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Clayton Lecture: November 4
October 27, 2009, Volume 56, No. 09

The 12th Annual Constance E. Clayton Lecture, sponsored by the Graduate School of Education: Is Early Childhood Education a Realistic Strategy for Urban School Reform?, will be on Wednesday, November 4, at 4:30 p.m., in the Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall. The event is open to the public.

Speakers will be:

Dr. Sharon Ramey and Dr. Craig Ramey,   Endowed Chair Professors of Health & of Child and Family Studies and Founding Directors, The Georgetown University Center on Health and Education;

Dr. Vivian L. Gadsden, William T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education, GSE, Penn, Director of The National Center on Fathers and Families;

Dr. John W. Fantuzzo, Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations and Education, GSE, Penn.

The forum moderator will be Dr. Diana T. Slaughter-Defoe, Constance E. Clayton Professor in Urban Education, GSE, Penn.

This lecture series honors Dr. Constance E. Clayton, former School District of Philadelphia Superintendent. Dr. Clayton was instrumental in bringing the Head Start Program to Philadelphia over 25 years ago.

This year’s Forum captures this historic moment by reflecting upon the field’s current and projected ongoing future relationship to the education of culturally and socially diverse urban children.

Almanac - October 27, 2009, Volume 56, No. 09