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Educating Vulnerable Populations: An anti-deficit approach.

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La Trobe University - Bundoora Campus

ED2-P104 HUED Lecture Theatre

Bundoora, VIC 3086

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La Trobe University presents visiting UCLA Professor Tyrone Howard in a public talk as part of the School of Education's 'Common Bond Dialogues' speaker series.

Prof. Tyrone Howard will discuss the possibilities for creating equity and access in schools to address the knowledge, skills and dispositions that are essential to teaching in high poverty schools.

Professor Howard’s research operates from an anti-deficit framework and is focused on helping school personnel recognise the intellectual assets and resiliency that students from high poverty communities possess that are often overlooked by schools, which impedes opportunities for learning.

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Prof. Tyrone Howard is not alone in asserting that the promise of universal education too often falls short in the U.S., especially for students of color. What sets Prof. Howard apart is his determination to find ways to help school systems and students succeed. His definitive book, Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools, builds on three studies that investigated schools successful in closing the achievement gap. Prof. Howard shows how adopting greater awareness and comprehensive understanding of race and culture can improve educational outcomes.

Prof. Howard is the director of the Black Male Institute, which seeks to identify and promote practical interventions, reliable research, effective programs, best practices and responsible policy innovations that are informed by interdisciplinary perspectives in order to improve the educational outcomes of Black males.

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