Alex Means, assistant professor of social and psychological foundations in education, will present "Toward a Human Security Agenda in Urban Education" at the Buffalo State Professional Development Schools (PDS) Consortium meeting.
Means will share his research on urban change and urban schooling, specifically focusing on the need to develop a 'human security perspective' in urban education. The human security perspective shifts the focus away from blaming public schools, teachers, and communities for current educational challenges, and instead seeks to identify and support the social conditions that are necessary for promoting human and educational flourishing for democratic ends.
The PDS Consortium holds four regular meetings each year in addition to its annual retreat. All members of the PDS Consortium are encouraged to attend each meeting.