By Louis La Plante
The University of Southern Indiana Department of Teacher Education will present its second annual Multicultural Education Seminar at the C.K. Newsome Center on April 21 from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The day, which is free and open to the public, will bring a series of workshops and speakers including civil rights attorney Thomas Todd and educational theorist Michael Apple. Todd, the first full-time African-American law professor at Northwestern University, will speak at the noon luncheon. Apple, a critical education theorist, will present the keynote speech at 3:30 p.m.
Workshops from USI professors are also included. Omowale Akintunde, associate professor of education, will discuss "Appreciating ‘Others': Deconstructing Epistemological Bias in American Curricula," a presentation on implementing multicultural approaches to American classrooms, while Paul Parkison, assistant professor of education will present "The Political Economy of No Child Left Behind," a look at standardized learning in the United States.