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Faculty Spotlight – Dr. Thurman Bridges

An associate professor of teacher education in the School of Education and Urban Studies, Dr. Bridges has recently received acceptance for presentations at several national conferences.

2013 Presentation Schedule

Paper accepted for the 7th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference in Valencia (Spain) on the 4th, 5th and 6th of March, 2013. Paper title: Bad Boys” to Master Teachers: The Making of Black Male Teacher Identity. Paper will be presented virtually.

Paper accepted for the 2013 AERA (American Education Research Association) Conference in San Francisco, CA (April 27-May 1). Conference theme is “Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis.” Paper has been placed in a Paper Session titled, “African American Males & Females: Challenges and Transformation”

Papers presented at the 2012 AERA Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

(a) Symposium: Black Males in the Education Pipeline: Asset-Based Pedagogy for the 21st Century. Special Interest Group: Critical Examination of Race, Ethnicity, Class and Gender in Education. Paper: Towards a Pedagogy of Hip Hop in Urban Teacher Education

(b) Symposium: Teacher Education and the Black Community: Preparing Teachers to Teach Black Students, Preparing Black Students to Become Teachers. Special Interest Group: Research Focus on Black Education. Paper: Towards a Pedagogy of Hip Hop in Urban Teacher Education

(c) Round table: Teaching in Urban Context: Teacher Beliefs, Identities, and Practice. Special Interest Group: Lives of Teachers. Paper: Bad Boys to Master Teachers: Making of Black Male Teacher Identity.

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