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UB Lectures to Explore Issues In Education

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: March 13, 1998

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Alumni Association (GSEAA) will present two lectures this spring on contemporary issues in education.

On March 26, Catherine Emihovich, associate professor of counseling and educational psychology and director of the Buffalo Research Institute on Education for Teaching at UB, will discuss "Reconciling Contested Discourses: The Cultural Politics of School-Based Integrated Services" at 4 p.m. in 218 Baldy Hall on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. She will examine aspects of cultural politics that arise when the decision is made to locate health services in schools.

The talk will be free and open to the public.

Co-author of "Kids, Sex and Politics: Health Services in Schools," Emihovich recently edited the February 1998 special issue of the journal Education and Urban Society. Her research interests include children's language use in classrooms and peer relations; sociolinguistic studies of learning and instruction; metacognitive processes in computer instruction; language and literacy, and race, class and gender equity in education.

The GSEAA also will host a breakfast at 8 a.m. on April 3 in Pistachio's on the second floor of the Student Union on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. Thomas Lickona, a developmental psychologist and professor of education at SUNY-Cortland, will be the guest speaker.

Lickona conducts research on the growth of children's moral reasoning. His award-winning book, "Educating for Character," has been praised as the definitive work in the field. A frequent consultant to schools on character education, Lickona is the director of Cortland's Center for the Fourth and Fifth Rs (Respect and Responsibility).

The cost of the breakfast is $10 for the general public, $8 for GSEAA members and $6 for students. Proceeds will benefit the GSEAA professional enrichment fund, which is a source of funding for GSE students. For reservations, call 645-2492.