Urban education expert set to speak Feb. 22

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Dr. Lisa D. Delpit is the executive director/eminent scholar at the Center for Urban Education & Innovation.

Lisa DelpitLisa D. Delpit, author of Other People’s Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom, will be the first presenter in the Urban Education Speaker Series sponsored by The University of Tulsa’s School of Education.

Currently on sabbatical serving as a visiting scholar at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., Delpit is the executive director/eminent scholar for the Center for Urban Education & Innovation at Florida International University in Miami, Fla. She will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in 219 Helmerich Hall on the TU campus. The event is free and open to the public.

“We are thrilled to kick off our speaker series with Dr. Delpit, who is internationally known for her work in urban education. This is a tremendous opportunity to engage TU students with thought leaders in urban education, while also fostering TU’s partnership with the community about putting this information into practice,” said Daniella Ann Cook, TU assistant professor of education.

Delpit’s work has focused on the schooling of children of color; the perspectives, aspirations, and pedagogy of teachers of color; school-community relations; and cross-cultural communication.

Some of her other books include The Real Ebonics Debate: Power, Language, and the Education of African-American Children and The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom.

The event is funded by the TU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with Tulsa Area United Way, Tulsa Metro Chamber, and Greater Grace.


Dr. Daniella Ann Cook