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Brodie Family Lecture: Challenges of Civic Education

  • 10/16/2013 | 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Lecture

Brodie Family Lecture: Challenges of Civic EducationDiana Hess will deliver this year's address titled "The Challenges of Civic Education in a Time of Political Polarization."

An experienced secondary social studies teacher, Dr. Hess currently serves as the senior vice-president at the Spencer Foundation, a foundation dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to improve education and investigating ways in which education can be improved around the world.  She is also a professor of social studies in education at the University of Wisconsin--Madison.  She is the author of "Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion" and the forthcoming "The Political Classroom:  Ethics and Evidence in Democratic Education."