What does it mean to work in a system that fails you and your kids?: A beginning teacher’s journey through the Chicago Public Schools
01/13/2014 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Annenberg Auditorium, Weill Hall
This ethnodramatic performance uses data from four narrative interviews with a first year teacher in the Chicago Public Schools to evoke the teacher’s personal experience and bring to life the structures that shape her work. It is designed to bring audience members together to ask deeper questions about urban education, and teachers’ struggles in high poverty schools. Small-group discussion before and after the performance will allow audience members to engage in dialogue about these issues. Writer and director Charles Vanover received his PhD in Educational Administration and Social Policy from the University of Michigan in 2009 and he is currently an Assistant Professor of Educational Administration at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
This event is co-sponsored by the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research and the Center for Public Policy in Diverse Societies at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.