June 17, 2008
For immediate release
The UC Santa Barbara/Cal Poly Joint Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (JDP) presents its Third Annual Practicing Research Symposium on Saturday, June 21 beginning at 8:30 am at the Alumni Hall – Mellichamp Terrace at UC Santa Barbara’s Mosher Alumni House. Topics to be discussed include understanding heritage and ethnic identity development through study abroad: the case of South Korea, attitudes and willingness of California community college public safety (police, fire, and emergency medical services) faculty to provide accommodations for students with learning disabilities, and the impact of literacy coaching on teacher fidelity and students with learning disabilities’ reading achievement. This event is free and open to the public; space is limited, so to register contact Patrick Faverty, JDP Director at 805.893.3301.
“Throughout the school year, the local educational community provides a living laboratory for our students to study important local and regional issues in educational leadership,” Dr. Jim Block, Co-Director of the JDP says. “This Symposium is one of their ways of reporting back what they have found and of sharing those findings with other influential regional and statewide educational leadership communities.”
The event will also feature the presentation of the University Council for Educational Administration’s (UCEA’s) 2008 Excellence in Educational Leadership Award to Dr. Richard Miller, Superintendent of the Oxnard School District.
[Patrick Faverty is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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