The Secondary Education Lecture Series features Dr. Marcelle Haddix from Syracuse University presenting, "Are You Still Helping That Community?: Toward a Publicly Engaged Teacher Education and a Focus on Community/ies," on April 10 in Ketchum Hall room 313 at 12:15 pm until 1:25 pm.
Working from a scholarship-in-action, community engaged framework, Dr. Haddix will discuss ways that notions of community/ies and public engagement are defined and taken up in English and literacy teacher education. Her talk will feature examples from two areas of scholarship. The first area involves a study of the ways students of color navigate the multiple discourse communities they inhabit as preservice teachers and their construction of teacher identities in the current climate of teacher preparation programs. Specifically, Marcelle will highlight the ways that teacher candidates of color define public engagement and what it means for them to work with/in urban schools and communities. The second examines the experiences of secondary English and literacy preservice teachers enrolled in a Teaching Writing Course where students coordinate and facilitate a community writing event for local middle and high school students. In looking across both areas, her talk will articulate new directions for encouraging community building and public engagement in English and literacy teacher education.
Dr. Marcelle M. Haddix is an Assistant Professor and Director of English Education programs in the Reading and Language Arts Center in the School of Education at Syracuse University. Dr. Haddix’s scholarly interests center on preparing all teachers for working within urban schools and communities and on increasing racial and linguistic diversity in English teacher education. Her work is featured in Research in the Teaching of English, English Education, Linguistics & Education, Urban Education, and Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. Dr. Haddix also directs the "Writing Our Lives" project, a program geared toward supporting the writing practices of urban youth within and beyond school contexts.
This Year of the Teacher event is sponsored by the English Education Student Association with support from the School of Arts and Humanities, the School of Education, and the English Department.