The Annual Multicultural Education Conference

20th Annual Multicultural Education Conference

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Conference Theme: Social Justice and the Role of Educators: An Agenda for Critical Teaching and Critical Learning

Wayne Au

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wayne Au
Presentation Title: "Neo-liberal Multiculturalism and the Racism of Corporate Education Reform"

Dr. Au, a former public high school social studies and language arts teacher, is an Associate Professor in the Education Program at the University of Washington, Bothell campus. He serves on the editorial board of Rethinking Schools and is editor of Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice and co-editor of Rethinking Our Classrooms Volume 1. His most recent book, Critical Curriculum Studies: Curriculum, Consciousness, and the Politics of Knowing, was published in 2011.

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Note: This schedule is subject to change.
Download with this link: 2014 Multicultural Conference Presentation Schedule PDF document

The 2014 conference program is being finalized and should be posted on Friday, April 18.

Download the Conference Announcement

Conference Announcement PDF document

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The 2014 Multicultural Education Conference is free (and includes free parking), but help us plan by registering your attendance.

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About the Conference

The College of Education is proud to celebrate the 20th Anniversary Multicultural Education Conference. Over the years this annual event has provided an opportunity for Sacramento State faculty, students, and local educators to join in their ongoing efforts to promote educational excellence, social justice and equity in the regions K-12 schools. Past conference themes have highlighted issues affecting California’s historically underserved students (low income, English learners, and culturally different populations). In that tradition, this year’s conference theme speaks to the important role educators play in addressing ongoing educational deficits and inequities in their respective classrooms.

Breakout Session Strands

Dr. Au's address will be followed by breakout sessions addressing topics related to the conference theme, including:

  • Bilingual Education/Second Language Acquisition
  • Community Organization/Work/Policy
  • Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Diverse Student Populations
  • Educational Leadership in Multicultural Higher Education
  • Empowerment through Critical Pedagogy
  • Identity Politics and Power Relations in Society
  • Impact of Educational/Social Reform Policies on working with diverse populations
  • Parent/Community Involvement/Organizing/Activism
  • Social Justice Civic Involvement/K-12 Service Learning
  • Teaching for Social Justice in K-12 Classrooms

For More Information

coe-mce@csus.edu