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U.Va. Conference To Address Ethics In The Classroom

Sept. 22, 1999 -- Should schools include character education along with reading, writing and arithmetic? Are women’s educational experiences different from men’s? Such ethical issues will be addressed during the Charlottesville Conference on Ethics and Leadership Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the University of Virginia.

Catherine Marshall, a professor of educational administration at the University of North Carolina who advocates increased scrutiny of policies pertaining to the instruction of girls and minorities, will give the first morning talk at the conference. She will speak on "Missing in Action: Equity and Ethics Policy Issues" on Friday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. in the Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room.

On the evening before her talk, Jennings Wagoner Jr., a professor of history of education at U.Va.’s Curry School of Education, will deliver the keynote address in the Rotunda. Wagoner, author of several books, including "American Education: A History," will speak on "Success and Failure in Leadership: The Educational Legacy of Thomas Jefferson" at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30.

Other speakers will include Carl Glickman, a University of Georgia professor, who will draw on his work from his newest book to describe how to revolutionize America’s schools. Kevin Ryan, director of the Center of Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University, will discuss the history and guiding principles of "character education."

The UCEA Center for the Study of Leadership and Ethics, which will present the event, is co-sponsored by the University of Toronto and U.Va. This is the fourth UCEA conference and the second since 1996 to be held at U.Va.

Although the public is welcome to attend the conference, a $150 registration fee is required.

For more information, contact assistant director Ana Curado at (804) 243-0962 or apc5u@virginia.edu or co-director Margaret Grogan at (804) 924-0857 and mgrogan@virginia.edu.

Schedule of Speakers

Thursday, Sept. 30

5:00 p.m.
"Success and Failure in Leadership: The Educational Legacy of Thomas Jefferson"
Jennings L. Wagoner Jr., U.Va. professor of history of education
The Rotunda

Friday, Oct. 1

9:00 a.m.
"Missing in Action: Equity and Ethics Policy Issues

Catherine Marshall, professor of educational administration at the University of North Carolina

Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room


2:45 p.m.
"Revolutionizing America’s Schools: Leadership, Successful Schools, and Democracy"
Carl Glickman, professor of social foundations of education; chair, Program for School Improvement at the University of Georgia
Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room

Saturday, Oct. 2

10:00 a.m. "Character Education: The Schools’ Latest Fad or Oldest Mission?"
Kevin Ryan, founder, Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character at Boston University; president, Character Education Partnership
Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room

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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