UW News

February 2, 2006

UW College of Education faculty to discuss citizenship in a diverse society

How can our schools better promote citizenship education? How do we handle increasing diversity within a framework of national unity? What is the unique role of schools?

Faculty from the UW College of Education will examine trends and issues from our local area as well as examples from South Africa and other emerging democracies to address these questions and suggest constructive ways of engaging these issues for the future.

The forum, titled “A More Perfect Union: Preparing Students for Citizenship” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 16, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave.

Panelists include College of Education professors Walter Parker, Tom Stritikus, and Ed Taylor. The event is free, but advanced registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact UW Alumni Relations at 206-543-0540, e-mail alumni@u.washington.edu or visit online at www.educ.washington.edu.