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We need to do a better job talking about race

By Gloria Ladson-Billings
October 2021
The Learning Professional recently spoke with Gloria Ladson-Billings, a keynote speaker for Learning Forward’s 2021 Virtual Annual Conference. She previewed themes she’ll be sharing with us in December about culturally relevant teaching in a COVID and post-COVID world. Ladson-Billings is the former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and faculty affiliate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The recipient of many awards for her work on culturally relevant pedagogy and success for marginalized students, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2018. She is a past president of the American Educational Research Association and the author of the critically acclaimed books The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers

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2021 virtual annual conference

Learning Forward’s 2021 Virtual Annual Conference is Dec. 5-7. To register or get more information, call 800-727-7288 or visit conference.learningforward.org.

 


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Gloria Ladson-Billings is the former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and faculty affiliate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.


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