Please join us for an evening with Dr. Yong Zhao, distinguished author and lecturer, as we listen, discuss, and work on creating a positive vision for public education in Oregon.
Dr. Yong Zhao, Presidential Chair and Associate Dean for Global Education, College of Education at the University of Oregon, is the author of Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization. His book raises interesting and provocative questions about the current direction of educational policies in the U.S. What does it take to be competitive in the 21st century? How do we define a high quality education? What defines success? What role do teachers, parents, students, and community members play in the process of shaping this future? How do we create a just and equitable educational system?
We encourage all those passionate about the direction of public education in Oregon to attend this event and share your voice.
Date: Thursday, April 5, 2012
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: First Unitarian Church
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Register Here (Free Event): http://oregonsaveourschools.eventbrite.com
“Education should move beyond the paradigm of imparting in our children what government or other authorities deem useful. Instead it should work to support every individual student to become successful, help each individual to reach his/her full potential, and encourage all students to pursue their passion and interests.” (Dr. Yong Zhao)
For More information about Dr. Yong Zhao, visit his website at: http://zhaolearning.com/
Sponsored by the RE and Social Justice Committees, Oregon Save Our Schools, Parents Across America, and Rethinking Schools.