June 10, 1999
Vol. 18 No. 18

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    Education conference to focus on English curriculum reforms

    Gerald Graff, the George M. Pullman Professor in English Language & Literature and Education, and George Hillocks, Professor in Education and English Language & Literature, will join other distinguished scholars at an upcoming conference titled The English Teacher as Curriculum-Maker in the Face of Reform.

    Sponsored by the University’s Master of Arts in Teaching English Program and the National Council of Teachers of English, the conference will take place at the University June 17 through 19.

    In addition to participation by Chicago faculty, the conference will feature guest speakers from institutions such as the University of California at Berkeley, Rutgers University, the University of Georgia, Northwestern University and the University of Maine. It will offer sessions on multiculturalism, new legislative and professional standards, dialogue and active learning, interdisciplinary studies, the integration of technology and English curricula, media as language, inquiry in writing and literature, and ethics and moral education in English curricula.

    Approximately 200 people are expected to attend the event, which will take place in Judd Hall, 5835 S. Kimbark Ave., on the University campus.

    For more information or to register, contact Bruce Novak at (773) 288-2145 or bjnovak@midway.uchicago.edu.