Monday, February 11, 2013
Talking About Teaching - Together but Still Unequal
Together but Still Unequal – Understanding Educational Inequality in Well Resourced Institutions
- Location: Dumke Commons
- Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
- Sponsor: Faculty
This talk by Dr. R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy (The City College of New York–CUNY) will examine the ways that racial and class inequalities are perniciously transmitted in contemporary educational settings. While a great deal of research and analysis has framed educational inequality as based on gross differences in resources between cities and suburbs, this is not the full story. In a growing number of suburban schools districts and institutions of higher education students from diverse backgrounds share classrooms, teachers, and educational resources. How then, in these environments, does inequality emerge and persist? Drawing from original qualitative research at the K-12 level as well as analysis of contemporary higher education correlates, Dr. Lewis-McCoy will interrogate the puzzle of inequality in well resourced settings. Specifically, he will identify some of the mechanisms by which resources become triaged between students. Finally, he will suggest classroom and campus strategies for increasing equality. The CTE will sponsor a reception following the talk in which faculty may mingle Dr. Lewis-McCoy and each other to continue the conversation.