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The 2nd Annual Conference of the HBCU-General Education Alliance

Theme: Blueprints for Educating the African American Student
May 29-31, 2012
Shaw University, the oldest HBCU in the South, Raleigh, North Carolina


Not since the great debates of the early to mid- 20th century around the Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois blueprints for educating the African American student has the African American community actively and cohesively attempted to work from the contexts of “industrial training” and/or “liberal arts learning” to frame discussions and actions for educating the minority student.

Abstracts are being solicited for the 2012 Conference of the HBCU-GEA which will focus on topics that contextualize the Washington and Du Bois paradigms for educating 21st century African American students as well as address other strategies, models and/or plans of action for minority student achievement in today’s skills-based society and ever-changing global and  technological world.

Abstracts (in 150 to 250 words) are sought from primary and secondary teachers and administrative leadership; college professors, independent researchers/scholars (all academic disciplines and professions) and higher education administrative leadership; members of family, church, and entertainment institutions; local, state, and national policy-makers and their constituents; and members of societies, fraternities, clubs and organizations. Both independent paper presentations and panel formations are acceptable format presentations.

Abstracts (in 100 to 200 words) are also sought for Poster presentations, especially from non-traditional public schools, national youth organizations, local, state, and regional student support groups.

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

~ Booker T. Washington and W.E. B. Du Bois Paradigms Revisited
~ To and From Brown v. Board of Education
~ The “lifting-up” of students by Cultural and Educational Societies
~ Family, church, community, and culture
~ Beyond pathologies
~ Developing the “whole” student
~ “industrial training” versus “liberal arts learning” in the 21st Century
~ Effective models of student development
~ Necessary designs of General Education at the HBCU
~ “Witnessing” literacy: math, critical reading, and/or writing
~ Skills for test preparations
~ Culturally-relevant pedagogy and teacher-preparation
~ Critical thinking across curriculums
~ Institutional Effectiveness for the 21st Century HBCU
~ Primary, secondary, and post-secondary teachers in dialogue
~ “Acting white”; first generation; underprepared; gifted; high achievers
~ An “achievement ethos” in the minority community
~ The “minority student” in an ever- changing society
~ 21st Century leadership and economics for student learning at HBCUs

The DEADLINE for submitting abstracts is April 30, 2012.

Submit to the following:
Dr. Hazel Arnett Ervin, Annual HBCU-General Education Alliance Conference,
P. O. Box 115037, Atlanta, GA 30310

Telephone inquiries: 
Dr. McLouis Clayton, Raleigh, NC :   919.546.8382
Dr. Lois Sheer, Atlanta, GA   :   404.272.4571

Registration packets will be forwarded upon acceptance of the abstract.  A Registration fee of $125.00, which includes Pre-Conference workshops, sessions, conference materials, and meals, will be required upon acceptance of abstract.




T3-Day Conference Schedule

May 29, 2012 – Pre-Conference Workshops, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Organizers: Hazel Arnett Ervin; Lois J. Sheer; and Kiandra Johnson

May 29, 2012 – Poster Sessions, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Invited Participants: ETS; Noel Levitz; and Book Publishers (TBA)

May 29, 2012—National Leadership Roundtable, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Invited Participants: Under Secretary Kanter, Department of Education; Susan Loomis, Assistant Director for Psychometrics of NAGB—i.e., the Nation’s Report Card; and NAFEO (TBA)

May 29, 2012 – Research-Based Workshops and Book-Signings, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Published Researchers in Education, Psychology, and Sociology

May 29, 2012 –Opening Reception (Location: TBA), 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

May 30, 2012 – Academy Roundtable, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Invited Participants: Presidents; Provosts; Published authors on African American Education; and K-12 Milken Awardees

May 30, 2012 – Poster Sessions, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Invited Participants: ETS; Noel-Levitz; and Book publishers (TBA)

May 30, 2012 – Concurrent Sessions, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Presenters who have paid registration fee

May 30, 2012 – Reception (Location: TBA), 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

May 31, 2012 – Community Roundtable, 9:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.
Invited Participants: Presidents and Directors of civic organizations; Bishops and Presidents of Christian organizations; and Directors of national youth organizations

May 31, 2012 – Poster Sessions, 11:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.
Invited Participants: ETS; Noel-Levitz; and Book publishers (TBA)

May 31, 2012 – Concurrent Sessions, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.



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