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Between Action Research and Activism for Educational Change


10.30     Registration

11.00 – 11.30 Introduction

11.30 – 13.30 Collaborative research with parents and local communities: Organizing against racism and education privatization, Pauline Lipman, University of Illinois, Chicago

13.30 – 14.30 Break

14.30 – 16.30 Critical Action Research With Urban Youth: Studying Social Reality Through Mathematics, Rico Gustein, University of Illinois, Chicago

English/ Polish interpretation will be provided. The seminar is addressed primarily to doctoral students and educational researchers. The number of participants is limited. In order to apply, please fill the application form at till April 12, 2013.

Pauline Lipman is Professor of Policy Studies in the College of Education, University of Illinois-Chicago. Her research focuses on race and class inequality in schools, globalization and urban development, and the political economy and cultural politics of race in urban education. She is the author of Race, Class, and Power in School Restructuring (SUNY, 1998), High Stakes Education; Inequality, Globalization, and Urban School Reform (Routledge, 2004), and numerous articles on these topics. An advocate of activist and engaged scholarship, her current projects examine the relationship of school policy to neoliberal urban development in Chicago, particularly gentrification and displacement of communities of color. She is also a founder and active member of Chicago-area Teachers for Social Justice.

Eric (Rico) Gutstein teaches mathematics education at the University of Illinois-Chicago. His interests include teaching mathematics for social justice, Freirean approaches to teaching and learning, and urban education. He has taught middle and high school mathematics. He is a founding member of Teachers for Social Justice (Chicago) and is active in social movements. He is the author of Reading and Writing the World with Mathematics: Toward a Pedagogy for Social Justice (Routledge, 2006) and the co-editor of Rethinking Mathematics: Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers (Rethinking Schools, 2005). He currently works as a mathematics support staff person at the Little Village/Lawndale High School for Social Justice, co-teaching and developing social justice mathematics curriculum with students, teachers, and community members.

Application form

Fill the application form till April 12, 2013

Scientific committee

prof. Maria Czerepaniak-Walczak (Szczecin University), prof. Bogusława D. Gołębniak (University of Lower Silesia), dr. Hana Cervinkova ((University of Lower Silesia)


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