The Loyola University Maryland School of Education Center for Innovation in Urban Education cordially invite you to "Hip Hop/Hip Hope: Reinventing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy" on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at 6 p.m. in McGuire Hall at Loyola University Maryland.
Gloria Ladson-Billings, Ph.D., is the Kellner Family Endowed Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches in the departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and Afro-American Studies.
A well-known author and editor, Ladson-Billings has won numerous scholarly awards and honorary degrees, including the Hilldale Award at the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Heritage Award, and Columbia University’s 2008 Distinguished Service Medal. She served as the president of the American Educational Research Association from 2005-06 and was elected to Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society’s Laureate Chapter in 2009.
Ladson-Billings’ lecture will explore how “culturally relevant pedagogy,” a term she coined, empowers students intellectually, socially, emotionally, and politically by using cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes —and why hip hop provides hope for engaging students in a way that ensures their success in the classroom and beyond.