When everyone has a place at the table in education, what are the possibilities? When our educational systems are NOT inclusive, how do we change them?
UK College of Education faculty members recently dove deeper into these questions, and more, when they provided free community talks during a casual evening at The Burl in Lexington.
The eight short talks, “When Everyone Has a Place: Understanding Equity in Education,” explored issues surrounding equity in education, such as social inequality, health, racism, deeper learning models, broadening STEM learning, strengthening research and practice, and inclusive education.
Presenters and topics:
Jared Stallones, Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction: Schools that Level the Playing Field
Shannon Sampson, Director, College of Education Evaluation Center: Strengthening Research and Practice through Inclusive Evaluation Practices
Justin Bathon, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership Studies: Deeper Learning Models and Equity: Lessons Learned
Candice Hargons, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology: Does Racism Break Hearts?
Allan Allday, Associate Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling: Removing Barriers to Inclusion in the Community
Joseph Ferrare, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation: Social Inequality in Education: How Did We Get Here and What Can Be Done?
Shelly Krajny, Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion: Health and Happiness
Margaret Mohr-Schroeder, Associate Professor, Department of STEM Education: Broadening Informal STEM Learning Opportunities to Underrepresented Populations