UW Graduate School

Pedro Noguera

Privilege and Education

  • Professor of education, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA

January 10, 2017  |  7:30 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 130

This event is free and open to the public. To ensure seating, you must register in advance.

Equity and Deeper Learning

While the movement for standards and accountability has largely succeeded in bringing greater attention to the issues surrounding student achievement (i.e. the fact that poor students, students of color, English language learners and students with special needs are consistently performing at lower levels), surprisingly little attention has been given to the strategies and conditions that are necessary to make achievement more likely. Missing from much of the policy debate related to achievement is how to support and cultivate effective teaching in schools and how to motivate and engage students. This presentation will describe strategies that have proven effective in supporting teaching and learning for all types of students. It will also explore how schools can develop strategies to support teachers in their efforts to raise achievement.

About Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera a professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA he served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University (2003–2015), Harvard University (2000–2003), and the University of California, Berkeley (1990–2000). He is the author of eleven books and over 200 articles and monographs. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets. His most recent books are “Excellence Through Equity” (Corwin 2015) with Alan Blankstein, “School for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectory of African American and Latino Boys” with E. Fergus and M. Martin (Harvard Education Press 2014), and “Creating the Opportunity to Learn” with A. Wade Boykin (ASCD, 2011).

Dr. Noguera appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations including the Economic Policy Institute, the Young Women’s Leadership Institute, the After School Corporation and The Nation magazine. From 2009 to 2012 he served as a trustee for the State University of New York (SUNY) as an appointee of the governor. In 2013 he was appointed to the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and in 2014 he was appointed to the National Academy of Education. Noguera has numerous awards including:  the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University for outstanding achievement in advancing the understanding of the behavioral and social sciences as they are applied to pressing social issues; the National Association of Secondary Principals for distinguished service to the field of education; and  the McSilver Institute at NYU for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty.

Sponsoring Departments:

  • UW Graduate School
  • UW Alumni Association
  • College of Education