Hartwick to Host NYSFEA Conference April 9-10

April 7, 2010

Hartwick College will host this year’s New York State Foundations of Education Association conference. The 39th annual meeting, “Openings for Engagement: Making Space for Critical Perspectives to Counter Disinformation,” will take place April 9-10, with educators statewide gathering to take part in discussions, lectures, and events.

“We are thrilled to be hosting this important gathering of scholars of education from around New York State and beyond,” said Assistant Professor of Education Elizabeth Bloom, who is serving as the conference’s coordinator and NYSFEA secretary. “We are so honored that Hartwick was selected as this year’s conference site!”

The weekend will kick off Friday afternoon with a conference introduction, featuring four presentations on education issues in New York, nationwide, and in the classroom. The day will close with a panel discussion, welcome address by NYSFEA President Barbara Regenspan from Colgate University, and welcome gatherings on campus.

On Saturday, participants will take part in four sessions throughout the day, focusing on more than a dozen issues, including research, graduate school, environmental education, student retention, human rights, and theory and perspective.

Keynote speaker for the event is Vijay Prashad, George and Martha Kellner chair in South Asian history and professor of international studies at Trinity College in Connecticut. Prashad will speak following the event’s formal dinner Friday night.

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