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5th Annual Edmund W. Gordon Lecture

Teachers College, Columbia University

is proud to invite you to the


5th Annual Edmund W. Gordon Lecture

Presented by

Dr. Angela Valenzuela

Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy, University of Texas-Austin


Monday, July 16, 2018


2:15 - 3:45 p.m.

Joyce B. Cowin Auditorium

Reception to follow in Everett Lounge

Teachers College, Columbia University

525 West 120th Street, NY, NY


Liberating Ways of Knowing:  The Struggle for Ethnic Studies and the Educators We Need

The growing Ethnic Studies movement is powerfully influencing American education politics and policy. Angela Valenzuela, a lead organizer of Academia Cuauhtli (“Eagle Academy”), a cultural revitalization project serving fourth- and fifth-grade children from gentrifying, historically segregated, East Austin, Texas schools, discusses the movement’s theoretical underpinnings, guiding frameworks and concerns related to teaching and knowledge. Taught in Spanish, Academia Cuauhtli’s curriculum focuses on civil rights history, immigration/migration, cultural arts and Aztec ceremony. The project doubles as a professional development space for certified, bilingual education teachers.


Angela Valenzuela is a professor in both the Educational Policy & Planning Program Area within the Department of Educational Administration and the Cultural Studies in Education Program within the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin, where she also serves as the director of the University of Texas Center for Education Policy. Valenzuela is the author of Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring (1999); Leaving Children Behind: How “Texas-style” Accountability Fails Latino Youth (2005); and Growing Critically Conscious Teachers for Latino/a Youth: A Grounded Social Justice Approach (2016), based on her work as director of the National Latino/a Education Research and Policy Project. Valenzuela is an authority on the sociology of education, race and ethnic relations, education policy, school partnerships, urban education reform, and indigenous education.


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July 16, 2018, 2:15 PM

July 16, 2018, 3:45 PM

Joyce B. Cowin Auditorium