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Programs - 2002

Each year the IRA Literacy and Social Responsibility SIG (IRA L-SR SIG) sponsors a program at the annual national IRA convention.

This program is open to all conferees, with interests from preschool through adult education.

Those interested in greeting, meeting, and networking with program presenters and others with similar interests are especially encouraged to attend the program, business meeting, and/or informal social gathering. IRA members are also invited to become members of this SIG.

2002 IRA L-SR SIG Program
April 30, 2002
9:00 - 11:45 am
Telegraph Hill, Palace Hotel
San Francisco, CA
Open to all conferees (with interests preschool through adult)
Program Chair

J. Cynthia McDermott
California State University, Dominguez Hills
of Keynote Speaker

Kaye West-Anderson
California State University, Long Beach
Keynote Address

Stories Behind Growing Up Female in America
and Other Books
Penny Colman, Author
Scholastic Press
Panel Presentations

1. Why This Community Works
Speaker: Marsha Thicksten and Erin Hazelett,
California State University, Long Beach

2. Reading Success: Partnership,
Coaching and Tutoring

Speaker: Greta Nagel,
California State University, Long Beach

3. Global Learning Networks and Social Justice
Speakers: Sudia Paloma McCaleb, Jeremiah Jeffries and Karen Soriano, New College of California

4. Writing Partners:
First Graders & Eight Graders as Pen Pals

Speaker: Marion Short & Duane Kimbrow,
Willits, California

5. Teaching Holocaust Studies through Literature to Reduce Prejudice
Speaker: Eileen Shapiro & Lisa Lee,
The School District of Palm Beach County Florida

6. Environmental Studies as Social Justice
Speakers: Students from the Environmental Charter
High School, Lawndale, California

7. Charter schools as a Means to Democracy
Speakers: Allison Suffet and Jeff Haas,
Environmental Charter High School, Lawndale, California

8. High Stakes are for Tomatoes (Not Students)
Speaker: Susan Harman

9. Incorporating the Learning Record
with Exit Interviews

Speakers: Christine McCoy and Rebecca Williams,
The College of St. Catherine


Eleanor Black,
UCLA Ed. Ext. and California State University, LA
Business Meeting

A short business meeting will follow the program,
President Dolores Fisette presiding


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