Sunday, April 20, 2014

Reclaiming the Conversation on Education: Nancy Carlsson-Paige by Yen Yen Woo

Reclaiming the Conversation on Education: Nancy Carlsson-Paige

For more clips and information: Like us on Facebook: Twitter: @EdReclaim A gathering of teachers, parents, students and scholars to build coalitions and support resistance against corporate education "reforms" that are privatizing public education and reducing the measure of teaching and learning to test scores. Date: May 4th, 2013 Venue: Barnard College, Columbia University, New York City Speaker's bio: Nancy Carlsson-Paige is Professor Emerita at Lesley University where she taught teachers for more than 30 years and was a founder of the University's Center for Peaceable Schools. Nancy has written and spoken extensively about the impact of media on children's lives and social development, and how children learn the skills for positive relationships. She is a critic of current education reforms that promote standardized tests and the privatization of schools. Nancy is the author of five books and numerous articles and op eds on media and technology, conflict resolution, peaceable classrooms, and education reform. Her most recent book is called Taking Back Childhood: A Proven Roadmap for Raising Confident, Creative, Compassionate Kids. Nancy has received many awards for her leadership and advocacy in early childhood and peace education. She is an advocate for education policies and practices that promote social justice and the well being of all children. This event was made possible by: The Barnard Education Program An anonymous donor the North Star Fund PSC/CUNY The Shirley Chisholm Project Credits: Director: Yen Yen Woo Editor: Eric Hendricks Director of Photography: Richard D'Angelo Stills Photography: Shigemi Iyota Assistant Director: Rita Laterça Camera Assistant: Tony Perez