October 13, 2008
“Crisis in Schooling: Courageous Leadership” a Panel Discussion at Webster University
Webster University’s Educational Leadership Program presents a panel discussion on “Crisis in Schooling: Courageous Leadership.” The panel discussion is designed to address the serious issues inherent in schooling today. Topics include how the crisis relates to special education, non-accredited school districts, the school board issues of a new superintendent and ethics. A history of the crisis will also be discussed.
The forum will be on Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Webster’s Sunnen Lounge in the University Center, 175 Edgar Road. Registration opens at 6 p.m. and the panel discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be a question and answer period at 7:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required to attend, as seating is limited. To register, go to www.webster.edu/edsforum
Dr. Diana Bourisaw, executive vice president of DHR International
Dr. Charles R Brown, superintendent, Wellston School District
Dr. Cleveland Hammonds, adjunct faculty Webster University
Dr. John C. Cary, superintendent, Special School District
Dr. Craig H. Larson, superintendent, Rockwood School District
Dr. Stanton Lawrence, superintendent, Normandy School District
Dr. Douglas G. Miller, Coordinator of Professional Development/Leadership Academy, Dept of Elementary and Secondary Education, will serve as moderator
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is a worldwide institution committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Founded in 1915, Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through five schools and colleges, and a global network of more than 100 campuses. Its 20,000-plus student population represents almost 150 nationalities. The University’s core values include excellence in teaching, joining theory and practice, small class sizes, and educating students to be lifelong independent learners, fully prepared to participate in an increasingly international society.
Since opening its first campus overseas in Geneva in 1978, Webster has become a recognized leader and innovator in global education, with an international presence that now includes campuses in London; Vienna; Amsterdam and Leiden, the Netherlands; Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu, China; and Bangkok and Cha-am, Thailand. Webster also has educational partnerships with universities in Mexico and Japan.