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SCOPE Brown Bag Seminar: Schooling for Resilience: Lessons from Single Sex Schools
In recent years, policymakers and educators have increasingly embraced single-sex schools as a remedy for the educational and social challenges confronting African American and Latino males. Noguera's presentation will present findings from a three-year study of seven single-sex schools. While not intended to determine whether or not single-sex schooling should be endorsed as solution, Noguera's study yields interesting insights about the theory of change utilized by these educators and the strategies they employ to counter the perceived risks facing this population of students.
Pedro Noguera is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at
New York University. His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced
by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional,
and global contexts. He is the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Research
on Equity and the Transformation of Schools. From 2008 to 2011, he was an appointee
of the Governor of New York to the State University of New York Board of Trustees
and in 2014 he was elected to the National Academy of Education.
Noguera was a classroom teacher in public schools in Providence, RI, and Oakland, CA, and continues to work with schools nationally and internationally as a researcher and advisor. His work has focused on a range of topics, including urban school reform, education policy, conditions that promote student achievement, the role of education in community development, youth violence, and race and ethnic relations in American society. He is the author of several books including, most recently, Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving From Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap (with A. Wade Boykin, ASCD, 2011) and Schooling for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectories of African American and Latino Boys (with Edward Fergus and Margary Martin, Harvard Education Press, 2014).
This event will also be streamed online at this URL: http://edstream.stanford.edu/Video/Play/34ae3d6641104ce2a537f30d9fce42461d (requires installation of Microsoft Silverlight).