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Education expert to visit IU Northwest and discuss myths about urban classrooms and students

Urban Teacher Education Program presents Dec. 4 program “Teaching in a Gangsta Paradise: Media Stereotypes of Urban Kids”

On Thursday, Dec. 4, the Indiana University Northwest Urban Teacher Education Program will host a special presentation, “Teaching in a Gangsta Paradise: Media Stereotypes of Urban Kids,” featuring Associate Professor Shirley Steinberg, Ph.D., director of the McGill University Paulo and Nita Freire Project for Critical Pedagogy.

Steinberg, who is the author of multiple books and publications, including “Media Literacy: A Reader,” “Teen Life in Europe” and “Kinderculture: The Corporate Construction of Childhood,” will discuss the myths and misinformation about urban schools and students, much of which is advanced by the media and popular culture. This free program begins at 5 p.m. in the Library Conference Center, located on the IU Northwest campus at 3400 Broadway in Gary, Ind.



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Christopher Sheid

Michelle Searer

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