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Book Talk: Reconceptualizing Education for Newcomer Students, with Jordan Corson

Please join Jordan Corson for a discussion of his recent book, Reconceptualizing Education for Newcomer Students: Valuing Learning Experiences Inside and Outside of School (Teachers College Press, September 2023). “Using research from a newcomer school located in New York City, the author explores the everyday lives of nine immigrant students outside of school, showing that youth are not simply waiting for school reforms. Their educational lives are not bound to institutional spaces or the logics of schooling. Instead, youth routinely take up educational practices that are intellectually rigorous, joyous, resilient, and fulfilling. These practices reveal educations that are not held to a single place or purpose. Instead, they are present in schools, on subways, at museums, in neighborhoods, across many other places, and always on the move. Using a historical and ethnographic lens, this book challenges researchers and educators to consider how education might be reconceptualized to better respond to marginalization and exclusion and, in the process, provoke new understandings of education itself.”  –publisher’s description

Jordan Corson is an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Teachers College Summer Principals Academy, and an Assistant Professor of Education and affiliated faculty member of both Migration Studies and the M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University.  Dr. Corson’s additional books include: Pop Culture and Curriculum, Assemble! : Exploring the Limits of Curricular Humanism through Pop Culture, co-edited by Daniel Friedrich and Deirdre Hollman (Dio Press, 2021) and The Education We Need for a Future We Can’t Predict, co-authored by Thomas Hatch and Sarah Gerth van den Berg (Corwin, 2021). His research has appeared in journals such as Anthropology and Education QuarterlyTeachers College Record, and Educational Philosophy and Theory. Dr. Jordan’s work takes up ethnographic and historical methods to interrogate issues of transnational migration and educational theory through anti-colonial and abolitionist praxis.

This book talk is co-sponsored by the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. Professor Daniel Friedrich is moderating the discussion.

Where: 306 Russell


Dec 04 2023


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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Teachers College - Russell Hall
525 W 120th St #91, New York, NY 10027


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