Cultural Diversity in Education
Boston, MA and San Francisco, CA from November 7 - 17, 2006
The Irish Institute at
Featuring academic seminars and meetings with education policymakers, educators, students, and nonprofits involved in promoting cultural diversity in educational settings, the Cultural Diversity in Education Program provided the participants with an opportunity in Boston to meet with Marc Skvirsky, Vice President for Programs, Facing History and Ourselves; Professor Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Boston College; Bill Walczak and Meg Campbell, Codman Academy Charter Public School; Professor Irwin Blumer, Boston College; Ellen Wolpert, Early Education Expert; Annajean McMahon, Program Director, South Boston Head Start; Deborah Sercombe, Principal, Amigos School; and Catherine Wong, Director, CW & Associates Cross Cultural Consulting.
The group met with a number
of multicultural education experts in San Francisco, including Superintendent
Gwen Chan, Superintendent of Schools, San Francisco Unified School District;
Hugh Vasquez, Executive Director, San Francisco Education Fund; Mark Coplan,
Public Information Officer, Berkeley High School; Kevin Gogin, Director of
Support Services for Sexual Minority Youth, SFUSD; and Mark Bolton, Principal,
Monroe Elementary School, among others.