Critical Lessons & Educational Change

New year, more perspective(s)

Welcome Education,

The response to sharing Critical Lessons & Educational Change and more specifically this sample work of EDU 781 graduate students has been so positive that working together with others, I’ve added new content to extend the public letters and engaged scholarship to include additional students’ thoughtful perspectives. This includes an essay “For Careful Listening” by Carolyn Salter, an intergroup dialogue co-facilitator and graduate student in education, that she wrote (as part of an independent study) to share with current students in the Intergroup Dialogue Program‘s courses (SOC/WGS 230). It also includes letters written by local high school students, from Nottingham and Fayetteville-Manlius High Schools, who attended the Intergroup Dialogue Program’s 2011 High School Institute “Raising Our Voices” and who asked that I make sure their words are publicly shared. As is clear here, they are committed to addressing issues of school inequity and student health education. This new content is posted under “Engaged Scholarship” and I encourage you to visit again soon to see what critical lessons are shared next.

Happy new year and happy new perspective(s)!

Author: Gretchen Lopez

Gretchen Lopez, Ph.D. is Director of the Intergroup Dialogue Program and Assistant Professor of Cultural Foundations of Education in the School of Education at Syracuse University. She received her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Michigan, and B.A. from Cornell University.

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