancipatory Research Agenda
April 1, 2019
Lesley-Ann Noel shares her passion for emancipatory research and design in this lecture. She introduces key concepts such as the principles of design, design thinking and emancipatory research and illustrates how she has developed her own personal design and research agenda based on an emancipatory philosophy. Finally, she guides the audience in considering how they can create an emancipatory research agenda for themselves.
CAG Lecture & ITP Seminar | Identity, Engagement & Learning Math: Unpacking the Process of Becoming
March 1, 2019
Drawing on findings from recent studies, Jennifer Langer-Osuna explores social interactions that are linked to how students develop their identities in collaborative classrooms. In particular, she focuses focus on: collaborative problem-solving, positioning and how students negotiate who they are and can become when doing mathematics together. The talk will close with a discussion of classroom practices that foster robust connections between identity, engagement and learning mathematics
#BlackOnCampus, Campus Racial Climates & Black Men’s College Experiences
January 28, 2019
Derrick Brooms explores the sociology of African Americans in urban environments through research and activism focusing on educational equity, race and racism, diversity and inequality, and identity. In this lecture he will discuss his educational research, which centers on Black men’s college experiences.
The Humanities as Pre-Qualitative Research
April 23, 2018
Presented by Samuel Rocha, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia
The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers
March 13, 2018
“The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers” presented by Mica Estrada, Carl A. Grant Visiting Scholar, Asst Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Institute of Health & Aging, University of California San Francisco.
Against the Prison Pipeline: Laboring for Love, Toward Justice, with Joy
December 6, 2017
Crystal Laura’s research focuses on the social and academic wellbeing of Black children in the “school-to-prison pipeline.” In this talk, she summarized key contributors to the school-to-prison pipeline and how educators can intervene.care.
The Subaltern School
October 1, 2017
Karida Brown is a cultural sociologist whose interest lies in explorations of the racial self. In this talk, Brown will introduce her new research project, “The Subaltern School,” in which she examines the extended effects of segregated schooling in today’s integrated era. Specifically, Brown will share her preliminary findings from the U.S. and South Africa.
Continuing the Untold Legacy of African Americans in the History of American Evaluation
May 2, 2017
Stafford Hood, Sheila M. Miller Professor of Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Psychology and Founding Director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation & Assessment (CREA) in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented “Continuing the Untold Legacy of African Americans in the History of American Evaluation: Another Installment in the Nobody Knows My Name Project” on April 6, 2017.
Cowan v. Bolivar County, Resistance to Brown, and the Forging of Racial Fortuity
May 2, 2017
Jamel K. Donnor, Associate Professor, School of Education, The College of William and Mary, presented “Cowan v. Bolivar County, Resistance to Brown, and the Forging of Racial Fortuity” on March 30, 2017.
Teaching to and Through Social Justice
February 8, 2017
Manya Whitaker, Assistant Professor at Colorado College, presented “Teaching to and Through Social Justice” as part of the Carl A. Grant Scholars Lecture Series on February 7, 2017
School Privatization and Black Teacher Decline
December 7, 2016
Terrenda C. White, Assistant Professor Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice at the University of Colorado, presented “School Privatization and Black Teacher Decline” as part of the Carl A. Grant Lecture Series on December 6, 2016