Marvin Lynn, dean of the School of Education at IU South Bend, will be the keynote speaker at an overseas conference in the upcoming week.
He will be speaking on Sustainable Learning Environments and Social Justice Colloquium at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on Oct. 29. His topic will be “Critical Race Theory and Education: Implications for a Pedagogy for Global Transformation.”
In this talk, Lynn, an expert on race and pedagogy, discusses how educational research on race might facilitate increased global understanding about our world and how we can continue to work together to improve our societies.
Drawing on examples of widely publicized recent examples of racial discrimination in the U.S. and Europe, he argues that schools must help students become literate in matters of race so that they can work effectively with others in an increasingly globalized marketplace.
“By examining the issues of race, we can build a more sustainable community,” Lynn said.