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U.Va. Series On Educational Issues Starts By Addressing Historical Themes

Sept. 3, 1999 -- The University of Virginia's Curry School of Education will present a series of talks this fall addressing issues expected to be prominent in the new century. All talks in the 1999 Curry Forum on Educational Issues, titled "Educational Policy Issues for the 21st Century," will be held Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Room 004C of Ruffner Hall’s ground floor.

At the first talk on Sept. 8, U.Va. professor Jennings Wagoner of the Curry School’s Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy will examine recurring historical issues in education and discuss the possibility of new themes emerging in the coming century.

Future sessions will address educational challenges of the 21st century, youth violence, technology and charter schools. The Curry Forum was established six years ago as a graduate-level class to address state and national education topics.

For more information, call professor James Cooper at (804) 924-0860, e-mail him at jmc2n@virginia.edu or access the course Web site at http://toolkit.virginia.edu/1999_Fall_EDIS851-1.

1999 Curry Forum on Educational Issues

Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Educational Policy Issues for the 21st Century

Sept. 1 Introduction
*Introductions *How course will operate *Readings
*Discussion group assignments *Luncheons with speakers

Sept. 8 Historical Issues: Déjà vu in the 21st Century?
Speaker: Jennings Wagoner, Professor, Dept. of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy

Sept. 15 The New American High School
Speaker: Marc Tucker, President, National Center on Education and the Economy

Sept. 22 Teaching Challenges in the 21st Century
Speaker: Andy Baumgartner, 1999 National Teacher of the Year

Sept. 29 Advancing Ethics and Character Development in School
Speaker: Kevin Ryan, Director, Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character, Boston
University

Oct. 6 Entrepreneurial and Privatizing Efforts in Education: The Wave of the Future?
Speakers: Deborah McGriff, Senior Vice President, Public School Partnerships for the Edison Project and Superintendent of Schools for Detroit; and Howard Fuller, former Superintendent of Schools for Milwaukee

Oct. 13 Educational Leadership for the New Century
Speaker: Michael Usdan, President, Institute for Educational Leadership

Oct. 20 Virginia's Schools: Challenges for the 21st Century
Speaker: Kirk Schroder, President, Virginia Board of Education

Oct. 27 Special Education in the New Century
Speaker: James Kauffman, Professor, Dept. of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

Nov. 3 Youth Violence: What Can Schools Do?
Speaker: Dewey Cornell and Peter Sheras, Professors, Dept. of Human Services

Nov. 10 Revitalizing Urban Schooling
Speaker: Michael Casserly, Executive Director, Council of the Great City Schools

Nov. 17 Educational Technology's Role in the 21st Century
Speaker: Linda Roberts, Director, Office of Educational Technology, U.S. Dept. of

Education

Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Recess

Dec. 1 Equitable School Funding
Speaker: Deborah Verstegen, Associate Professor, Dept. of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy

Dec. 8 School Choice and Charter Schools
Speakers: James M. Cooper, Dept. of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education; and Frederick Hess, Dept. of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy

Contact: Jill Johnson, (804) 924-6855

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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