‘Dangerous teaching’ the theme at TU's Multicultural Conference

Sociologist Elizabeth Higginbotham will deliver keynote address

Towson University 17th Annual Multicultural ConferenceTOWSON, Md. (Feb. 23, 2011)—Towson University will conduct the 17th annual Multicultural Conference on March 3, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the University Union Chesapeake Rooms.

Hosted by the Provost's Office for the benefit of Towson faculty, the conference theme this year is “Dangerous Teaching: Survival Tools for the 21st-Century Classroom.” Conference sessions will demonstrate how diversity can transform classrooms, energize students and make teachers more effective, and attendees will work from real-life cases to reflect on their pedagogies and develop their own new innovations for the classroom.

The keynote address will be delivered by Elizabeth Higginbotham, professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Too Much to Ask: Black Women in the Era of Integration and co-editor of Women and Work: Exploring Race, Ethnicity, and Class.

In addition to her work at the University of Delaware, Higginbotham directed the Memphis Center's award-winning Curriculum Integration Project. She has traveled widely to speak about teaching issues, including topics like coping with resistance and helping students to learn about each other.

Towson faculty are encouraged to register online for the free conference.

See the Multicultural Conference website for a preview of the conference program schedule and contact Samuel Collins,, with questions or for additional information.






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