Starting Date: 11-28-2012
Ending Date: 12-01-2012
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
United StatesRealizing the Power of Movements through Multicultural Education
2011 was a year when mass public mobilizations rattled the foundations of societies, from the revolutions in the Middle East, to the sit-ins in cities across the United States, to the teacher strikes around the world. Some led to victories, others to short-term defeat, but all constituted larger movements toward greater equity and social justice. Movements have the power to change our lives, from how we govern and interact, to what we value and believe about who we are and the world that is yet to be. Movements can push leaders to do the right thing, and/or can resist and intervene and transform. Perhaps nowhere are movements more significant than in education, where the futures of our next generation and our societies take shape. And perhaps like no other time is the very enterprise of public education under attack.
The 22nd Annual International Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will explore
the role of multicultural education in movements toward equity and social justice at the local, national, and global levels.
From pre-K to higher education, from classroom teaching to student support to school leadership to community advocacy to educational research, advocates and practitioners of multicultural education have long played and continue to play critical roles in movements to make our schools and societies better places for all.
NAME’s 2012 Conference provides a rare and unique opportunity to share resources, build networks, confront challenges, and renew our senses of possibility and hope.
Geographical Scope: National