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Friday, November 17, 2017

The Moral Imperative of Better School Quality Measures

Lecture | November 17 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Jack Schneider, Assistant Professor, College of the Holy Cross

 Graduate School of Education

Today, parents and policymakers can access school- and district-level data in historically unprecedented quantities. Yet available information largely consists of student standardized test scores, which offer a limited picture of school performance and often indicate more about student demography than about educational practice. Consequently, such data may produce a distorted picture of school...   More >

Postindustrial Language Socialization

Lecture | November 17 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Elinor Ochs, UCLA

 Berkeley Language Center

*Message form Claire Kramsch*
Foreign language teachers are used to seeing themselves as teaching language acquisition (SLA), not language socialization (LS). Success in second language acquisition is developing full command of the linguistic and communicative aspects of language, whereas for language socialization it is acculturation and blending into a speech community. However, in both cases,...   More >

How Ride-Sharing Technology is Impacting Transportation in Africa: The case of Uber in Nairobi

Lecture | November 17 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Kagure Wamunyu, OxfordUniversity

 Institute of Transportation Studies