Jason Raley from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School presented the closing talk at the TEDxUCSB conference held on April 27, 2012. His presentation was entitled “The Fine Print of ‘Passion’ (and what it really means for our complaints about schools)” and is currently available to be watched online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2rp9_hOe_w
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Jason Duque Raley is at the Gevirtz School of Education at UC Santa Barbara. His current research explores the substance, conduct, and consequence of social relations in educational encounters, with a special focus on matters of trust and authority. His work is oriented by a hope that schools can be made to recover a democratic function. When not writing, teaching, or making video analyses, Raley grows avocadoes and citrus fruits (and three young children) in the Santa Clara River Valley in Ventura County, California.
[Jason Raley is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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