Loyola University Maryland welcomes Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University, to present “Social Justice in Education: Understanding and Responding to the Achievement Gap.” The Monday, Nov. 1 event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall on the University’s North Charles Street campus.
Noguera’s address is designed to help educators, policymakers, and students realize that closing the achievement gap between students of different races requires more than a focus on raising test scores. Disparities in student achievement, Noguera maintains, are typically a reflection of inequality in opportunities—inside and outside of school—and access to resources. This event will explore the different dimensions of the gap, call attention to the need for a more holistic approach to educating children, and offer strategies educators can use to promote child development and increase achievement for all students.
In addition to his named professorship, Noguera holds tenured faculty appointments in NYU’s departments of teaching, learning, humanities, and social sciences. He is also the executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings in Education. A member of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, Noguera holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Brown University and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of five books.
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