Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research
Twelfth Annual AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research

"So That Any Child May Succeed -- Indigenous Pathways toward Justice and the Promise of Brown"

Thursday, October 22, 2015
6 p.m. EDT

The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
Amphitheater, Concourse Level
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
Federal Building: photo ID required to enter


Teresa L. McCarty, a world-renowned scholar on Indigenous language planning, policy, education, and revitalization, will present the 2015 AERA Brown Lecture in Education Research. McCarty is a professor of education and anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles and professor emerita at Arizona State University.

McCarty's lecture will examine hard-fought pathways toward educational justice forged by Indigenous educators, parents, leaders, and allies; the larger colonial project in which those efforts are embedded; and the ways in which Indigenous initiatives are braided with those of others. She will conclude with ongoing challenges in fulfilling the promise of Brown--in particular, the simultaneous homogenizing and stratifying effects of current education policy--and what can be learned from diverse models of contemporary Indigenous education practice. Read the full abstract

McCarty’s research and teaching focuses on language education policy, indigenous/language minority education, youth language ideologies and practices, critical literacy studies, and ethnographic studies of education. Her book, with K. Tsianina Lomawaima, “To Remain an Indian”: Lessons in Democracy from a Century of Native American Education, won the AERA Division G (Curriculum Studies) outstanding book award in 2007. Read more

About the Annual Brown Lecture

The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research is designed to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took into account scientific research in issuing its landmark ruling. Each year a distinguished scholar notable for producing significant research related to equality in education is invited to give a public lecture in Washington, D.C.

The 2015 AERA Brown Lecture will take place on Thursday, October 22, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Past Brown Lectures in Education Research
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