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Dr. William Ayers to speak at Penn State Altoona

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 5031 hits

Dr. William Ayers to speak at Penn State Altoona

Penn State Altoona's chapter of Kappa Delta Pi will present Dr. William Ayers, Thursday, December 10, 2009 in the TV Lounge of the Slep Student Center. Ayers will deliver "Democracy and Public Schools" from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Ayers is a progressive education theorist who works with education reform, curriculum, and instruction. He is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois - Chicago, holding the titles of distinguished professor of education and senior university scholar. Ayers has written extensively about social justice, democracy and education, the cultural contexts of schooling, and teaching as an essentially intellectual, ethical, and political enterprise. He has authored numerous publications including "To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher" (Teachers College Press, 1993), which was named book of the year by Kappa Delta Pi and won the Written Award for Distinguished Work in Biography and Autobiography.

Dr. Ayers is not being compensated by Penn State for his appearance.

Due to expected high attendance for this student-sponsored event, tickets will be required for admittance. Tickets are free and can be picked up beginning Monday, December 7 at the box office located in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. The box office will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tickets also will be available from 3:30 to 4 p.m. on the day of the event at the Slep Student Center. All entrants to the event will be required to show identification at the door prior to admittance to the lecture.

Media contact:
Shari Routch, Director of University Relations, 814-949-5105

Web Contact:
Jonathan O'Harrow, Webmaster, University Relations 814-949-5105

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