You are cordially invited to attend a Dynamic Dialogue about Diversity event, “Diversity in Education” sponsored by the Office of Professional Development and Student Outreach in the College of Education, the Office of Equity and Diversity and the Ledonia Wright Cultural Center.
This event will feature a roundtable discussion between the NC Teacher of the Year, James Ford, and two local educators, Juan Castillo from Greene County Schools and Joey Crutchfield from Pitt County Schools, assessing diversity within the teaching profession. They will share from the African American, Latino American, and Native American perspectives their thoughts on the lack of representation of male educators from these subgroups in the classroom. We will examine, the challenges faced in the higher education setting, the need for focused recruitment and retention in teacher education programs, the impact of the presence of these subgroups in the classroom as teachers, and the support found in the schools and school systems that encourage retention in the profession. Additionally, current students and faculty will discuss what East Carolina University is doing as an institution that is committed to the recruitment and retention of these students.
Join us for this dynamic opportunity to dialogue about diversity and share your thoughts. You won’t want to miss it – it’s sure to be an engaging conversation!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Speight Auditorium – Jenkins Fine Arts Center
6:30 pm (doors open at 6:15 pm)
A small reception will follow discussion
Click Here to Register.
For additional information, contact:
Christa W. Monroe, MAEd, MSA
Lead Coordinator, Office of Professional Development and Student Outreach
132 Rivers Building, (252) 328-5985 – office, email@example.com