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James A. Banks: A Pioneer for the Advancement of Social Justice in a Global World

Mon, April 11, 4:30 to 6:00pm, Marriott Marquis, Floor: Level Three, Union Station

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The purpose of this symposium is to engage in a discourse about the 40 years of research and scholarship of Dr. James A. Banks, the father of Multicultural Education. Specifically, this symposium, as planned by Dr. Banks’ current and former students will celebrate and discuss his work as well as provide interactive discussions about ways his work can inform civic participation and organized action. Four papers, authored by his students, illuminate the evolution of the work of Dr. Banks including (1) Black Studies, (2) the birthing of multicultural education, (3) the canon debate, knowledge construction and multicultural education, and (4) global citizenship.

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