Provocative Inquiries in Urban Education (PIUE)
Lecture Series, Spring 2018: Listening to Alumni

(Re)addressing Urban Education Literacy, Curriculum and Pedagogy

Presenters: Dr. Maria Akinyele and Dr. Altovise Gipson-Colon, UEd alums
Tuesday, May 1st, 6:30–8:30pm
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Room 4202, Urban Education Lounge

Talk Description:
This talk explores sociocultural aspects of urban education within the frameworks of teacher pedagogy and teacher narrative. We will discuss how teachers’ experiences have affected their conceptions and enactments of historical literacy and culturally relevant pedagogy, and its effects on academic achievement and student perceptions of instruction. We will also place our focus on teacher narratives in music and social studies learning communities to highlight the racial and artistic tensions that emerge within urban spaces and among teachers of color. We hope to reimagine ways that educators can do culturally relevant pedagogy within contemporary structures of schooling.