2017 Conference: 1st Annual Conference
The Coalition for Diversity in Language and Culture hosted the 1st Annual Conference to explore what it means to teach today’s evolving youth in ways that foster their diverse languages, literacies, and cultural practices. Promoting linguistic and cultural pluralism means reaching beyond making teaching and learning relevant or responsive; it calls for a commitment to critical approaches and pedagogies that work towards inclusion and equity.
1st Annual Conference
Saturday, September 23, 2017
UNCG School of Education Building
To begin this one-day conference, Dr. Django Paris, the James A. and Cherry A. Banks Professor of Multicultural Education and director of the Banks Center for Educational Justice in the College of Education at the University of Washington, presented on Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy as a framework for fostering equitable teaching practices.
Dr. Imani Goffney, a professor of mathematics education at the University of Maryland, discussed her research focused on identifying, measuring, and defining equitable mathematics instruction for students often poorly served by schools, particularly African American and Latino children, low-income students, and those for whom English is a second language.
Dr. Jennifer Leeman, a professor of modern and classical languages at George Mason University, talked about critical pedagogy and the sociopolitics of heritage/minority language education.