The Diane Silvers Ravitch ’60 Lecture
Proponents of standardized testing and privatization in education have sought to prove their effectiveness in improving education with an abundance of evidence. These efforts, however, can have dangerous side effects, causing long-lasting damage to children, teachers, and schools. Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of Kansas, will argue that education interventions are like medical products: They can have serious, sometimes detrimental, side effects while also providing cures. Using standardized testing and privatization as examples, Zhao, author of the internationally bestselling Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World, will talk about his new book on why and how pursuing a narrow set of short-term outcomes causes irreparable harm in education.
Generously supported by the Diane Silvers Ravitch ’60 Lecture Fund.
Nov 17, 2:30–3:45 PMCrystal Fleming ’04: On the Illegibility of French Antiblackness
The virtual colloquium series Addressing Racism and Anti-Blackness in French and Francophone Studies features eminent scholars examining the role race plays in systems of power and thought in French and Francophone Studies.Event Date:Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -2:30pm to 3:45pm
Sep 24, 2:30–3:45 PMAlice L. Conklin: Race Talk: Antiracism at UNESCO in Postwar Paris 1948–1965
The virtual colloquium series Addressing Racism and Anti-Blackness in French and Francophone Studies features eminent scholars examining the role race plays in systems of power and thought in French and Francophone Studies.Event Date:Thursday, September 24, 2020 -2:30pm to 3:45pm
Nov 12, 5–6:30 PMVirtual Artist Talk Series: Myra Greene
Wellesley’s Nikki Greene in conversation with photographer Myra Greene, who uses ambrotypes to challenge visual legacies of ethnographic classification in detailed explorations of her own skin color and facial features.Event Date:Thursday, November 12, 2020 -5:00pm to 6:30pm
Oct 28, 2:30–3:45 PM