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CUE Speakers Series Presents: Jeff Duncan-Andrade
Thu, October 20, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Presented by Jeff Duncan-Andrade, PhD
What are the material conditions that affect urban youth before they even step foot in our classrooms? What does it mean to develop educational environments that are relevant and responsive to these conditions? How should these educational spaces define success for students and teachers? Social toxins emerge from racism and poverty, and those toxins impact young people and the development of their identities. This talk closely examines those toxins and offers strategies for developing educators who are better equipped to create environments for understanding and responding to them. Drawing from 20 years as an urban educator, Duncan-Andrade explores the concept of hope as essential for nurturing urban youth. Through the voices of young people and their teachers, and the invocation of powerful metaphor and imagery, we discover critical hope’s significance for an education that relieves suffering in underserved communities.
A reception will follow the lecture.
Jeff Duncan-Andrade is Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education at San Francisco State University. He is also the founder of the Roses in Concrete Community School, a community responsive lab school in East Oakland, and the Community Responsive Education Group (CRE) working with schools and districts around the world to develop and support effective classroom and school cultures. A classroom teacher and school leader in Oakland, California, for the past 23 years, his pedagogy has been widely studied and acclaimed for producing high levels of social and academic success for students. He is the author of two books, numerous journal articles, and book chapters on effective practices in schools.