Adrienne Dixson, Ph.D., associate professor of critical race theory and education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will give her talk, “Making Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Relevant,” on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 6—7:30 p.m. in McGuire Hall—West. A free reception will precede the lecture outside of the venue at 5 p.m.
Dixson’s talk will highlight research that depicts a lack of understanding with regard to what it means to be a culturally relevant teacher. She will describe points of confusion and the need for clarity when translating culturally relevant pedagogy to teacher candidates, current teachers, district level administrators, and college and university faculty who prepare and work with teachers. The event is free and open to the public.
A former teacher in New Orleans, Dixson’s work examines racialized education inequity in urban schooling contexts. Dixson’s most recent published work is Researching Race in Education: Policy, Practice and Qualitative Research. She also co-edited Critical Race Theory and Education: All God’s Got a Song, and The Handbook of Critical Race Theory and Education.
Adrienne D. Dixson, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Critical Race Theory and Education in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her scholarship examines racialized education inequity in urban schooling contexts. A former classroom teacher in pre-Katrina New Orleans, Dr. Dixson has been engaged in a long-term research project on school reform in New Orleans. Her most recent publication is an edited volume, Researching Race in Education: Policy, Practice and Qualitative Research (2014, Information Age Publishing) and co-editor of two major publications on critical race theory and education --Critical Race Theory and Education: All God's Got a Song (2009, with Celia K. Rousseau Anderson) and The Handbook of Critical Race Theory and Education (2012, with Marvin Lynn).