“Taking Up the Challenge: Global Research and Diversity with Educators Across the World”

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Presenter:  Dr Valerie Kinloch

Date: Feb 22, 2017

Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Contact person:  The LEBA Research and Postgraduate Office
T: 08 8946 6156
E: LEBAResearch@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Lecture theatre Blue 5.1.01

Abstract – Topic : “Taking Up the Challenge: Global Research and Diversity with Educators Across the World”
This presentation will focus on the challenges of engaging in global research that focuses on diversity, equity, literacy, and race with students and educators across the world. Questions to be addressed include: What does it mean to engage in global research on diversity, equity, and literacy in education? How can researchers and educators cultivate global research and diversity in school and community contexts? How can we account for the local—local knowledges, perspectives, and epistemologies—in global research? What does it mean to engage in this work with educators, especially with Black educators across the world? To address these questions, I will share what inspires me to conduct this type of work and what I continue to learn from educators in the United States, West African, and Jamaica, and now in Australia.

Valerie Kinloch is Professor of Literacy Studies in the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Ecology (EHE). She also is EHE's Chief Diversity Officer and the Director of the EHE Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Dr. Kinloch’s research focuses on the language, literacies, and community engagements of youth and adults inside and outside schools. She is author of articles and books on language, literacy, place, and race. Her co-authored book, Still Seeking an Attitude: Critical Reflections on the Work of June Jordan, was published in 2004. Her single-authored biography on poet-educator June Jordan titled, June Jordan: Her Life and Letters, was published in 2006.
Dr. Kinloch was awarded the 2011 Exemplary Research Award the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Division K for her book, Harlem Our Minds: Place, Race, and the Literacies of Urban Youth (2010). She also was the 2011 Honorary Mention for Outstanding Contribution to Research from AERA’s Division B. In 2012, Harlem on Our Minds received AERA’s Outstanding Book of the Year Award. She was also the recipient of the 2010 AERA Scholars of Color Early Career Award.
Dr. Kinloch is editor of Urban Literacies: Critical Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Community (2011), and author of Crossing Boundaries—Teaching and Learning with Youth of Color(2012). Her most recent book (with Peter Smagorinsky), is Service-Learning in Literacy Education: Possibilities for Teaching and Learning (2014). Dr. Kinloch has received grants from the Spencer Foundation, National Council of Teachers of English, and Corporation for National and Community Service, and she was a part of a Fulbright-Hayes grant to Sierra Leone, West Africa. Currently, she is working on literacy, social justice, and community engaged partnerships. 

RSVP by Monday 5pm 10th Feb 2017 via Outlook or email LEBAResearch@cdu.edu.au
Lunch will be provided upon receipt of an RSVP

**Waterfront Campus, Alice Springs, Adelaide, Melbourne & Sydney based colleagues interested in attending please request video conference in your RSVP (ITMS ask that requests are submitted at least 2 days prior)