March 12, 2011 –The Future of Education series, a collaboration between Antioch College and the Yellow Springs Schools, hosted a presentation by Adam Howard, a Colby College associate professor of education and former Antioch associate dean of faculty.
Howard has published numerous articles and papers on social class issues in education, privilege, service-learning, and curriculum theory. He is co-editor (with Hongyu Wang, Oklahoma State University) of the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, an interdisciplinary journal of curriculum studies. He chairs the Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice and is a member of the board of directors of the Corporation for Curriculum Research. He is co-editor (with RubÃ©n Gaztambide-FernÃ¡ndez) of Educating Elites: Class Privilege and Educational Advantage and author of Learning Privilege: Lessons of Power and Identity in Affluent Schooling.
The series has featured MacArthur Genius Award winner Deborah Meier '66, Collegiate Institute assistant principal Shadia Alvarez '96, Miami University's associate vice president for academic affairs, Michael E. Dantley, and Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt.
The Future of Education, a partnership between the Morgan Fellows at Antioch College and the Yellow Springs schools to stimulate new and innovative thinking about the future of education in Yellow Springs. The series is a major component of the Class of 2020 Initiative, a process to create a strategic plan for the public schools.
About Antioch College
Originally founded in 1850, Antioch College redefined liberal arts education in the 20th century by initiating an entrepreneurial and experiential curriculum through the development of its hallmark cooperative work program. Many of the now-common elements of today's liberal arts education - self-designed majors, study abroad, interdisciplinary study, and portfolio evaluation - had an early start at Antioch College. Ownership of Antioch College was transferred from Antioch University to the Antioch College Continuation Corporation in September 2009. The newly independent college will admit its first class in the fall of 2011.
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